Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

founded in 1759

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1759 by the Elector Max III. Joseph, is one of the oldest and – according to the number of the members of staff, the research programme and the budget – the largest of the eight German Länder-Academies. Since more than 200 years it is committed to its tasks as traditional learned society, non-university research institution and as a hoard of a vivid scientific discourse.  The Academy has about 175 ordinary members (being situated in Bavaria) and 150 corresponding members, who all have substantially contributed to the increase of the current stock of knowledge. Furthermore, since 2010 the Young College is offering to young researchers financial funding and a top-quality platform for an interdisciplinary dialogue. 

  • Selected projects of the academy

    Thesaurus linguae Latinae

    Thesaurus linguae Latinae, Regal Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften/S. Obermeier
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  • Selected projects of the academy

    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

    Glockenkrater mit Darstellung einer Töpferwerkstatt, 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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  • Selected projects of the academy

    Frühneuzeitliche Ärztebriefe

    Abbildung: Bernaert van Orley (um 1488-1541): Dr. med. Joris van Zelle, 1519 Musées royaux des beaux arts, Brüssel
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  • Selected projects of the academy

    Kritische Ausgabe der Werke von Richard Strauss

    Portrait Richard Strauss Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main
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As a research institution of international rank the Academy is conducting basic research in the humanities and the natural sciences – often in co-operation with universities and research institutions. The focal point of the Academy lies on doing research in long-term projects, which are forming the basis for further investigations and are saving our cultural heritage, e.g. by the elaboration of critical editions (as the Max-Weber-Edition or the Richard Strauss-Edition), of scientific dictionaries (like the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae) and of exactly conducted measurement-series (like the Glacial Research and the Satellite Geodesy). Furthermore, the Academy is operating the Walther-Meißner-Institute für Cryogenic Research (www.wmi.badew.de) and the Leibniz-Datacentre (www.lrz.de), which is one of the three national maximum-capacity-datacentres in Germany.

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Executive Committee

President
Prof. Dr Thomas O. Höllmann
Sinology, Chinese archeology and art as well as ethnology

praesident@badw.de

Sections

Section's speaker:
Prof. Dr Hendrik Birus (Literary Science), Section I
Prof. Dr Arnold Picot  (Business Administration), Section II
Prof. Dr Arndt Bode (Technical IT, Computer-Architecture), Section III
Prof. Dr Susanne S. Renner (Biology), Section IV


Administration

Executive Secretary: Bianca Marzocca

Media: Dr Ellen Latzin

Conception and Organisation of Events: Simone Sokolis

Scientific Consultant: Dr Elisabeth Schepers

Staff: Heike Bein

Office: Alrun Arabi | Irene Häberle

Library and Exchange of Documents: Karin Schwenke

Archive: Dr Genoveva Rausch M.A.


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