Braunschweig Scientific Society

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The Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft ( BWG for short ) is an interdisciplinary , science-integrative public corporation of the State of Lower Saxony founded on December 9, 1943 .

Statutory objectives

Your basic task is to overcome the technical and mental barriers between representatives of the natural sciences , applied or technical sciences and the humanities . It does this through regular scientific departmental and plenary meetings with presentations and discussions. As a rule, it awards the Carl Friedrich Gauß Medal each year to scholars who are particularly well-deserved at home and abroad. The cooperation with other scientific institutions across all national borders is another focus. The broader public is created through symposia and lectures so that the results of the sciences can also be introduced into the civil society discussion.


In terms of structure and objectives, the BWG is an institution that is analogous to the Academies of Science . Its specialty is that its 154 full members have their scientific origins primarily in the technically oriented universities of the triangle Braunschweig - Hanover - Clausthal (" Consortium Technicum "). Therefore, the engineering disciplines are a focus in the broad spectrum of natural sciences and humanities of the BWG.

For quality assurance purposes, the company is divided into three "classes":

  • Mathematics and natural sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Humanities.

These consist of “ordinary” and “corresponding” members and are headed by so-called class chairmen. The number of full members under the age of 70 is limited. New members are elected by the general assembly at the suggestion of the “classes”.

The president is responsible for managing the company . The vice-presidents manage the company's affairs and publish the essays and the yearbook.


The former "Villa Felmy", which is now the headquarters of the BWG.

The Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft is based in the neo-baroque Villa Berta Löbbecke (also called Felmy-Villa ), which is influenced by Art Nouveau and was built in 1906/1907 on a garden plot on the Fallersleber-Tor-Wall on the Oker and one of the few essentially preserved older buildings belonging to the street. In addition to the BWG, the villa also houses the regional Braunschweig studio of the North German Broadcasting Corporation .

Abbot Jerusalem Prize

Since 2009, the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft - together with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Braunschweig , the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz Foundation - has been awarding the Abbot Jerusalem Prize named after Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem "for outstanding scientific contributions to the dialogue between intellectual, Natural and technical sciences ". Prize winners were:

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Villa Berta Löbbecke. In: BLIK - Braunschweig guidance and information system for culture. City of Braunschweig, accessed on January 22, 2010 .
  2. Awarding of the Abbot Jerusalem Prize 2017 ( Memento of the original from November 16, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed November 15, 2017. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Award ceremony 2019