The Foundation Board and Scientific Advisory Council bring their specific expertises in the research field of demography, and the distribution of the contents.

Foundation Board

Prof. Dr. Hans Fleisch (Chairman)

since 2009 honorary professor at the University of Hildesheim

Member of the German committee of UNICEF

Chairman at Heinz-Trox-Foundation


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Dr. Steffen Angenendt
Senior Associate
Global Issues Division
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Büttner
until 2011 Population Affairs Officer,
United Nations Population Division

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Dr. Manfred Elff
Chairman of the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE) and member of the executive board of Biotronik SE & Co. KG Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl
Former Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

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Dr. Heike Kahl
Director of the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz
Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID, WU), Leader, World Population Program (IIASA), Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences , Professor of Applied Statistics and Director of Research Institute on Human Capital and Development (WU - Vienna University of Economics and
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Karenina Schröder
Management Progress and Evaluation of the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung

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Murat Vural
Chairman of Chancenwerk e.V.

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Dr. Reiner Klingholz

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Scientific Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. Christian Behl
Chairman of the Research Center of the Interdisciplinary Neurosciences
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Prof. Dr. H. E. Kaufmann
Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Director of the Department Immunology

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse
Director Institut of Gerontology
University of Heidelberg

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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John F. May, Ph. D.
Georgetown University, Department of International Health, Washington, D.C.

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Stefan Schneider
Deutsche Bank AG
DB Research

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Vogt
Universität Hamburg

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Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann
Präsident Global Labour Organization (GLO);

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Destination Europe?

The future of global migration

Africa’s Demographic Trailblazers

How falling fertility rates accelerate development

From Land of Famine to Land of Hope

Will Ethiopia Become a Model for an African Upswing?

Food, Jobs and Sustainability

What African Agriculture Needs to Achieve

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