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  • Photo: Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina

    News | Thursday, 20 February 2020

    Climate researcher Gerald Haug to head up the Leopoldina

    At today’s event to celebrate the change in office in Halle (Saale), microbiologist Jörg Hacker handed the chain of office belonging to the President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina to climate researcher Gerald Haug. ...

  • Picture: Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina

    News | Wednesday, 11 December 2019

    Gerald Haug elected President of the Leopoldina

    Gerald Haug is the new president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He was elected in a secret written vote taken by the Leopoldina Senate. On 1 March 2020 this renowned climatologist will take over the position ...

  • Picture: Sisters of Design

    News | Wednesday, 4 December 2019

    Academies of sciences and DFG call for new genetic engineering legislation

    In July 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that the legal regulations for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) apply to all organisms which have been altered using genome editing methods such as CRISPR-Cas. This makes it difficult ...

  • Photo: David Ausserhofer for the Leopoldina

    News | Friday, 8 November 2019

    Nobel Prize Laureates discuss the topic of health

    How can we ensure a healthy life and responsible healthcare for all? How will climate change affect our health? Could changes to working conditions reduce inequalities in life expectancy? These are just some of the questions that will ...

  • Photo: Gunter Binsack

    News | Thursday, 10 October 2019

    “We mourn for the victims of the attack in Halle”

    The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina was deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news of the attack on the synagogue of Halle’s Jewish community and on a nearby kebab shop, in which two people were killed and several others ...

  • Photo: Adobe Stock / Sunny Forest

    News| Friday, 8 November 2019

    Leopoldina calls for climate protection measures

    The only way to achieve the goal of limiting global warming caused by human activity to less than two degrees Celsius is to adhere to national and international agreements such as the Paris Agreement without delay. On 23 July, the ...

  • Thomas Krieg | Photo: Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina

    News | Tursday, 19 September 2019

    Thomas Krieg is Vice President of the Leopoldina

    In its session on 19 September, the Senate elected physician Prof. Dr. Thomas Krieg (Cologne) as the newest Vice resident of the Leopoldina. The dermatologist succeeds Prof. Dr. Martin Lohse, who has completed his two terms in office. ...

  • Photo: Markus Scholz für die Leopoldina

    News | Saturday, 21 September 2019

    Time in Nature and Culture – Annual Assembly 2019

    The Leopoldina is dedicating its Annual Assembly 2019 to the topic of “Time in Nature and Culture”. From 20 to 21 September, scientists will come together in Halle (Saale) to discuss technological developments and societal change. ...

  • Illustration: Alliance of Science Organisations

    News | Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    70 Years of the Basic Law: Ten Principles for Freedom of Science

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the German constitution ‒ known as the Basic Law ‒ the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany has drafted a Memorandum which spells out a voluntary commitment in the form of Ten Principles ...

  • Image: Académie des Sciences

    News | Monday, 6 May 2019

    Science Academies adress G7 countries with statements

    In preparation for the 45th G7 Summit, to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019, the science academies of the member countries have submitted three joint statements to their respective governments to alert them to what they ...




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