Impulses for knowledge
A Ladenburg Research Cluster represents one of the Foundation's primary research areas, in which academics from various disciplines as well as experts in the field work together. In an exploratory phase, the provisional topic is examined carefully to determine whether it can be researched effectively in an interdisciplinary setting with the resources the Foundation has available. As soon as a research cluster has been organized, a research proposal is developed which allows for participants to operate more or less autonomously. At regularly scheduled meetings, the participating academics review the progress of the research and coordinate the individual projects which comprise the project. Most research projects last three to five years, at which point the results are made public.