Academic Policy Advice

The Research Group

Research results of academics play an increasingly important role for political decision makers. Established institutions in the field of "academic policy advice" like foundations and other academic committees offer recommendations based on substantiated, stated and verifiable research results. As a transfer performance from academia into political practice, they are aimed at political decision makers, or, via the press or the internet, at the general public.

In the Junge Akademie, academic policy advice is not institutionalised at this point. However, members of the Junge Akademie are increasingly confronted with the expectation to take up a position on questions put to them externally concerning the situation of young academics. To form an adequate academic basis for these external expectations, and also to contribute to the Junge Akademie's self-conception in this field, the RG Academic Policy Advice planned activities in four are

  • Examination of concepts of "academic policy advice" (definition of the term, purpose, options, practice, risks, models, etc.)
  • Implementation of a substantiated exchange of experiences in "academic policy advice" within and outside of German as well as foreign academies – for instance in the form of a symposium or with the help of a survey among academies that are active partners in the field of policy advice. The results should lead to a position paper which also takes into accoung the specific parameters of a "young" academy
  • Performance of exemplary and reflected measures of policy advice
  • open discussion whether – and if so, in what form – the Junge Akademie wants to and can perform academic policy advice in the future.


  • Tilman Brück


    Tilman Brück
    Development and agricultural economics
    ISDC - International Security and Development Center
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  • Bettina Beer

    Bettina Beer
    Universität Luzern (Schweiz)
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  • Julia Fischer

    Julia Fischer
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
    Julia Fischer more
  • Thomas Großbölting

    Thomas Großbölting
    Recent and very recent history
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Thomas Großbölting more
  • Matthias Klatt

    Matthias Klatt
    Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Österreich)
    Matthias Klatt more
  • Verena Lepper

    Verena Lepper
    Egyptology and Semitic Studies
    Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin
    Verena Lepper more
  • Kerstin Martens

    Kerstin Martens
    Social Sciences / Political Science
    Universität Bremen
    Kerstin Martens more
  • Josef Priller

    Josef Priller
    Psychiatry / Neurology
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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  • Florian Steger

    Florian Steger
    History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine
    Universität Ulm
    Florian Steger more
  • Stefanie Walter

    Stefanie Walter
    Political Science
    Universität Zürich (Schweiz)
    Stefanie Walter more
  • Robert Wolf

    Robert Wolf
    Universität Regensburg
    Robert Wolf more
  • Boris Worm

    Boris Worm
    Dalhousie University, Halifax (Kanada)
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