Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Eight German academies of sciences, located in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Mainz and Munich, constitute the ”Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities”. The aim of the Union is to coordinate the basic research of the Union's member academies and to enable them to present themselves more effectively to other science organisations in Germany and abroad. More than 1,900 scientists and scholars, representing a wide range of disciplines, have been elected as ordinary, corresponding or extraordinary members of one of the eight academies.
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8 Academies in the Union
(see list below)
more than 1,900 scientists and scholars
Close cooperation with researchers
and foundations abroad
annual budget of the Academies Programme:
approx. 54.4 million euros (2012)
The eight academies in the Union are:
- Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1992/1700)
- Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1751)
- Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1759)
- Saxonian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig (1846)
- Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1909)
- Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz (1949)
- North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (1970)
- Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg (2004)
The Academies Programme (Akademienprogramm) is coordinated by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. As of 2012, it comprised a total of 152 projects with 204 working groups. The projects consist of 22 dictionaries, 118 editions, 10 long-term studies in the natural sciences and two basic research projects in social science and cultural studies.
In keeping with their service role, the academies also carry out the Academies Programme, which is funded equally by the states (Länder) and the Federal Government with a total budget of 54.4 million euros (2012). The basic budgets of the academies of science, which are Länder institutions, are funded solely by the respective host state.
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The budget totals approx. 54.4 million euros a year (2012) and is financed equally by the states (Länder) and the Federal Government.