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.

Research at the ATB is organized in a research structure according to Program areas. The research work in the program areas is carried out in an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental manner.

Detailed organigram of the ATB (PDF)


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.