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The KU was established by the Apostolic See and the Free State of Bavaria as contract partners of the Concordat in March 1980. It is supported by a Catholic foundation that was established by the bishops of Bavaria. Its name is the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Foundation (Stiftung Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt).


Foundation Administration:

Chairman of the Foundation Council:

Stiftung Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Luitpoldstraße 10
85072 Eichstätt

Tel. +49 8421 93-21201

E-mail: stiftung(at)

Vicar General of Munich and Freising Dr. Dr. Peter Beer

Stiftung Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

85071 Eichstätt

Tel. +49 8421 93-21015

E-mail: vorsitzender.stiftungsrat(at)

The chairman of the Foundation Council is Auxiliary Bishop of Augsburg Dr. Dr. Anton Losinger and his deputy is Vicar General of Munich Dr. Dr. Peter Beer. The remaining members of the Foundation Council are:

  • Bishop Gregor Maria Hanke OSB, Eichstätt
  • Edda Huther, former president of the Bavarian Constitutional Court, Landshut
  • Father Dr. Hans Langendörfer SJ, secretary of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn
  • Markus Reif, archiepiscopal financial director, Munich
  • Prof. Michael Rutz, Egestorf
  • Peter Schnell, former mayor, Ingolstadt
  • Dr. Paul Siebertz, former member of the board at Hypo-Vereinsbank, Munich
  • Dr. Thomas von Mitschke-Collande, McKinsey director emeritus, Tutzing

The president of the KU, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, and the chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Josef Ammer, are also included in the Council as advisory members.