Academies of Science
The main function of the German academies of science is to provide guidance and advice to policymakers and society as a whole relating to general and specific issues of science, including emerging issues. They run symposia and public events, contributing to dialogue between science, society and industry. With considered opinions, the academies support policymakers and the public in finding suitable answers to current issues and problems.
In addition, a key mission of the academies is the coordination and support of long-term basic research projects and the development and cultivation of interdisciplinary dialogues.
Two examples of these academies are Germany's National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the German Academy of Science and Engineering.
Leopoldina – Germany's National Academy of Sciences
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina was founded in 1652. Today it provides academically sound advice to both politics and society and serves a representative function in international academies, organisations and bodies.
acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering
acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering – is the exponent of German scientific and technological fields in Germany and abroad. As a working academy, acatech supports policymakers and society with technically qualified evaluations and forward-looking recommendations.