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Presidium

The Leopoldina Presidium in September 2020. Image: David Ausserhofer for the Leopoldina

The Academy is led by a Presidium whose members generally meet once a month to discuss and prepare all major decisions regarding the Academy. The Leopoldina is managed in accordance with its statutes, the Presidium’s rules of procedure and its election regulations.

The members of the Presidium are elected by the Senate and serve for a period of five years; they can be re-elected once. As defined by the law, the Presidium is chaired by the President and four Vice Presidents. It also includes other members. Prof. (ETHZ) Gerald Haug assumed office as the Leopoldina’s 27th president on March 1st, 2020.

President

Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug, Climate Researcher, Halle/Mainz/Berlin

Vice Presidents

Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas, Plant Geneticist, Halle (Saale)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Krieg, Dermatologist, Cologne

Prof. Regina Riphahn, Ph.D., Economist, Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, Chemist and catalysis researcher, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Berlin

Secretaries

Class I: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering
Prof. Dr. Sigmar Wittig, Engineering Scientist, Karlsruhe

Class II: Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Claus R. Bartram, Human Geneticist, Heidelberg

Class III: Medicine
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Zenner, Oto-Laryngologist, Oncologist, Tübingen

Class IV: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, Historian, Berlin

Members of the Presidium

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baumjohann, Earth Scientist, Graz
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer, Computer Scientist, Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. Martin Quack, Chemist, Zürich

Secretary General

Franziska Hornig, science manager and business economist (with consultative voice)

Former presidency members (with consultative voice)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, Microbiologist, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Volker ter Meulen, Virologist, Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Friedrich, Microbiologist, Berlin

CONTACT

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Dr. Jörg Beineke

Senior Scientific Coordinator

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 954
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 919
E-Mail joerg.beineke @leopoldina.org