08.07.2019 | TOP NEWS, Media Release, iDiv

States take over financing for the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research after 2024

f.l.t.r.: Science ministers Wolfgang Tiefensee (Thuringia), Dr Eva-Maria Stange (Saxony), Prof Armin Willingmann (Saxony-Anhalt). Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

f.l.t.r.: Science ministers Wolfgang Tiefensee (Thuringia), Dr Eva-Maria Stange (Saxony), Prof Armin Willingmann (Saxony-Anhalt). Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv scientists present the different facets of biodiversity research. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv scientists present the different facets of biodiversity research. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv Director Prof Christian Wirth, Dr Eva-Maria Stange and Wolfgang Tiefensee. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv Director Prof Christian Wirth (Leipzig University), Dr Eva-Maria Stange and Wolfgang Tiefensee. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

f.l.t.r.: Prof Walter Rosenthal (FSU), Prof Christian Wirth and the science ministers Dr Eva-Maria Stange, Wolfgang Tiefensee, Prof Armin Willingmann. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

f.l.t.r.: Prof Walter Rosenthal (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Prof Christian Wirth (Leipzig University) and the science ministers Dr Eva-Maria Stange, Wolfgang Tiefensee, Prof Armin Willingmann. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv representitives and the science ministers proudly present the signed letter of intend. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

iDiv representatives and the science ministers proudly present the signed letter of intent. Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv

Science ministers of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Leipzig

Joint media release by the State Ministries Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt:

 

From October 2024, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig is to be funded primarily by the states of Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Saxony. Today, Saxony’s Science Minister Dr Eva-Maria Stange and the Science Ministers of Saxony-Anhalt, Prof Dr Armin Willingmann, and Thuringia, Wolfgang Tiefensee, signed a corresponding declaration in Leipzig. The funding is to amount to 12.5 million euros per year, with additional federal funding being strived for. Since its foundation in 2012, iDiv has been primarily funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This funding will expire in 2024 after the third funding phase, which iDiv is currently applying for.

This media release is only available in German.

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