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Voices on 10 Years German National Academy of Sciences

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Voices on 10 Years German National Academy of Sciences

In 2018, the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina is in its 10th year as the National Academy of Sciences. On July 14, 2008, the Leopoldina was appointed German National Academy of Sciences and since then speaks out on societal and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion. It releases joint statements with other German, European and international academies and represents the German scientific community in international committees.

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Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier

“Reason and enlightenment are more important than ever in the search for answers to the great questions of the present and the future. ...”

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Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

“The German National Academy of Sciences is the heart and the voice of German science.”

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Minister President Reiner Haseloff

“The vital significance of the German National Academy of Sciences extends far beyond our Federal State.  ...”

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Margret Wintermantel

“Even 366 years after its founding the work being done at the Leopoldina is more relevant today than ever before...“

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Uta Frith

“A history that is several centuries long has furnished the Leopoldina’s gravitas and prestige...”

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Harald zur Hausen

“The Leopoldina is a true jewel among German academies...”

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Martin Stratmann

“The promise of science is an objective approach to our world. ...”

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Ada Yonath

“The highly prestigious Leopoldina Academy relates to vital matters of universal perspective. ...”

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Andreas Barner

“The Leopoldina´s statements have been instrumental in forming the sound basis necessary for discussions about difficult issues. ...”

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Antje Boetius

“At the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina we discuss the role of science in society. ...”

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Peter Strohschneider

“As the German National Academy of Sciences the Leopoldina has been able to gain remarkable influence and prestige...”

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Jules Hoffmann

“Many of the pressing issues of our times can only be surmounted if scientific excellence is internationally networked. ...”

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Reinhard F. Hüttl

“Being named the German National Academy and the working relationship with other academies... was the start of a success story...”

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Günter Stock

“When a National Academy of Sciences... was finally founded, it was the fulfilment of a long-held aspiration. ...”

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Ursula Gather

“I really value the topical and profound position statements that the Leopoldina continually produces. ...”

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Ferdi Schüth

“One important task of science is to communicate its findings to the society at large..."

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Pascale Cossart

“The Leopoldina as the National Academy of Germany now appears as one of the most active Academies in Europe. ...”

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Matthias Kleiner

"The Leopoldina, which has over 1500 distinguished scientists as members, is an independent voice for German science."

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