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Research hub

From archaeology to musicology, and from philology to physics, the academy pursues the widest variety of research projects. Particular areas of interest lie in the humanities, geoscience, low temperature physics and information technology. Over 60 projects are currently producing measurement series, editions, models, catalogues, dictionaries and other scientific publications. As a non-university research hub, the academy is in the unique position of having the intellectual, physical and virtual space to bring such long-term research projects to fruition.

As part of its open-access strategy, the academy publishes all of its research findings and all project-related data free of charge.

The academy regularly evaluates its long-term projects to guarantee that the science remains of a high standard even over a timespan of several generations.


The majority of the academy’s funding is provided by the Free State of Bavaria, with around one third contributed by project sponsors.

See here for a list of our projects, institutes and work groups.