Legal Basis#

The Academia Europaea is a not-for-profit organisation operating with two distinct legal entities. The Board of trustees is the same for BOTH entities (a common Board). This ensures complementarity and maximum coordination.

From 1st January 2025, the Munich entity will be the operational entity for all matters relating to the EU and AE members. The London office will provide support services as required.


The Academia Europaea was originally created under a 'declaration of trust' and until 2010 was registered as an not-for-profit association under English charity law (with former registration number 1001978).

In 2010, The Academia Europaea Ltd was registered at Companies House in the UK as a Company Limited by Guarantee (registration number 7028223) and was also registered as a not-for-profit charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registration number 1133902). The registered address is at Room 251, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, Great Britain.

In 2023, The Academia Europaea e.V. was registered at Amtsgericht München in Germany as “eingetragener Verein” (registration number VR 210134) and was also registered as a not-for-profit charity. The registered address is at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstr. 41, room 336, 80333 München, Germany


The Board of Trustees of the Academia Europaea#


Professor Marja Makarow

Professor of Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Helsinki

Vice President (officio)

Academic Director of the Munich Knowledge Hub

Professor Donald Dingwell

Director, Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, LMU, Munich

Honorary Treasurer

Professor Stephen Evans

Director of Research for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge

Vice President (ex officio)
Class Chair: Class A1 - Humanities and Arts

Professor Poul Holm

Professor of History, Trinity College Dublin

Vice President (ex officio)
Class Chair: Class A2 - Social and Related Sciences

Professor Björn Wittrock

Professor, Uppsala University and Founding Director and Permanent Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Vice President (ex officio)
Class Chair: Class B – Exact Sciences

Professor Paolo Papale

Research Director at INGV

Vice President (ex officio)
Class Chair: Class C - Life Sciences
Widening participation, liaison with the Young Academy and the ERC (co-opted member)

Professor Eva Kondorosi

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged

Academic Director of the Bergen Knowledge Hub

Professor Eystein Jansen

Professor of Palaeoclimatology/marine Geology, University of Bergen

Co-opted Trustee

Professor Milena Žic Fuchs

Professor of Linguistics, University of Zagreb

The Secretary to the Board

Dr. David Coates

Last updated 19 January 2022.

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