National Academy of Sciences ‘Leopoldina’ (Germany) – Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher ‘Leopoldina’ – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.
The Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. In this capacity, it represents the German scientific community in international committees and speaks out on social and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion. Under the auspices of the Leopoldina, interdisciplinary groups of experts publish policy-guiding statements on issues of current interest. The Leopoldina also releases joint statements with other German, European and international academies. It promotes scientific and public debate, supports young scientists, confers awards for scientific achievements, conducts research projects, and campaigns for the human rights of persecuted scientists.
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Jägerberg 1 (formerly Moritzburgring 10)
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 (0)345 – 4 72 39 – 600
Fax: +49 (0)345 – 4 72 39 – 919
Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities – Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities is the umbrella organisation of eight German academies of sciences and humanities. The member academies comprise a total of over 1,900 scholars of diverse subjects, all of whom are outstanding representatives of their research fields, both nationally and internationally. Together they are committed to promoting scientific exchange, excellence in research, and supporting young early-stage researchers in the sciences and humanities.
The Union coordinates the Academies’ Programme, currently the most comprehensive humanities and cultural sciences research programme in Germany. In addition, the Union promotes the exchange of information and experience between academies, and conducts press and public engagement activities. It also organises events on current issues in science and research as well as the so-called Akademientag (“Academy Open Day”). Furthermore, the Union represents the German academies of sciences and humanities abroad and sends delegates to national and international science organisations.
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Phone: +49 (0)6131 218528-0
Fax: +49 (0)6131 21852811
Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz – Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
Phone: +49 (0)6131 / 577-0
Fax: +49 (0)6131 / 577- 111
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Phone: +49 (0)30 303 700
Fax: +49 (0)30 203 70500
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Phone: +49 (0)89 23031-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 2303 100
North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts – Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Phone: +49 (0)211 617 34 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)211 617 34 – 500
Göttingen Academy of Sciences – Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Phone: +49 (0)551 395362
Fax: +49 (0)551 395364
Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg – Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg
The Academy of Sciences and Humanties in Hamburg was founded in December 2004 by the Hamburg Parliament as a statutory body (academy act, ordinance on its statutes).
It consists of up to 80 full members, corresponding members, senior members and honorary members. The assembly of full members elects the president and the management board and makes decisions on all fundamental matters relating to the academy. The member assembly meets once a month during term time.
The president heads the academy and represents it internally and externally. Members of the managing board are, in addition to the president the vice-president and two members elected by the assembly.
The secretary general takes care of the academy’s day-to-day business. The academy’s work is assisted by an administrative office.
Further details about the organisation of the academy are contained in its standing orders.
Phone: +49 (0)40 / 429 48 669 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)40 / 448 07 52
Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig – Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
Founded in 1846 under the name of Royal Saxon Society for the Sciences, the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, like its sister institutions, is rooted in the idea of the academy formed by Leibniz to unite “theoriam cum praxi”. More than 200 scientists of all disciplines meet regularly to exchange views, examine methods and results of specialist studies in interdisciplinary discussion and engage in long-term basic research.
Phone: +49 (0)341 711530
Fax: +49 (0)341 711544
Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a learned society of eminent scientists with international reputation. The Academy can look back on over 100 years of history. So far, it counts 27 Nobel Prize winners, four Balzan Prize winners, 41 recipients of the Pour le Mérite, 30 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Prize winners and 16 winners of the Landesforschungspreises Baden-Württemberg among its members. All members involved in the research, when discussions on current issues of our society and the promotion of young scientists. The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences is a member of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 32-65, -66
Fax: +49 (0)6221 543355