The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg was founded by the Federal State of Hamburg in 2004. It aims to promote interdisciplinary research across universities and non university research establishments and it advocates dialogue between academia, the public, and politics.
Members of the Academy are outstanding scientists from Northern Germany. They are not organised by disciplines, but rather in interdisciplinary working groups. The members of these working groups plan and implement projects on fundamental scientific issues and socially significant questions relating to the future.
The Academy promotes cooperation between disciplines, universities and scientific institutions in the region and aims to strengthen the visibility of the North German scientific region. The basic facilities of the Academy are financed by funds from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The initial funding of the academy from 2005 to 2007 was made possible by donations from the Hamburgische Stiftung für Wissenschaften, Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut and Hannelore Greve (Hamburg Foundation for the Sciences, Development and Culture Helmut and Hannelore Greve).
For further information please check the Academy-leaflet "Combining the Strength of all Disciplines".
The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg is the youngest member of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.