Current and former directors

Periods of office as Executive Director are highlighted by darker blue.
2020/
2021
Jens Stoye
Jens Stoye
Technology
2019/
2020
Gernot Akemann
Gernot Akemann
Physics
Martin Egelhaaf
Martin Egelhaaf
Biology
2018/
2019
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Sociology
Véronique Zanetti
Véronique Zanetti
Philosophy
2017/
2018
2016/
2017
Michael Röckner
Michael Röckner
Mathematics
2015/
2016
Marc Ernst
Marc Ernst
Biology
2014/
2015
Ulrike Davy
Ulrike Davy
Law
2013/
2014
2012/
2013
Philippe Blanchard
Philippe Blanchard
Physics
2011/
2012
2010/
2011
Jörg R. Bergmann
Jörg R. Bergmann
Sociology
2009/
2010
2008/
2009
Martin Carrier
Martin Carrier
Philosophy
Hans J. Markowitsch
Hans J. Markowitsch
Psychology
Ipke Wachsmuth
Ipke Wachsmuth
Technology
2007/
2008
2006/
2007
2005/
2006
Joachim Frohn
Joachim Frohn
Economy
2004/
2005
2003/
2004
2002/
2003
2001/
2002
Peter Jutzi
Peter Jutzi
Chemistry
Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff
Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff
Law
2000/
2001
Fritz Trillmich
Fritz Trillmich
Biology
1999/
2000
1998/
1999
1997/
1998
Walter Deuber
Walter Deuber
Mathematics
1996/
1997
Holk Cruse
Holk Cruse
Biology
Jörn Rüsen
Jörn Rüsen
History
1995/
1996
Peter Weingart
Peter Weingart
Sociology
1994/
1995
1993/
1994
1992/
1993
1991/
1992
1990/
1991
1989/
1990
Dieter Grimm
Dieter Grimm
Law
Wolfgang Prinz
Wolfgang Prinz
Psychology
1988/
1989
Thomas Dorfmüller
Thomas Dorfmüller
Chemistry
1987/
1988
Jürgen Kocka
Jürgen Kocka
History
1986/
1987
1985/
1986
1984/
1985
Ludwig Streit
Ludwig Streit
Physics
1983/
1984
Lorenz Krüger
Lorenz Krüger
Philosophy
1982/
1983
Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
Sociology
1981/
1982
Wilhelm Voßkamp
Wilhelm Voßkamp
Literature
1980/
1981
Norbert Horn
Norbert Horn
Law
1979/
1980
Helmut Satz
Helmut Satz
Physics
1978/
1979
Reinhart Koselleck
Reinhart Koselleck
History
1977/
1978
Klaus Immelmann
Klaus Immelmann
Biology
1976/
1977
1975/
1976
1974/
1975
1973/
1974
Hartmut von Hentig
Hartmut von Hentig
Pedagogics
Werner Maihofer
Werner Maihofer
Law
Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker
Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker
Law
Harald Weinrich
Harald Weinrich
Linguistics
1972/
1973
1971/
1972
1970/
1971
Friedrich Hirzebruch
Friedrich Hirzebruch
Mathematics
Helmut Schelsky
Helmut Schelsky
Sociology