The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius is the founder of Bucerius Law School. It is one of the largest privately established foundations in Germany today.
For the past 30 years, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has been committed to the promotion of research and scholarship, art and culture as well as education and training. Through its activities in higher education, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius seeks not only to encourage future generations of trained specialists and support talented students, but also to stimulate fresh ideas in the educational sector. The Gerd Bucerius Law Program is a prime example. Carried out in conjunction with the “Deutsche Studienstiftung” (German Scholarship Foundation), the program allows ten especially talented young lawyers, per year, to undertake studies abroad. Other examples of ZEIT-Stiftung activities are the Gerd Bucerius Professorial Chairs at law faculties in Jena, Greifswald and Rostock.
The establishment of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, the first private law school in Germany, by the ZEIT-Stiftung marks a significant step in this direction. Bucerius Law School was granted official state recognition on August 8, 2000, followed by its official inauguration in the town hall of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on October 4, 2000.
The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius website is: www.zeit-stiftung.de