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Fact Sheet

Founded 1749; a privately owned company.
In possession of the family de Gruyter since 1897
Incorporated since 1919
Shareholders Descendants of Walter de Gruyter
CEO Dr. Sven Fund, Anke Beck, Carsten Buhr
Company divisions

Birkhäuser GmbH
De Gruyter Akademie Forschung
De Gruyter Mouton (Imprint)
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
De Gruyter Open
De Gruyter Saur (Imprint)
Walter de Gruyter Inc. (Boston branch)
Sellier de Gruyter (share)

Subject areas General Reference Works, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Library and Information Science, History, Art, Music, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Literary Studies, Linguistics & Communication, Theology, Judaism, Religion, Philosophy, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering, Law; Social Sciences and Economics
Mission statement
  • To provide high quality products for the academic market
  • To further De Gruyter’s international acclaim
  • To offer electronic products in all subjects areas
Advisory board

Five independent advisors from economics and academia
Rüdiger Gebauer (Chairman),
Dr. Georg-Martin Cram,
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Markschies,
Dr. Frank Rodloff
Christoph Seils