Organs of the Institute
The institute is led by a director. With effect from 6 May 2013, the Ministry of Training, Science, Further Education and Culture appointed Prof Dr Dr h.c. Jan Ziekow director of the Institute for a seven year term.
Alongside the director, the institute is comprised of two additional organs, the administrative board and the advisory board.
Administrative board of the institute
The institute's administrative board upholds the interests of the institute's backers. It is comprised of 21 federal and regional representatives. Moreover, members can state their research requirements, which are taken into consideration during research planning.