European Science Foundation (ESF)

In order to maintain its high standard of science management, the ESF has undergone a complete restructuring, abandoning its traditional funding instruments and gradually handing over science policy activity to its successor, Science Europe. Together with the German Research Foundation, the Union has thus cancelled its ESF membership as of the end of 2015.

The Union and its member academies will not be represented in the successor organisation Science Europe, as the Science Europe statutes accommodate research funding organisations only.

Representative of the Union:
Prof. Dr  Alfred Pühler
Bielefeld University, Center for Biotechnology
Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts


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