FIZ News

June 2015

Neues Zeolith kann mehr Wärme speichern

June 2015

Stabiles Netz trotz flexibler Einspeisung

May 2015

Windenergie-Anlagen rütteln und schütteln

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Tag der gewerblichen Schutzrechte,
Stuttgart, 30. Jun
CICM 2015, Washington, 13. - 17. Jul
AALL - American Association of Law Libraries, 10th Annual Meeting and Conference, Philadelphia, 18. - 21. July

President & CEO

Sabine Brünger-Weilandt has been President & CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure since 2003. FIZ Karlsruhe is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Germany, with the mission to provide scientists and enterprises with scientific and patent information. 

Mrs Brünger-Weilandt has many years of experience in database and knowledge management. After completing her studies in history, German language and literature, education, and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Tuebingen, she worked for Deutsche Bank where she was involved in building electronic information systems already in the early 1980s. Other steps of her career included senior positions at Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Greenpeace Germany, and the BBDO Group.

She holds various honorary positions. Particularly worth mentioning are her memberships in the Foundation Council of the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and in the Advisory Council of the German National Library (DNB) as well as her function as a political advisor. From 2009 to 2014 she advised the Executive Board of the Leibniz Association in matters of information infrastructure. As the chairwoman of the committee "The future of the information infrastructure" (Kommission "Zukunft der Informationsinfrastruktur - KII") and a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) she significantly contributed to establishing the latest recommendations for an information infrastructure in Germany.

By appointment, she is an official advisor to the German Government in terms of research and information infrastructure. She is a sought-for consultant to several research-related governmental institutions, such as the powerful German Science Conference. For example, upon request by the German Ministry for Research and Education, she recently made significant contributions to the political program of the new German Government.

Since 2013 Sabine Brünger-Weilandt has been a consultant of the EU Commission for the research and innovation program "Horizon 2020" with the main focus on "European Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures". Since the end of 2014 she is vice president of the Council for Information Infrastructure which was appointed by the Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof. Wanka.