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The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

The Union of Academies is the umbrella organisation of eight German academies of sciences and humanities. The member academies comprise a total of over 2,000 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.

Academies' Programme - Excellence in the Humanities

The collective research programme of the academies of sciences – the Academies' Programme – serves to study, preserve and communicate global cultural heritage. It is currently the largest long-term research programme in Germany for foundational research in the humanities and social sciences and is coordinated by the Union of Academies. With a total funding of 72.9 million Euros, the Academies Programme encompasses 128 projects with approximately 188 research units (as of 2022).

Further information on the Academies Programme

Researcher Database

More than 2,000 excellent researches are united under the umbrella of the Union of Academies. The academies’ members are both nationally and internationally counted among the most distinguished representatives of their respective fields. In our databank of members one can search according to name, academy affiliation, specialist field and location.

Researcher database


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