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PIK was founded in 1992 and is a non-profit organization. The constitutional organs are the General Meeting, the Board of Trustees, the Management Board and the Scientific Advisory Board. At the end of 2018 PIK had 315 employees, of whom 208 are scientists.

PIK is a member of the Leibniz Association and is funded to a roughly equal extent by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of Brandenburg. In 2018, the institute received around 12.0 million euros in institutional funding. Additional project funding from external sources amounted to around 11.4 million euros.

Research at PIK is organized in four interdisciplinary Research Departments. The Executive Staff, Administration and IT-Services support the scientific activities.


Research Departments:

Earth System Analysis
Climate Resilience
Transformation Pathways
Complexity Science

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