About us

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The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) is an institute of the Leibniz Association
It has the legal status of a registered association. Its acivities are based on the legal framework, the statutes of the 'Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy'.

Supreme governing body is the General Assembly. Scientific advice is provided by the Scientific Advisory Board. Other organs are the Executive Board and the internal advisory committee, the Collegium.

Resources of the ATB are organized along the areas of expertise within research departments. Junior research groups have department status. Departments provide and develop the technical and methodological expertise in the particular field of knowledge:

Research at the ATB is based on a matrix structure  and is organized cross departmental in research programs. These consist of interdisciplinary teams of researchers. 

The Science Management Unit assists the Board in strategic and organizational issues and provides support for researchers (research coordination, support for EU activities and networks, research data management, public relations, knowledge and technology transfer).

Administration also provides central services. Its tasks comprise general administration, accounting and finance, human resources, library, information and documentation, IT administration, facility management and a central workshop.