The body advises the federal government and the state governments of the German Länder in all matters relating to the content and the structural development of science, research, and higher education. The German Council of Science and Humanities was founded in 1957 and is the oldest science policy advisory body in Europe. The members appointed by the Federal President are members of the Scientific Commission of the Council of Science and Humanities during their term of office.
Professor Dr. Frank Kalter will join the expert council for an initial period of three years. Frank Kalter’s research focuses on migration and integration. He heads several research projects at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and is director of the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) in Berlin.