The GESIS President

Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf

Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf is President of GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and holder of the Chair for Social Stratification at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

The president runs the association. He is jointly appointed with a cooperation university, has overall responsibility for the research and services as well as the scientific orientation of GESIS and represents the institute externally. Together with the jointly appointed department heads and the administrative director, he forms the Board of Directors.

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The advisory boards ensure the scientific quality and user orientation of GESIS' infrastructure services. The Board of Trustees accompanies all transactions and measures of fundamental importance. In the President's staff, the work of these bodies and the General Assembly is coordinated and linked back to the discussion of the Board of Directors.

Facing new challenges in the field of research and infrastructure also means rethinking and adapting the strategic orientation and organizational structure. The President's staff unit brings together strategic considerations and coordinates organizational optimization.

Quality management ensures that the expectations of our users are recognized, that the demands placed on our services are specified and communicated between employees and management, and that the results are reviewed. The services are to be continuously adapted to the needs of the target groups.