Senckenberg is an institution of the Leibniz Association that has been exploring the Earth system for over 200 years. Senckenberg investigates the Earth’s past, its present state, and develops scenarios for the future. The study of geobiodiversity aims at understanding nature with its almost infinite diversity, so we can use it sustainably and preserve it as a basis of well-being for future generations. With more than 41 million objects, Senckenberg holds one of the world’s largest scientific collections. In addition, Senckenberg communicates research results in a variety of ways, especially through its three research museums in Frankfurt, Görlitz, and Dresden. These museums are places of learning and wonder, and they serve as open platforms for democratic dialogue – inclusive, participatory, and international.
Senckenberg as a modern research institution works in a high degree of international networking. With several cooperation partners from over 50 countries, a large number of international projects, employees from more than 40 nationalities, active participation in international boards, a large number of visiting scientists from all over the world, and from our side active international field work and marine expeditions, we are a proud member of the international research community.