Board of Shareholders

DZHW shareholders are the German government and all federal states. Pursuant to Art. 91 b of the Basic Law, DZHW was included in their joint funding at its inception in 2013. The Federal Government and each of the German states delegate representatives to the DZHW shareholders' meeting.

  • Chair: Bettina Schwertfeger (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Deputy chair: Jana Miksch (Ministry of the Finances, Lower Saxony)
Supervisory Board
  • Chair: Head of Section Peter Greisler (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Deputy Chair: State Secretary Andrea Hoops (Ministry for Science and Culture, Lower Saxony)
  • Head of Division Matthias Becker (Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts)
  • Prof. Dr. jur. Volker Epping (President of Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter A. Frensch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost (Universität Hamburg)
  • Dr. Michael Lehmann (Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitalisierung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt)
Scientific Advisory Council
  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Uwe Wilkesmann (TU Dortmund)
  • Deputy chair: Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters (Kiel University, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft - ZBW)
  • Prof. Dr. Silke Anger (University of Bamberg/Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung)
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Barlösius (Leibniz University Hannover/Leibniz Center for Science and Society)
  • Prof. Dr. Dominique Foray (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne/EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz (University of Konstanz)
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Becker (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Dr. Justin Powell (University of Luxembourg)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter van den Besselaar (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Vossensteyn (Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück)
User Advisory Board

Representatives of Departments of Science and Education at Federal and Federal State level

  • Ministerialrätin Bettina Schwertfeger (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Ministerialrat Christian Herbst (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Chair: Dr. Stefan Niermann (Lower Saxonian Ministry for Science and Culture)
  • Cornelia Riedel (Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and the Digital Society)
  • Dr. Angela Walter (Department for Science and Research, City of Berlin)

Representatives of Secondary Data Analysts

  • Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob (University of Cologne)
  • Deputy Chair: Prof. Dr. Dirk Konietzka (Technical University of Braunschweig)

Representatives of Science Organisations

  • Dr. Rainer Lange (German Council of Science and Humanities, WR)
  • Michael Hörig (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)
  • Dr. Jürgen Güdler (DFG)
  • Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf (Leibniz Association, WGL)
  • Prof. Dr. May-Britt Kallenrode (HRK, President University of Hildesheim)
  • Dr. Jens-Peter Gaul (German Rectors' Conference, HRK)