Professor Gerhard Sagerer (Head of Selection Committee)
Since 1990 Professor of Applied Informatics at Bielefeld University and since 2009 Rector of Bielefeld University.
Professor Ulrike Davy
Since 1998 Professor of Public Law, German and International Social Law and Comparative Law at Bielefeld University. 2011-2015 Managing Director at Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF).
Professor Julia Fischer
Since 2004 Professor of Cognitive Ethology at Georg-August-University Göttingen and Speaker of LeibnitzScienceCampus primate cognition.
Professor emer. Bettina Heintz
Professor emerita of Sociological Theory and General Sociology at Luzern University.
Until 2021: Professor emer. Dieter Grimm
Professor emer. of Public Law (Humboldt-University Berlin), Judge (retired) of the Federal Constitutional Court and former Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Berlin).
From 2022: Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Andreas Voßkuhle
Since 1999 Professor at University of Freiburg and former President of the Federal Constitutional Court.
Since 1997 feature editor with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT.
Since 2009 Lord Mayor of Bielefeld.
Since 2017 chairman of the board of Sparkasse Bielefeld and its foundation.