As a scientific organization, the majority of our members are scientists from all fields of research, who are connected by their shared understanding of responsible science, and who pool their expertise. The federation also welcomes representatives from other professions dedicated to the goals and values of the VDW.

Board of Directors:

Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl, Hamburg (Chair)

Prof. Dr. Regine Kollek, Hamburg

Dr. Hans-Jochen Luhmann, Wuppertal

Att. Dr. Klaus Schmid, Berg (Treasurer)

Christine von Weizsäcker, Emmendingen

Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch (Chair)

Prof. Dr. Paula Bleckmann

Dr. Katrin Grüber

Dr. Angelika Hilbeck

Prof. Dr. Hans Joas

Dr. Moritz Riede

Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger


Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck, Hamburg

Managing Director:

Maria Reinisch