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LNDW e. V.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e. V. (LNDW e. V.) – Organiser of the ‘Smartest Night of the Year’

Long Night of the Sciences in Berlin and Potsdam, which takes place once a year – typically on a Saturday at the end of May or early June – is a joint project by the region's scientific institutions. The event is organised by Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e. V. (LNDW e. V.) and brings together scientific and science-related institutions.

    The members of the association are:

    • Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)
    • Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH
    • Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin (DRFZ)
    • Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.
    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    • Freie Universität Berlin
    • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
    • Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
    • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • Initiativgemeinschaft außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen Adlershof (IGAFA e. V.)
    • International Psychoanalytic University Berlin gGmbH
    • Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik (ZIB)
    • Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC) in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
    • TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin
    • Technische Universität Berlin

    The association is open to all scientific and science-related institutions that regularly take part in Long Night of the Sciences. Membership is decided by the general meeting. LNDW e. V. is dedicated to promoting science and research as well as to promoting education, popular education and vocational training, including student assistance. This purpose is achieved especially by organising Long Night of the Sciences in Berlin and Potsdam. Further details can be found in the statutes of the association.

    The association’s head office handles the overall coordination of the Long Night of the Sciences event and the association's work. This office is always located with the institution that currently provides the chairperson for LNDW e.V.  The chairperson is newly elected every two years.



    Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften e. V. (LNDW e. V.)
    c/o Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof e.V. (IGAFA)

    LNDW e.V. Office Manager:
    Nicola Rother
    Rudower Chaussee 17
    12489 Berlin
    E-Mail: rother(at)
    Tel.: +49 (0) 30.8104-4101

    Register of Associations: VR 29374 B

      Nicola Rother - Leiterin der Geschäftsstelle


      • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne
        Board IGAFA e. V.
        President of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
      • Deputy Chairperson: tba
      • Chief Financial Officer: Edith Roßbach
        Head of Finance and Administration, Technologiestiftung Berlin
      Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne - Chairman (Copyright: Michael Danner)
      Prof. Dr. Sabine Kunst - Deputy Chairman (Copyright: M.Heyde / HU Berlin)
      Edith Roßbach - Head of Finance and Administration