Scientific Advisory Board

Members and responsibilities of the Scientific Advisory Board according to §11 of the statutes:

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Trustees on the fulfillment of its duties and responsibilities as recommended by the Senate of the Leibniz Association. In particular, it carries out the following tasks:
a) statement on the long-term research and development plan,
b) statement on the draft program budget,
c) statement on the proposed appointments for the role of Director and in the event of further joint appointments of scientists with the University of Bamberg,
d) implementation of measures of quality assurance on currently running operations (auditing).

Following the proposal by the Director, the Board of Trustees appoints members to the Scientific Advisory Board for a period of 4 years. There are at least six and no more than 12 members on the Scientific Advisory Board who are, if possible, experts in the field of empirical educational research (or closely related topics) or data infrastructure. At least half of the scientists must be employed by institutions outside of Germany.  One representative each from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Science, and the Arts can participate in meetings in an advisory function.


Prof. Hannah Brückner, Ph.D.
New York University Abu Dhabi
PO Box 129188
Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Prof. Dr. Martin Brunner
Universität Potsdam
Professur Quantitative Methoden in den Bildungswissenschaften
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Paul Leseman
Universiteit Utrecht
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Heidelberglaan 1
3584 CS Utrecht
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl Ulrich Mayer (Chair)
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung/Yale University
Lentzeallee 94
14196 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider (Deputy Chair)
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Lehrstuhl für Finanzwissenschaft und Steuerlehre
Gaußstraße 20
42119 Wuppertal
Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften
RZ H 25
Clausiusstrasse 59
CH-8092 Zürich
Prof. Dr. Louis-André Vallet
CNRS and Sorbonne Université
Groupe d'Etude des Méthodes de l'Analyse Sociologique de la Sorbonne
59-61 rue Pouchet
75849 Paris Cedex 17