Foundation Council

The Foundation Council is the oversight committee of the Foundation "Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik".

The Council is composed of representatives of the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (Minstry for Science, Research and Arts) of the State of Baden-Württemberg (chair), the Federan Ministry for Education and Research (deputy chair), and of the Ausschuss Forschungsförderung of the Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz (GWK), the Rector of the University of Freiburg, and an elected representative of the Institue's staff. The Chair of the Science Advisory Committee of the KIS is an advisory member.

The Council meets regularly once per year.

The Council supervises legality, utility, and economy of the conduct of the Institute's business. The Council approves the Institute's annual budget and discharges the Board. The Council decides on matters of fundamental imprtance, in particular on medium and long range research policies, on financial terms and on the composition of the Board.