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Professor Jakob Edler appointed into German Council for Science & Humanities

Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy and member of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Professor Jakob Edler has been appointed into the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Council is a globally unique advisory body, working with policy makers and politicians from the 16 German States and the Federal Ministry for Research and Education towards joint position papers and recommendations.
Together with the other scientists appointed to the Council, Professor Jakob Edler will share recommendations for the Federal Government and the governments of the Federal States on the development of the content and structure of the German science system and thus contribute to the international competitiveness and embedding of German science.
Jakob’s term began at a formal reception with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the end of January and will run until January 2026.