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Academy

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

1992 reconstituted / founded in 1700

With its 300+ members it is the primary location for science and research in the region of the German capital

Reconstituted in 1992, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities can be traced back to the Scientific Society of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, which was founded in 1700. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy follows in the tradition of the Scientific Academy Berlin, which as a later Prussian Academy of Sciences united the natural sciences and the humanities and achieved worldwide fame. Today, the academy is an association of scientists that transgresses both subject and state borders with its 300+ members and is the primary location for science and research in the region of the German capital.


Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Jägerstraße 22/23
10117 Berlin
Tel. 030 / 20370-0
Fax 030 / 20370-600

bbaw.de


The Academy’s activities focus on conducting research in the humanities, exploring future scientific and social issues on an interdisciplinary level, as well as promoting dialogue between science and society.

The Academy supervises the long-term cultural-scientific research projects which are funded by the Federal government and the States, such as the dictionary projects, editions, documentations and bibliographies. These traditional Academy Projects, of which 25 exist today, make the Academy the largest non-university research institution with a profile in the humanities in the region.

In interdisciplinary work and research groups, study and initiative groups – unique forms of collaboration for a German academy –, topics of particular scientific and social interest are explored by Academy members, external experts and young scientists, and presented to the general public in, for instance, research reports and memoranda.

The academy is contractually interconnected with around 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 in 2010 in the foundation of the Global Young Academy. In 2013, it initiated together with the Arabian Golf University (Bahrain) the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Christoph Markschies

President
Church History

praesident@bbaw.de

Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer

Vice President
Behavioural Biology

jfischer@dpz.eu


Secretaries

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer

Section Humanities
Islamic Studies

Vice Secretary

Prof. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Middle Eastern Studies

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl

Section Social Science
Sociology

Vice Secretary

Prof. Dr. Christine Windbichler
Law

Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer

Section Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Experimental Physics

Vice Secretary

Prof. Dr. Matthias Drieß
Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Max Löhning

Section Life Sciences
Immunology

Vice Secretary

Prof. Dr. Christine Heim
Medical Psychology

 

 

Prof. Dr. Olaf Dössel

Section Technology
Electrical Engineering

Vice Secretary

Prof. Dr. Klaus Petermann
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