Hessian Ministry for Science and Art

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Hessian Ministry for Science and Art

Hessian state government
State level State authority
position Ministry
founding 4th July 1984
Headquarters Rheinstrasse 23-25
Authority management Angela Dorn
Servants 235 2013
Web presence hmwk.hessen.de
Hessian Ministry for Science and Art
Coat of arms Hessian Ministry for Science and Art.jpg

The Hessian Ministry for Science and Art is the university and culture ministry of the State of Hesse . State Minister Angela Dorn ( Alliance 90 / The Greens ) heads the house as a member of the Hessian state government .


The Ministry was spun off from the Hessian Ministry of Education on July 4, 1984 . The Ministry of Culture then remained responsible for school and part of the church affairs.

Since 1987, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art has been housed in a rented, Wilhelminian -style, neo-baroque office building between Rheinstrasse and Luisenstrasse in Wiesbaden , which served as the Wiesbaden main post office from 1905 to 1975 and was then converted and renovated accordingly.



The duties of the ministry extend to

As a rule, the Ministry's tasks consist of technical and legal supervision as well as the promotion of science and art in Hesse. In addition, the Ministry is responsible for questions of higher education, research and cultural policy.

The ministry has around 235 employees. Around 2016 people are employed in the subordinate authorities. A further 11,227 employees are employed in the subordinate universities.

Subordinate authorities and universities

Numerous universities and offices of the State of Hesse are subordinate to the Ministry:

Legal, technical and service supervision

The Ministry's legal supervision :

The Wiesbaden Film Assessment Office is subject to official supervision . In addition, due to the Hessian Monument Protection Act, there is technical supervision over the 37 lower monument protection authorities in the state.


Minister of State Angela Dorn

Hessian is at the head of the Ministry Minister or the Hessian Minister for Science and Art as politically responsible for the department. The incumbents have been:

Official Term of office annotation
Vera Rüdiger (SPD) April 4, 1984 - April 23, 1987
Wolfgang Gerhardt (FDP) April 23, 1987 - April 5, 1991 also Deputy Prime Minister
Evelies Mayer (SPD) April 5, 1991 - April 5, 1995
Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt (SPD) April 5, 1995 - January 10, 1999 Resignation, change to the Federal Constitutional Court
Hartmut Holzapfel (SPD) January 11, 1999 - April 7, 1999 executive; at the same time Hessian minister of education
Ruth Wagner (FDP) April 7, 1999 - April 4, 2003 also Deputy Prime Minister
Udo Corts (CDU) April 4, 2003 - March 31, 2008 resignation
Silke Lautenschläger (CDU) April 1, 2008 - February 5, 2009 at the same time: Hessian Minister of Social Affairs; 1-5 April 2008: On behalf of her resigned predecessor; Since April 5, 2008, she has acted as minister of state for the resort as part of the executive state government .
Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU) February 5, 2009 - January 18, 2014
Boris Rhein (CDU) January 18, 2014 - January 18, 2019 Change to the office of President of the Hessian State Parliament
Angela Dorn (Greens) since January 18, 2019

The minister is supported by a State Secretary , currently State Secretary Ayse Asar . As head of office and top official, she heads the internal structure of the ministry.

The ministry has five departments:

  1. Central Department
  2. University and cultural building development, university medicine
  3. Universities and research
  4. Culture
  5. international affairs


Bronze plaque of the Hessian Monument Protection Prize 2008

The Hessian Minister for Science and Art awards


  • Andrzej Lyson: Alte Post Wiesbaden . OO [2013].
  • New gentleman in the old house. Festschrift for the move of the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art into the "Alte Post" in Wiesbaden Rheinstrasse 23-25 ​​/ Luisenstrasse 10-12 . Without a place. 1987.
  • Hessian State Chancellery : Hessen ABC. The reference work on Hessian state politics . Wiesbaden 2000, p. 360f.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hessian Ministry of Finance: Overview of the company codes in the Hessian state administration as of March 13, 2013
  2. Decision on the responsibility of the individual ministers according to Art. 104, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the State of Hesse ( GVBl ) of March 28, 2014.
  3. Data from: Hessische Landesregierung (Hrsg.): The Hessische Staatskanzlei [brochure]. [Wiesbaden] 2010, p. 41ff.

Coordinates: 50 ° 4 ′ 41.4 "  N , 8 ° 14 ′ 36.7"  E