Organisational Structure of the BGBM

The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM) is a so-called Zentraleinrichtung (central unit) of Freie Universität Berlin.

The BGBM is managed by its director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Borsch and is organized in four departments:

The preservation of the Garden and of the living plants’ collections, along with the maintenance of the technical infrastructure and of the building is taken over by the "Joint operational management (Gemeinschaftsbetrieb)".

For further information on the topic, please consult our organizational chart.


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