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Two New Vice-Presidents – One Male, One Female – for the DFG

At its session during the annual meeting in Mainz, the General Assembly of the DFG elected Munich-based chemist Professor Dr. Roland A. Fischer and Frankfurt-based literary scholar Professor Dr. Julika Griem to the Executive Committee. Fischer will take over from Bonn-based biochemist Professor Dr. Michael Famulok; Griem will succeed Münster-based ancient historian Professor Dr. Peter Funke. Vice-President and experimental physicist Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer has been re-elected for a further four years alongside the two new members.

Health and Safety at Work: DFG Senate Commission Submits 52nd List of MAK and BAT Values

In 2016, the DFG's Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area presented the 52nd issue of the List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations (MAK values) and Biological Exposure Limits (BAT values), delivering it to the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs on 1 July. In providing this list the DFG has fulfilled its statutory mandate to advise on science policy. The list includes 86 changes and additions and is available in digital open access format as well as in a printed version.

DFG Infobriefs

This online publication provides a brief look at the findings of statistical analyses on research funding policies and on individual DFG funding programmes.


Speeches and Statements

In speeches and statements the DFG and its representatives publish their viewpoints. A list of all statements in most cases including an English translation gives an overview.

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