The humanities and social sciences provide a wealth of knowledge on cultural, economic and social developments and social structures, thereby making significant contributions to aid decisions on current issues and challenges.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, PT-DLR assists in implementing the research funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The basis of the humanities projects is the funding initiative "Freedom for Research in the Humanities", launched in 2007. In the social sciences, the focus is on developing the necessary data infrastructure for science and scholarship – in Germany and throughout Europe. These are divided into the following topics:
National Contact Point for Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
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Mai 2012 (URL: http://www.pt-dlr-gsk.de/_media/BMBF_MASTER_090_Froschungsmuseen_V04.pdf)
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