DLR Man­age­ment

DLR Cologne
DLR Cologne
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DLR Cologne

DLR has its head­quar­ters in Cologne. The site is lo­cat­ed next to Cologne-Bonn air­port. Ap­prox­i­mate­ly 1,500 em­ploy­ees work in the in­sti­tutes and fa­cil­i­ties and in the cen­tral ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Management

DLR is organised under German private law as a chartered non-profit organisation. The statutory bodies of the organisation are the General Assembly, the Senate, the Space Committee, the Executive Board and the Scientific-Technical Advisory Council.

Executive Board

The Executive Board of DLR is comprised of full-time members, with their number and place of work being specified by the Senate.

General Assembly

The Executive Board of DLR is comprised of full-time members, with their number and place of work being specified by the Senate.

Senate

The Senate is the supervisory body of DLR. It has a maximum of 33 members from the fields of scientific research, business and industry, and from the public sector. The Senate is chaired by a State Secretary of the Federal Ministry responsible for DLR.

Senate Committee

The Senate Committee prepares topics of a technological, scientific, administrative or commercial nature to be addressed by the Senate. It is made up of a total of 18 members, with six each from the fields of scientific research, business and industry, and from the public sector.

Space Committee

The Space Committee is independent of other DLR bodies and not bound by any directives issued by other bodies. The Committee consists of one representative each from the federal ministries involved with space matters and the Federal Chancellery.

Scientific-Technical Advisory Council

The Scientific-Technical Advisory Council is comprised of institute or facility directors and scientific staff from the various fields of research and the scientific and technical operational facilities. The Council advises the Executive Board and Senate on all scientific and technical matters.

 

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