The work of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History is overseen by two central bodies – the Foundation’s Board and the Academic Advisory Board.

Foundation’s Board

In addition to the German Federal Government, the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, and Saxony are all represented on the Foundation Board. The members are appointed by the individual ministries and by the Conference of Ministers of Education. The Foundation’s Board is responsible for major personnel decisions and appoints the Academic Advisory Board.

Members of the Foundation Board

Academic Advisory Board

The members of the Academic Advisory Board are internationally renowned researchers appointed by the Foundation’s Board. They work to uphold the high level of research at the Institute. The IfZ’s research program is planned in regular discussions with the board. The Academic Advisory Board advises the Foundation’s Board and the administration on fundamental questions concerning academic research and other activities. It regularly evaluates the academic achievements and the quality of the services offered by the Institute and reports to the Foundation Board.

Members of the Academic Advisory Board



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