Take a stand for science

Together with the German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Zeuthen and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is starting the campaign "Wissen schafft" ("Knowledge creates").
Take a stand for science

The initiators of the campaign.

Scientific institutions deliberately hold back party-political positions. However, in the region's diverse scientific and research landscape we are directly affected in many ways by the political climate and the decisions made by local and regional authorities. 2019 is an election year. European and local elections will be held in Brandenburg on May 26. On September 1, Brandenburg's citizens will elect a new state parliament.


"Arts and sciences, research and teaching are free," is written in the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. This freedom is the basis of scientific work. The possibility to pursue science freely depends on decision makers standing by this freedom.


The campaign is therefore supposed to illustrate the value of free science and its social responsibility. Individuals, groups and entire institutions or organizations are invited to participate individually and to demonstrate the broad spectrum which makes science possible.


Find out more about the campaign and planned actions under: