The members of the Leopoldina are organized in 27 sections that are grouped in four classes.
Politics and society need realistic proposals on how to make the best use of future opportuni-ties in research and teaching in Germany. In its report on tomorrow’s science, the Leopoldina takes a position on systemic potentials and problems of scientific development in Germany which are considered to be particularly relevant for the relationship between science, politics and society in both the medium and long terms.
The Leopoldina’s first report on tomorrow’s science was published in 2014. The paper focuses on the rapid technological developments in the life sciences and the resulting organisational challenges for research and teaching. The recommendations include setting up a national OMICS and IT infrastructure and providing targeted support to young researchers in this field.
Further reports on tomorrow’s science are being prepared in:
Life sciences in transition (2015) - Report on Tomorrow's Science
Ageing and the Life Course: Research for Longer Lives (2020) - Report on Tomorrow's Science