Joint science conference

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GWK headquarters in Bonn

The Joint Science Conference ( GWK ) is the successor organization to the former federal-state commission for educational planning and research funding . It was founded as part of the federalism reform and started its work on January 1, 2008. It coordinates the joint federal and state funding for science . Furthermore, the GWK stands in the tradition of the Königstein State Agreement ; this is how the GWK also determines the Königstein key . The Secretary General has been Ministerialdirigentin Inga Schäfer since October 2016, succeeding Hans-Gerhard Husung, who held this position from February 2011 until his retirement. Schäfer is a communication and political scientist.

The mandate of the GWK results from Art. 91b of the Basic Law and the GWK Agreement. Members of the GWK are the federal and state ministers responsible for science and research as well as finance. The head office is in Bonn .

As a result of the federalism reform, Article 91b of the Basic Law was made more precise and expanded. The federal government and the federal states can therefore work together to promote:

  • Institutions and projects for scientific research outside the universities,
  • Science and research projects at universities,
  • Research buildings at universities including large-scale equipment.

Details of funding for German research organizations are regulated in implementation agreements. These include:

Scientific institutions jointly funded by the federal and state governments

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Individual evidence

  1. Joint Science Conference (GWK) press release PM 18/2016: Change in the GWK: Inga Schäfer is the new Secretary General of the GWK , accessed on October 6, 2016
  2. Joint Science Conference - Legal Foundations. In: Retrieved October 4, 2016 .
  3. ^ Joint Science Conference - Members. In: Retrieved October 4, 2016 .