Academy of Sciences in Hamburg

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Academy of Sciences in Hamburg
founding 2005
Sponsorship autonomous
place Hamburg , Germany
president Edwin J. Kreuzer

Coordinates: 53 ° 33 ′ 45.35 ″  N , 9 ° 59 ′ 17.52 ″  E The Academy of Sciences in Hamburg is one of a total of eight science academies in Germany. The academy is made up of outstanding scientists from northern Germany. Your task is to intensify interdisciplinary research in your own work and in cooperation with scientists and research institutions at home and abroad and to strengthen the visibility of the scientific region of Northern Germany.


The Academy of Sciences in Hamburg was founded in 2004 by the Hamburg Parliament as a public corporation. It promotes cooperation between subjects, universities and scientific institutions in the region and is particularly committed to the dialogue between science, the public and politics through events and publications. In addition, it offers school laboratories and promotes young scientists in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein through financial support for interdisciplinary junior conferences. Edwin Kreuzer has been President of the Academy since 2013 . The Academy of Sciences in Hamburg is the youngest member of the Union of German Academies of Sciences .

The Academy’s project

The academy oversees four long-term scientific projects as part of the academy program , currently Germany's largest humanities research program.

  • Development of a corpus-based electronic dictionary German Sign Language - German (DGS corpus)
  • The written culture of Christian Ethiopia and Eritrea: A multimedia research environment
  • Grammars, corpora and language technology for indigenous North Eurasian languages ​​(INEL)
  • Formulas - Litterae - Chartae. New edition of the early medieval formulas including the development of early medieval letters and documents in the Occident (approx. 500 - approx. 1000)

Structure and organization

The academy includes outstanding scientists from all disciplines from northern Germany. The academy has up to 80 full members as well as corresponding members and honorary members. It is not organized in classes, but in interdisciplinary working groups. In these working groups, the members conceive and work on projects on fundamental scientific problems and socially significant future issues and fundamental scientific problems.

The meeting of full members elects the president, the vice-president and two other board members and decides on all fundamental matters of the academy. The President heads the Academy and represents it internally and externally. The managing director is responsible for the ongoing business of the academy, is responsible for the budget and participates in all board meetings in an advisory capacity. The general assembly meets once a month during the lecture period.

In June 2014, the authority for science, research and equality of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg appointed five well-known personalities from science, politics, business and culture to a board of trustees that supports the work of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg in the performance of its tasks and monitors the proper management.


Every two years since 2009, the Hamburg Science Prize has been awarded by the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg. At 100,000 euros, it is the most highly endowed award from a German science academy. It is donated by the Hamburg Foundation for Science, Development and Culture Helmut and Hannelore Greve .

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Welcome - DGS corpus. Retrieved May 25, 2018 .
  2. Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Retrieved May 25, 2018 .
  3. INEL | Infrastructure for Indigenous Northern Eurasian languages. Retrieved on May 25, 2018 (German).
  4. ^ Formulas - Litterae - Chartae. Retrieved May 25, 2018 .