Endowed Professorships and Scientific Projects at the Ruhr-University Bochum

The following institutes of the Ruhr-University Bochum get or got funding from the foundation:

  • Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI)
  • Institute for Security in E-Business (ISEB)

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) was founded in 1999 and works close together with the Institute for Security in E-Business (ISEB). ISEB deals with economic issues only, while the HGI is engaged in IT security’s technical side.

Especially the Horst Görtz Institute was funded by the Horst Görtz Foundation. Two full professorships were donated by the foundation until 2005. Professor Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar (Communication Security) and Professor Dr. Hans Dobbertin (Cryptologie) were both appointed in autumn 2001. The foundation and initial costs of the Horst Görtz Institute were financed as well; The Horst Görtz Foundation helped ISEB by financing research projects. Also the degree programme “Master Applied IT Security” was developed with the aid of the Horst Görtz Foundation and is now offered both as an on-campus programme and as a distance study.

2007 – 2009 the full professorship “Trusted Computing” by Professor Dr. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi was funded by the Foundation. He now holds a professorship at the University of Darmstadt.

Since 2010 ten excellent IT-Security students  get funding by grants.
In addition, several projects are funded, e.g. the project “Identity management in Cloud Computing” of the faculty for economy and law, which is supported for several years.