Foundation

Together with passion, foresight and openness
With our commitment, we contribute to innovative, creative and sustainable solutions for the challenges of our time. 
Mission & Goals
Foundation Board
Team
Annual report
Together with private individuals, companies and foundations, the UniBE Foundation strengthens Bern as a centre of education and research and is committed to the future of the University of Bern as a top international university that attracts top talent.
In order to achieve these goals, we raise funds to finance professorships, research projects and scholarships, promote interdisciplinary initiatives, create spaces for innovation and define fields of action for excellent research and teaching in Bern as a centre of science.
Vice President
Prof Dr Christian Leumann, Vice President of the Board of Trustees
Christian

Leumann

"I am convinced that, thanks to the UniBE Foundation, the University of Bern will be able to intensify its activities in research and the promotion of young talent, which will ultimately benefit the economy and society. I am delighted to be able to contribute to this."
Prof Dr Christian Leumann, Rector University of Bern
President
Heinz Karrer, President of the Board of Trustees
Heinz

Karrer

"Promoting young talent is very important to me. The UniBE Foundation enables donors to specifically support a new generation of researchers at the University of Bern."
Dr h. c. Heinz Karrer, Chairman of the Board of Jungfraubahn Holding AG
Pascale Bruderer, Member of the Board of Trustees
Pascale

Bruderer

"The digital transformation affects all aspects of our lives - both economically and in society as a whole. Interdisciplinary research at the University of Bern makes an important contribution here, which needs to be strengthened and publicised in a way that adds value. I am delighted to support this bridge-building endeavour. "
Pascale Bruderer, entrepreneur and member of the Board of Directors
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Member of the Board of Trustees
J. N.

Schneider-Ammann

"Young researchers need a wide range of creative scope and financial support in order to achieve top performance - I remain committed to this."
Dr h. c. Johann Schneider-Ammann, former Federal Councillor
Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, Member of the Board of Trustees
Antoinette

Hunziker-Ebneter

"Environmentally and climate-friendly solutions for a sustainable future are being co-developed at the research centre in Bern. It is important to me personally to be able to make a contribution to this."
Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors BEKB
lic. iur. Jobst Wagner, Member of the Board of Trustees
Jobst

Wagner

"As an alumnus of the University of Bern and as an entrepreneur, strengthening Bern as a centre of science and business is an important personal concern for me. That's why I'm committed to the UniBE Foundation."
lic. iur. Jobst Wagner, Entrepreneur
Willy Michel, Member of the Board of Trustees
Willy

Michel

"We still know far too little about many diseases. The medicine of the future needs targeted basic research and the development of innovative solutions in diagnosis and therapy. It is a matter close to my heart to commit myself to this."
Dr h. c. Willy Michel, founder of Ypsomed
Katharina Liebherr, Member of the Board of Trustees
Katharina

Liebherr

"In order to master the challenges of the future, it is essential that scientific research and practice are closely interlinked. New concepts must be developed and new paths taken. The UniBE Foundation makes this possible and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this."
Katharina Liebherr, entrepreneur
Prof. em. Dr med. dent. Daniel Buser, Member of the Board of Trustees
Daniel

Buser

"For many years, I have been committed to ensuring that findings from basic medical research can improve patients' quality of life as quickly as possible. Promoting science-based innovation is the key to this."
Prof. em. Dr med. dent. Daniel Buser
Managing Director
Claudia

Lehnherr

Assistant to the Managing Director
Gwendolin

Peer

Communication
Carol

Blaser

No annual reports are currently available. The foundation closes its first financial year on 31 December 2022.
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