Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

1992 new constituted / founded in 1700

In 1992 reconstituted, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities goes back to the Scientific Society of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, which had been founded in 1700. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy is following the tradition of the Scientific Academy Berlin which as Prussian Academy of Sciences covering the Natural Sciences and the Humanities had reached fame worldwide.

The history of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy has been shaped by 78 noble prize laureates and today, it is with about 200 elected members a scientific affiliation going far beyond the borders of the disciplines and the Federal states. Furthermore, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy has a certain responsibility for the location for science in the region of the capital city of Germany.

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    Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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    Galen als Vermittler, Interpret und Vollender der antiken Medizin

    Galen als Vivisektor. Rahmenillustration (Detail) des Titelblatts der 9. Galen-Juntina, Venedig 1625 Arbeitsstelle "Galen (CMG)", BBAW
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    Turfanforschung

    Blockdruckblatt aus einer alttürkischen Version des Viśvantara-Jātaka. Illustrationen im uigurisch-mongolischen Stil. Staatsbilbliothek, Stifung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
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    Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe

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In inter- and trans disciplinary working groups, the one of which are an innovative working tool within the German academies landscape, the researchers and the academy members are dealing with future questions of our society. By doing so the academy is playing an active part in advising politics and society. Another part of the research profile of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy is the interpretation of our cultural heritage.

With a staff of about 300 people it is the largest non-university research institution for the humanities in Berlin-Brandenburg. Furthermore, it is by contracts building a network with about 20 academies, located on four continents.

In the year 2000 the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences played a decisive role in the foundation of the Young Academy and at the Global Young Academy and has initiated together with the Arabian Golf University (Bahrain) the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).

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Executive Committee

President
Prof. Dr Martin Grötschel
Applied Mathematics

p@bbaw.de

Vice-President
Prof. Dr Annette Grüters-Kieslich
Human Medicine

annette.grueters@charite.de

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of the Humanities
Prof. Dr Christoph Markschies
History of the Church

christoph.markschies@rz.hu-berlin.de

Secretaries

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of the Humanities:
Prof. Dr Christoph Markschies (History of the Church)

Deputy-Secretary of the Class:
Prof. Dr Jürgen Trabant (Roman Philology)

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of the Social Sciences:
Prof. Dr Stephan Leibfried (Political Sociology)

Deputy-Secretary of the Class:
Prof. Dr Herfried Münkler (Political Theory and History of Ideas, Cultural Research and Theory of warfare)

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
Prof. Dr Günther M. Ziegler (Mathematics)

Deputy-Secretary of the Class:
Prof. Dr Thomas Elsässer (Experimentalphysik)

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of Bio-Medicine:
Prof. Dr Axel Meyer (Biology, Evolutionary Biology)

Deputy Secretary of the Class:
Prof. Dr Max Löning (Immunologie / Rheumatologie)

Member of the Board and Secretary of the Class of the Technical Sciences:
Prof. Dr Klaus Petermann (High Frequency Technology)

Deputy-Secretary of the Class:
Prof. Dr Walter Michaeli (Plastics Technology)

Further contacts

Chairman for the Committee for Academy Projects:
Prof. Dr Volker Gerhardt (Philosophy)

Scientific Members of the Board:
Prof. Dr Angela D. Friederici (Cognitive Neuroscience)
Prof. Dr Ulrike Kuhlmann (Civil Engineering/Constructional Steelwork)
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Neugebauer (Modern History/Early modern period 16th-18th century, History of Prussia)
Prof. Dr Joachim Sauer (Theoretical Chemistry)
Prof. Dr Thomas Sikora (Electrical Engineering /Communication)
Prof. Dr Christine Windbichler (Commercial Law, Economic Law and Employment Law)
Prof. Dr Michael Zürn (Political Science)

Treasurer of the Collegium Pro Academia:
Prof. Dr Bernd Hillemeier (Building Material Technology)

Scientific Director: Dr Wolf-Hagen Krauth
Director of Administration: N. N.
Head of the Presidential Office: Renate Nickel
Head of the Department of Information and Communication: Gisela Lerch
Head of the Library: N. N.
Head of the Archive: Dr Vera Enke


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