The EFZN is managed by a Board of Directors which consists of one member from each of the contractual partners. The board members and their representatives are seconded by their management bodies for a period of office of two years.

The Board of Directors bears the responsibility for the tasks of the EFZN and develops concepts for a collaborative research strategy of the members. It is responsible for all matters that are not allocated to another organ through a framework agreement or an ordinance based on such agreements.


The Board of Directors consists of the following members:

Spokesperson of the Board of Directors

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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Telephone: +49 441 9722 240
e-mail: sebastian.lehnhoffuolde

Deputy-Spokesperson of the Board of Directors

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Engel

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Telephone: +49 531 391 7740
e-mail: bernd.engeltu-braunschweigde

Other members of the Board of Directors

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Hanke-Rauschenbach

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 762 14401
e-mail: hanke-rauschenbachifes.uni-hannoverde

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schade

Technische Universität Clausthal

Telephone: +49 5321 3816 8410
e-mail: wolfgang.schadetu-clausthalde


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Prof. Dr. Berthold Vogel

Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI)
at the Georg-August-Universität

Telephone: +49 551 52205 0

e-mail: berthold.vogelsofi.uni-goettingende

Assistant to the Board of Directors

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Dr. Diana Schneider

EFZN Head Office

Telephone: +49 5321 3816 8162
e-Mail: diana.schneiderefznde