Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina brings together some 1,500 outstanding scientists from about 30 countries. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to shaping a better future.

In its role as the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in international committees.

It offers unbiased scientific opinions on political and societal questions, publishing independent studies of national and international significance. The Leopoldina promotes scientific and public debate, supports young scientists, confers awards for scientific achievements, conducts research projects, and campaigns for the human rights of persecuted scientists.

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The Leopoldina introduces itself with the brochure "A tour of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina". It may be downloaded in German and English: