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The Union coordinates the Academies' Programme, currently the most comprehensive humanities and cultural sciences research programme in Germany.

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities 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.

The Union promotes the exchange of information and experience between academies, and conducts press and public engagement activities. It also organises events on current issues in science and research as well as the so-called Akademientag (“Academies’ Day”). Furthermore, the Union represents the German academies of sciences and humanities abroad and sends delegates to national and international science organisations.


Mainz Office
06131 / 218 528 10


Berlin Office
030 / 325 98 73 71