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Responsible for content:

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 256
33311 Gütersloh, Germany
Tel: +49 5241-810  
Fax: +49 5241-81681396

Located in Gütersloh, Germany, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is an nonprofit, private operating foundation under civil law, governed by Section 1 of the Foundation Act of the state of North Rhine–Westphalia. It is not subject to corporate or commercial tax in accordance with the annex to the corporate tax notice issued by the Gütersloh Tax Office on October 31, 2023. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is represented by its Executive Board:

Dr. Ralph Heck (Chairman)
Dr. Brigitte Mohn
Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer

Chair of the Board of Trustees:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner J. Bauer 

Responsible supervisory authority: 
District government Detmold, Leopoldstr. 15, 32756 Detmold, Germany 

UST ID: DE 126 76 80 30 

Responsible for content: 

Dr. Jörg Habich, Liz Mohn Center gGmbH, Gütersloh

The contents of this website have been created with the greatest possible care. However, we do not assume liability for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-datedness of the content provided. The user uses the contents of this website at their own risk. Using the website does not establish a contractual relationship between the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the user. Contributions by external authors who are identified by name do not always reflect the opinion of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. 

Our website contains links to third-party websites. These links are provided exclusively for informational purposes and were checked for potential infringements of the law when first linked. At that time, no infringements were apparent. However, we have no influence whatsoever on the current and future contents of these third-party websites. The content on any third-party sites to which we have provided a link on our website is the sole responsibility of the providers of the respective sites. The Bertelsmann Stiftung distances itself from all content that has been changed since the link was established. It is not possible for us to continuously monitor external links without concrete indications of legal violations. 

If and when legal violations become known, we will remove the relevant link or content from our website immediately. 


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