Cécile and Oskar Vogt Foundation


Established by Oskar Vogt, born on April 6, 1870, died on July 31, 1959 and wife Cécile Vogt, née Mugnier,
born on March 27, 1875, died on May 4, 1962

1898: Founding of a Central Neurological Department in Berlin

1931: Founding of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Hirnforschung in Berlin

1936: Founding of the Institut für Hirnforschung und allgemeine Biologie in Neustadt/Black Forest; founding of a GmbH
together with A. Krupp v. Bohlen und Halbach

1964: After the wife’s death in 1962, takeover by the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der HHU

Today: One of the largest selections of brain sections worldwide

Share capital: € 25,564.59 (DM 50,000)
(The share capital is wholly held by the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern HHU.)

Corporate purpose: Continuation of the research formerly carried out by the Vogt Family, as well as support of medical 
and natural sciences

The GmbH was liquidated on December 31, 2014 and is continued as dependent foundation with the same purpose.

The board of trustees met on July 24, 2017. 
As at December 31, 2020, the board of trustees consisted of the following members:

Eduard H. Dörrenberg, Chairman 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts 

Elisabeth Tanspach-Bieber


Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for brain research

The Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute for brain research at UKD und HHU continues the tradition of the researches of the Vgt family. 

Web pages of the Institute (UKD / HHU - in German)