The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
|Institution||Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities|
|Themes||history, future of society, knowledge, literature and culture|
|Orientation||interdisciplinary, application oriented humanities research|
|Founded||re-founded 1992 (originally founded by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in 1700)|
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities with its approx. 300 elected members – outstanding representatives of their respective disciplines – is an association of scientists and scholars that transcends disciplinary and national boundaries.
In interdisciplinary research groups, academy members cooperate with external colleagues and young researchers in studying questions and issues relating to the future of our society. The academy contributes actively to policy and societal consultation through its reports, memoranda and recommendations and their public discussion.
As the Prussian Academy of Sciences, the academy attained world-wide fame and recognition. 78 Nobel Prize winners shaped its history. Among its members were the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, Lise Meitner, Theodor Mommsen, Albert Einstein and Max Planck. It is a corporation under public law and is financed by the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. A major portion of its research is sponsored by the Academies Programme supported by the federal government and the states.