Foundation's Patron

Foundation's Patron

Dr. Joachim Gauck, Federal President
(Photograph: Federal Press Office)

About the Foundation

The Robert Koch Foundation is a non-profit foundation for the promotion of medical progress. The Foundation has set itself the goal of supporting the fight against infectious diseases and other epidemics. The Foundation supports both financially and through public recognition basic scientific research in the field of infectious diseases, as well as exemplary projects designed to address medical and hygienic problems. Patron of the Foundation, which was founded in 1907, is German Federal President Joachim Gauck.


“The Robert Koch Foundation is a prominent example of civic engagement in science and research.” Federal President Joachim Gauck, Patron of the Robert Koch Foundation