ZOiS gGmbH and Foundation
ZOiS was established by a decision of the German parliament, and is financed by the German Foreign Ministry. The Centre’s academic independence is guaranteed by its organizational structure, which is that of a non-profit enterprise under German law (gGmbH). A Foundation functions as the shareholder of the gGmbH. The Board of the Foundation is made up of representatives of academia, parliament and ministries. An international Academic Advisory Board strengthens our research profile.