Chairman and member board of trustees
since 2005

Strategic management

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Marty
Rudolf Marty acts as chairman of the board and bears responsibility for the strategic direction of Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

Impact under scrutiny

In his work for the Foundation, Rudolf Marty does not consider himself a representative of one university or region nor as defending the interests of a particular discipline. Rather, he pursues the mission of Gebert Rüf Stiftung, not to finance basic research as a sort of miniature National Fund, but to implement science with a focus on effectiveness and practical application through a grant-making strategy based on defined focal points.


Professor of Information Technology at the University of Zurich (1982–1989), then Head of the UBS IT research laboratory UBILAB, Director of the UBS central department for applications development, Managing Partner at itopia – corporate information technology until 2006, owner of Opexis GmbH since 2006.