Press and Public Relations

In precaution against coronavirus, our PR team  is currently working in home office. Please contact us during office hours via the contact details below.


Our Press and Public Relations Office provides up-to-date information about what is going on at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) – in science and research, learning and teaching, continuing academic education and the cultural life on campus. Contact information for colleagues in the Press and Public Relations Office of the Mainz University Medical Center can be found here.

We support journalists when researching current topics and subjects. And we provide competent support to all JGU members in the areas of external communications and marketing.

We also provide information via international press services (AlphaGalileo, EurekAlert) that we use to distribute mainly English-language press releases from Mainz University. We can also use these media to announce international conferences or book projects to an even wider audience.

We are the point of contact for all issues concerning university fundraising. We develop and coordinate partnerships with foundations, businesses, and private individuals. We will be happy to provide you with information and assist you in any interest you may have in your future involvement with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

We support existent JGU alumni activities at institute and department level, including the volontary work in the university's alumni associations. The "Gutenberg Alumni" network will provide an additional service-oriented platform for Gutenberg Alumni across all academic disciplines.

You can find us on the 1st floor in the Forum universitatis 3.
We look forward to working with you!



For general information on our Press and PR service, please contact our office via sending an e-mail to .

Petra Giegerich
tel +49 6131 39-20047
fax +49 6131 39-24139

Alimatou Ndiaye
tel +49 6131 39-28617
fax +49 6131 39-24139

Kathrin Voigt
Deputy Director
Media & Digital Communications
tel +49 6131 39-27008
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Martina Stöppel
Corporate Media
Photo & video services
tel +49 6131 39-20593
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Bettina Leinauer
Scientific Editorial Staff
tel +49 6131 39-26112
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Jonas Siehoff
Scientific Editorial Staff
(M-F 8:00-12:00)
tel +49 1522 2524284
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Thorsten Lukitsch
Digital Communications &
Community Management
tel +49 6131 39-22421
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Theresa Hecker
tel +49 6131 39-22424
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Dr. Renée Dillinger-Reiter 
PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence
tel +49 6131 39-21845
fax +49 6131 39-21866
Gerd Blase
JGU MAGAZINE editorial staff
tel +49 6131 675994
fax +49 6131 39-24139


Dr. Kristina Pfarr
Head of
University Fundraising
and Alumni Relations
tel +49 6131 39-27007
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Anja Noky
University Fundraising
and Alumni Relations
(M-Th 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
tel +49 6131 39-27460
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Max Lindemann
University Fundraising
and Alumni Relations
tel +49 6131 39-23112
fax +49 6131 39-24139
Christoph Hardy Christoph Hardy
University Fundraising
and Alumni Relations
(M-W, F 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Th 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)

tel +49 6131 39-22112
fax +49 6131 39-24139