Participating Academies

Alphabetic listing of all Academies contributing to AGATE:


Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg (AWH)

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In 2004 the Academy has been founded on the initiative of the city of Hamburg in order to stimulate interdisciplinary research in Northern Germany, to network universities and research institutions and to foster the dialogue between science and the public. The Hamburg Academy is the youngest of the federal state academies, which are affiliated in the Union.

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Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz (ADWLM)

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The Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz is an affiliation of personalities from science, literature and music, which is operating beyond regional borders. It is serving the cultivation of sciences, literature and music and is thereby contributing to the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage. The Academy is a location of dialogue, having its focus on the exchange of knowledge beyond disciplines.It has been founded on Juli 9th, 1949 on an initiative of Alfred Döblin and of former members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences with support of the French military administration and of the Federal Government of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW)


The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, founded in 1759, is the largest state academy in Germany. The Academy has been committed to its tasks as a learned society, non-university research institution and place of lively scientific dialogue with society and politics for more than 250 years. The focus of its work is on long-term projects that provide the basis for further research and safeguard cultural heritage. The BAdW includes the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, the Walther-Meissner-Institute for Low Temperature Research, the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation and the Committee for Bavarian Regional History. It promotes excellent young scientists in its Young Academy.

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Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)

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In 1992 reconstituted, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities goes back to the Scientific Society of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, which had been founded in 1700. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy is following the tradition of the Scientific Academy Berlin which as Prussian Academy of Sciences covering the Natural Sciences and the Humanities had reached fame worldwide. The history of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy has been shaped by 78 noble prize laureates and today, it is with about 200 elected members a scientific affiliation going far beyond the borders of the disciplines and the Federal states.

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Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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„Fecundat et ornat – it is fertilizing and decorating“. In accordance with this leading idea the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen has been founded by the Sovereign King George II., August of Great Britain, Elector of Hannover, in 1751. As one of the oldest institution of its kind in Germany, which has been in place continuously, the Göttingen Academy is able to look back at a long tradition with famous members, like the brothers Grimm, David Hilbert and Werner Heisenberg.

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Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HadW)

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The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences has been constituted in 1990 and since that time has always been committed to its founding idea of assembling the land’s eminent scientists for the purpose of interdisciplinary discussion and independent research. Until today it is a scholarly society and a modern non-university research institution in one. It organises scientific conferences and public lectures und promotes young scientists, e.g. through programmes such as the WIN-Kolleg and by awarding of research-prices.

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Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences

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Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries. The Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. In this capacity, it represents the German scientific community in international committees and speaks out on social and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion. Under the auspices of the Leopoldina, interdisciplinary groups of experts publish policy-guiding statements on issues of current interest. The Leopoldina also releases joint statements with other German, European and international academies. It promotes scientific and public debate, supports young scientists, confers awards for scientific achievements, conducts research projects, and campaigns for the human rights of persecuted scientists.

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North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts


The North-Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts has been founded in 1970 as successor of the Association for Research of North-Rhine-Westphalia, which has been initiated by the former Prime Minister Karl Arnold in 1950. Aim and purpose of this consolidation of the natural and technical sciences was to scientifically advice the Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia during the post-war-reconstruction. With building the Karl-Arnold-House in Düsseldorf in 1960 the Association gained an own building in which it could fulfil its tasks.

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Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig (SAW)

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Since its foundation in 1846 as Royal Saxonian Society of Sciences the Saxonian Academy is following the tradition of the academy concept shaped by Leibniz assembling as learned society leading scientists of different disciplines to a regularly discourse and providing a platform for them, where long-term research in the region of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia can be conducted.

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Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS)


The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences is the umbrella organization of 61 learned societies. Whether in literature or theology, in communication sciences or in political sciences, its member societies represent a whole variety of disciplines. In total, no fewer than 30,000 people are members of a learned society associated with the SAHS, making it the largest network in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.

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