21 Oct The Way to the German Academy of Science and Engineering
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2011
Against the backdrop of the long-standing prehistory of the scientific positioning of engineering sciences, the publication presents the founding phase of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, which began in the middle of the 1990s, its players and the social framework conditions. Alongside the investigation of the position of engineering sciences within the Academies of Sciences since the onset of the 20th century, the discussion about the self-conception of the engineering sciences is traced, as well as an examination made of the erratic relationship of the engineering sciences to the state in the 20th century. Various aspects of the work of acatech on its way to an independent German Academy of Science and Engineering are elaborated, and the institutional development of the Academy up to the beginning of the presidency of Henning Kagermann and Reinhard Hüttl is presented.