„The life of Barbara Hopf, accompanied by proud successes, will not be without reverberation.“
(Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zabeck, from the obituary in “Mannheimer Morgen”)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Hopf, who passed away far too young at the age of 44, leaves recognized scientific achievements in the field of vocational and business education. With her focus on office simulation, work teaching and adult education, she set important impulses for these educational fields of work. Beyond university, she cooperated with vocational schools and further education institutions. Also well-documented is her high degree of commitment to teaching, which has always enabled Ms. Hopf to inspire students for their later work. The task of the Barbara-Hopf-Foundation is to support this and related teaching and research activities by promoting young scientists.
The information on the life and work of Barbara Hopf provided on this website has been collected and maintained over many years and decades. We are always grateful for any indication of errors or important additions.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The “Barbara-Hopf-Foundation” was founded on 10 September 1989, on the first anniversary of the death of Prof. Dr. Barbara Hopf. The founders are her parents Dr. Werner and Mrs. Antonie Hopf. After their death, Dr. Gerald Heyne took over the foundations management. The foundation promotes economic education and educational science at the University of Mannheim in particular through the following measures:
Funding will be provided for theses and projects that are in the tradition of the scientific profile of Mrs Prof. Dr. Barbara Hopf and are mainly assigned to the following topics:
Besides the founder, elected members of the Board of Trustees are the Rector of the University of Mannheim, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and one professor each for the subjects Business Education and Educational Science.