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More than 130 multidisciplinary scientists and practitioners from 30 countries and UN organizations came together for a Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover from October 9 to 11, 2019, to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals.

Welche Rolle spielen Museen heute in der Gesellschaft? Wo liegen ihre Herausforderungen – wo die ihrer Partnerinnen und Partner an den Hochschulen? Und welchen Beitrag leistet die sammlungsbezogene Forschung? Diese sowie weitere Fragen adressiert die Konferenz "Welche Museen für welche Gesellschaft? 10 Jahre Forschung in Museen" vom 18. bis 20. März 2019 in Hannover – Medienvertreterinnen und -vertreter sind herzlich dazu eingeladen!

While the innovations in the field of artificial intelligence are developing rapidly, man needs to remain the measure of all things. That's what this focus topic is all about: the field of tension between AI and society.

Confidence in the independence of science is waning, research facts are denied: Those who want to convey science to a broad audience are facing new challenges. These challenges and how to approach them constructively - that's what the contributions in our focus "Science and Society" are about.

Annual reports, basic information, speeches by the secretary general and other publications by the Volkswagen Foundation.

New: Video on the Freigeist Fellowships

Are you a researcher and a Freigeist? The Volkswagen Foundation is looking for research talents in all disciplines with an extraordinary research idea, who tread new territory.