North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

founded in 1970

The North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts has been founded in 1970 as successor of the Association for Research of North-Rhine-Westphalia, which has been initiated by the former Prime Minister Karl Arnold in 1950. Aim and purpose of this consolidation of the natural and technical sciences was to scientifically advice the Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia during the post-war-reconstruction.

With building the Karl-Arnold-House in Düsseldorf in 1960 the Association gained an own building in which it could fulfil its tasks. In 1970 it was renamed in “Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences”. From 1993 until 2008 it was called North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences.

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    Novum Testamentum Graecum. Editio critica maior

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    Arthur Schnitzler: Digitale historisch-kritische Edition. Werke 1905-1931

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    Sammlung, Kommentierung und Herausgabe von Papyrusurkunden

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    Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentierung der kleinen und fragmentarischen Historiker der Spätantike

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    Grundlagen, Normen und Kriterien der ethischen Urteilsbildung in den Biowissenschaften

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    Herausgabe des Reallexikons und des Jahrbuchs für Antike und Christentum

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In 2008 the Federal Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia decided to enlarge the Academy by a fourth class, the class of the arts. Since then the North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences is the first academy in Germany which has adopted the arts in a class of its own, where in 2009 the first members have been adopted to.
Today the North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy is divided in three scientific classes and one class of the arts. In order to promote young talents in North-Rhine-Westphalia with the support of the Mercator-Foundation the Young College has been founded, in the one of which up to 30 excellent young researchers of all disciplines can be elected.

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Executive Committee

President
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Löwer
Lawyer

awk@awk.nrw.de

Secretary for the Class of the Humanities
Prof. Dr Wolfram Hogrebe
Theoretical Philosophy

Wolfram.Hogrebe@uni-bonn.de

Vice-President and Secretary of the Class of the Sciences of Engineering and Economy
Prof. Dr Andreas Pfingsten
Business Administration

andreas.pfingsten@wiwi.uni-muenster.de

Vice-President and Secretary of the Class of the Arts
Prof. Dr Peter M. Lynen
Art Management

ciam@hfmt-koeln.de

Vice-President and Secretary of the Class of the Sciences and Medical
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Häusinger
Internal Medicine

haeussin@uni-duesseldorf.de

Vice Secretary of the Class of the Humanities
Prof. i.R. Dr phil. habil Rudolf Schieffer
Medieval and Modern History

rudolf.schieffer@t-online.de

Vice Secretary of the Class of the Sciences of Engineering and Economy
Prof. Dr-Ing. habil., Dr-Ing. E.h., em. Dietrich Hartmann
IT for Civil Engineering

hartus@inf.bi.rub.de

Vice Secretary of the Class of the Sciences and Medical
Prof. Dr Gerhard Erker
Organic Chemistry

erker@uni-muenster.de

Vice Secretary of the Class of the Arts
Prof. Dr Julia B. Bolles-Wilson
Architecture

bolles@bolles-wilson.com

Secretaries

Secretary of the Class of the Natural Sciences and Medicine:
Prof. Dr Dieter Häussinger (Medicine)

Deputy-Secretary of the Class of the Humanities:
Prof. Dr Klaus Bergdolt (History and Ethics in Medicine)

Deputy Secretary of the Class of the Sciences of Engineering and Economy:
Prof. Dr Klaus Backhaus (Business Administration)

Deputy Secretary of the Class of the Natural Sciences and Medicine:
Prof. Dr Gerhard Erker (Organic Chemistry)

Deputy Secretary of the Class of Arts:
Prof. Dr Julia B. Bolles-Wilson (Conceptualize and CAD)

Office

Executive Secretary: Birgit Haneklaus

Press-Spokesman / Young College: Dirk Borhart

Public Relations / Event Management: Esther Polito

General Administration / Research Projects: Bernhard Scharfenberger

Finances: Dirk Winkelmann

Library and Exchange of Documents: Corinna Jachmann

Media and IT: Armin Schönebeck

Office: Ingrid Schmitz | Ute Neuß


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