The 34th Annual Conference of Academia Europaea (AE) and 12th of the Young Academy of Europe
9-11 October 2023#

Join us for Building Bridges 2023 in Munich!#

From 9 to 11 October, the Academia Europaea welcomes its members to its annual meeting in Munich, Bavaria.

We invite you to experience this three-day event from 9-11 October. The days will be filled with activities and a striking series of presentations by global and European experts on topics ranging across the intellectual spectrum of the Academy itself. The classes of Humanities, Social Sciences, Exact Sciences and Life Sciences will meet separately on 9 October and then in an academy-wide plenary on 10-11 October.

New members will be especially welcome and will be inducted on the evening of 10 October.

Munich awaits you!#

Donald B. Dingwell, Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Munich Knowledge Hub
Chair – Programme Commitee
Building Bridges 2023



Monday 9th October#

09:00 am - 05:00 pm:

Class Meetings#

In addition to the main plenary programme (10 – 11th October), there will be parallel CLASS Sessions held on 9th October. All members are welcome to these sessions:

09:30 am - 04:45 pm: YAE Annual General Meeting

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm: Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday 10th October: Main conference#

  • Sydney Brenner medal to Eugene Yeo
  • Adam Kondorosi award to Michael Udvardi

Wednesday 11th October: Main conference#

Social Programme#

The following guided tours are possible on 9 and 10 October:

Tour 1: 9 October at 3:15pm

Guided tour through the Deutsches Museum

The “Deutsches Museum” is an excellent place for imparting scientific and technical education and for a constructive dialogue between science and society. Founded in 1903, it was one of the first and, with 66,000 square meters of exhibition space, is the largest science and technology museum in the world. Its unique collection of original exhibits makes the “Deutsches Museum” a leading international location for technical and scientific culture.

This guided tour gives an overview of several sections and the highlights in the museum.

Duration: 1,5
Meeting Point: Entrance of the “Deutsches Museum” Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München
Costs: 15€ per person (tickets must be purchased on site

Tour 2: 10 October at 10:30 am

Guided tour through the Alte Pinakothek

»Milestones of European Painting« – In a unique concentration of artworks, the ALTE PINAKOTHEK presents the development of art from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Baroque up to the end of the Rococo period. The collection comprises more than 700 artworks from the glittering epochs of German, Flemish, Netherlandish, French, Italian and Spanish painting. Leo von Klenze’s neoclassical building (completed in 1836), groundbreaking for European museum architecture at the time, provides the setting for this treasure trove of occidental art.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting Point: Entrance of the “alte Pinakothek” Barerstrasse 27, 80333 München
Costs: 7€ per person (tickets must be purchased on site)

Tour 3: 10 October at 2:00 pm

Exclusive city tour through the old town of Munich by “Weis(s)er Stadtvogel München”.

The route is spontaneously adapted to the respective local conditions by the city guide. A possible selection: Marienplatz - Alter Peter - Viktualienmarkt - Alter Hof - Dallmayr - Hofbräuhaus - Cathedral - Residence - Odeonsplatz.

An entertaining and not merely historical tour.

Meeting Point: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München
Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours

Reservations must be made by 4 September at the following address, stating the number of people and the desired tours (Tour 1/ Tour 2/ Tour 3).


  • Dieter Braun LMU München
  • Horst Bredekamp (MAE) Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Exzellenzcluster Matters of Activity
  • Scott Bremer (YAE) Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE): Climate section
  • Jean-Pierre Changeux (MAE) College de France & Institut Pasteur
  • Timothy Crane (MAE)
  • Máté Csanád (YAE) Eötvös Loránd University
  • Pascal Engel (MAE) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale
  • Arnau Folch Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC), Spain
  • Jeffrey Gordon Dr. Robert J Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director, Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Peter Hegyi (MAE)
  • Kevin Heng Faculty of Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich
  • Dirk Inzé (MAE) VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
  • Hans Joas (MAE) Humboldt University, Berlin, and University of Chicago
  • Jürgen Kocka (MAE)
  • Aditi Lahiri (MAE) University of Oxford
  • Yan Lavallée (MAE)
  • Rianne Letschert (MAE)
  • Corinne L. Hofman (MAE) Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
  • Helga NowotnyMember (MAE) Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  • Stephan Parmentier (MAE)
  • Ole Petersen (MAE) Cardiff University
  • Mona Simion (YAE) Cogito Epistemology Research Centre, University of Glasgow
  • Michael Udvardi
  • Peter Wagner (MAE)
  • Marc Yeste (YAE) University of Girona (Spain)

Our host venue is the historical main building of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet at Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1.

Main building of LMU
Main building of LMU

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Munich

Corridor at the LMU main building
Corridor at the LMU main building

Atrium of the LMU main building
Atrium of the LMU main building

Auditorium of the conference
Auditorium of the conference
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