The Leibniz Association was founded in 1995 after a fusion of institutions of the Western German association “Blaue Liste” and other research institutions of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was named after the German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716). The association is particularly known in the eastern parts of Germany, being the biggest research association there. Interestingly, the Leibniz Association even patronizes several museums and the most commonly known are the Senckenberg institution in Frankfurt a. M. and Deutsches Museum in Munich. We spoke with Christoph Herbort-von Loeper who is deputy press officer of the Leibniz Association.
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