Leibniz Association


“Theoria cum praxi: science for the benefit and good of humanity”. Under this slogan, the Leibniz Association connects 89 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance. They conduct knowledge-driven and applied basic research, maintain scientific infrastructure and provide research-based services. The institutions of the Leibniz Association employ some 18,100 individuals, including 9,200 researchers. The entire budget of all the institutes is approximately 1.64 billion EUR.

The Leibniz Association practices scientific co-operation. With a unique variety of subjects, it is well prepared to answer complex questions of social relevance. Besides this, the Leibniz Association institutes work in close cooperation, by means of research agreements, on the themes: biodiversity, sustainable production of food and nutrition, research in education, nanotechnology and security, as well as proliferation of infectious diseases. The Leibniz institutes work closely connected to universities and other partners, for example, conducting research in the plant-based bioeconomy area.

In this and in other areas, the Leibniz Association is closely linked to partners in Brazil and is interested in deepening their cooperation here.

Miguel Haubrich Seco
International Relations
Tel.: + 49 30 206049 37
E-Mail: [email protected]