As a private university, Constructor University is independent from government control of its mission, strategic direction, and resources. Constructor University is governed by an independent board of governors who serve as trustees of the resources and mission of the institution. The Constructor University Board of Governors is comprised of leading figures from the world of international business, politics and academia.
The Board is responsible for monitoring the implementation of Constructor University’s guiding principles, ensuring adequate resources for the operation of the university, and for approving budgets and personnel recommendations put forward by the President. The President is responsible for all administrative and academic operations of the university.

Welcome to Constructor University

As a leading English-language private university in Bremen, Germany, Constructor University prioritizes interdisciplinary education, emphasizing a synergetic and entrepreneurial spirit on campus. 

Our top-tier professors set students up for a successful, international career. We ensure academic excellence and equip our students with fundamental knowledge, ultimately empowering them to address the world’s most pressing challenges.  

By providing state-of-the-art facilities and creating a collaborative atmosphere amongst our renowned faculty, students and PhD candidates, Constructor University offers exceptional research opportunities and drives groundbreaking discoveries.  

With more than 110 nations on campus, diversity lies at the heart of Constructor University. Our close-knit, international campus community offers a unique learning environment for all students, fostering global citizenship and mutual understanding.  

I invite you to join us on this academic journey, to discover a university where students build lifelong friendships and international networks, find their voices and make a lasting impact on the world. 

Let Constructor University inspire your dreams and ignite your potential. Your future begins here! 


Dr. Stanislav Protasov 
Constructor University, Bremen 

Stanislav Protasov

Constructor University Bremen gGmbH is a registered non-profit organisation. In accordance with its statutes, it comprises four bodies: the Councilors, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and the Executive Board, which comprises the President and the Managing Director of the university. The Board of Governors is the main decision-making body for all fundamental issues that affect the development of the university, including the appointment of the president and professors.


Constructor University Executive Board


President / Chair of the Executive Board
Dr. Stanislav Protasov

Oznur Bell

Managing Directors
Prof. Dr. Thomas Auf der HeydeBastian Schmidt-Faber




Constructor University Bremen Board of Governors


Dr. Serg Bell (Chairman)
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Constructor Group, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University

Dr. Philipp Rösler (Vice Chairman)
Member of the supervisory boards of various listed companies, including Siemens Healthineers AG and the energy supplier Fortum, former Vice Chancellor of Germany

Jochen Berger
Founder, Entrepreneur and Investor

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven

Tim Cordßen-Ryglewski
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Verein zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in der Freien Hansestadt Bremen e. V.

Prof. Dr. Mark Kamlet, PhD
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Rainer Köttgen
Founding Chairman of the Board Reimar Lust Stiftung, retired State Secretary to the Senator for Education and Science Bremen, 1999–2006

Rafael Laguna de la Vera
Software Entrepreneur, Director of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND

Peter Lürßen
Managing Director of Fr. Lürssen Werft

Elena Novoselova
Vice President of communications and grant management at SIT

Dr. Cornelia Scheitz
Jacobs Alumna class of 2007, President Jacobs University Bremen Alumni Association e.V., Senior Director Autodesk

Prof. (HSG) Dr. Sascha Spoun
President of Leuphana University Lüneburg

Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer
Founder and former director of MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences of the University of Bremen

Dr. Matthias Winter
McKinsey & Company, Senior Partner in Zurich

Ilya Zubarev
Serial technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Acronis, Runa Capital, and numerous other successful businesses

Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi
Co-Chair of Global Future Council for Cyber Security, Director of Emerging Advanced Research for Technologies Security and Cryptology Group and Lab, Director for Center of Cyber Security and Research, Assistant Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi

Strategic Advisory Board

The members of the Strategic Advisory Board are integral to the advancement of the Constructor Group, actively participating in its diverse initiatives. Engaged in research, program development, and providing crucial guidance, these individuals significantly contribute to fostering innovation and excellence within the organization.

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Chairman of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Novoselov’s work on graphene was recognised by the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Professor Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim were awarded the Nobel...

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Chairman of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Prof. Boltasseva specializes in nanophotonics, optical materials and nanotechnology focusing on materials for plasmonics and nanophotonic technologies...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, ...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Professor Rosenblum received his PhD in 1988 from Stanford University. From 1988 to 1996 he was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laborator...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Nicolas Gisin is a Swiss physicist and professor at the University of Geneva working on quantum information and communication, as well as on the found...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Scott Joel Aaronson (born May 21, 1981) is an American theoretical computer scientist and David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Artur Konrad Ekert is a Professor of quantum physics, quantum computation and cryptography. His research extends over most aspects of information proc...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Wolfgang Wahlster is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a pioneer of AI in Germany and Europe. His research areas are artificial intellig...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Professor Netessine received BS/MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and, after wo...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Rappuoli earned his doctoral and bachelor's degrees in biological sciences at the University of Siena. Rino Rappuoli is Head of Vaccine research and d...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Mark S. Kamlet is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon, with joint appointments in the Department of Soc...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Professor Coleman is a professor emeritus of philosophy, professor of recorded music, senior vice provost for academic planning emeritus at New York U...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Experienced technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in software development, virtualization and business management. Co-founder and T...

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Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Guenther is a Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland where he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. ...

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