Steering Committee

The working groups are coordinated by the steering committee in which all partner organisations are represented.
Monitoring the progress of the workings groups is considered the central task of the steering committee. Therefore, each working group reports to the steering committee. The steering committee develops proposals for the further advancement of existing core activities, for the initiation of a new or for the possible closure of an existing core activity within the initiative.


Members of the Steering Committee

  • German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina:

    • Elke Witt
  • German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD:

    • Alexander Knoth
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation):

    • Dr. Angela Holzer
    • Dr. Anne Lipp
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft:

    • Vera Binz
    • Dr. Boris Plüschke
  • Helmholtz Association:

    • Roland Bertelmann
    • Dr. Andreas Kosmider
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz:

    • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Horstmann
    • Dr. Elmar Schultz
  • Leibniz Association:

    • Dr. Ricarda Opitz
    • Matthias Razum
  • Max Planck Society:

    • Dr. Georg Botz
    • Dr. Frank Sander
  • Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities):

    • Dr. Rainer Lange
    • Dr. Eva Maria Werner


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