The Academy views the extension and intensification of its international relations as one of its important tasks, both currently as well as in the future.
The bilateral international agreements that have been signed in this context since 1996 – the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation as well as the Memorandum of Understanding – have the character of cooperation agreements. Primarily, they are to set a formal framework for a closer cooperation between the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences) and its partners abroad, especially in regard to concerted scientific events and projects (such as symposia, conferences and workshops), as well as the exchange of scientists and information.
The Academy's various international cooperations have contributed, and continue to contribute to the further advancement of research in the context of the Academies Programme and the Interdisciplinary Research Groups, as well as the collected activities of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities – in particular in the development of scientific networks.
Agreements of Cooperation between the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Foreign Academies
Presently, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities has contractually regulated relations with 19 Academies of Sciences in Europe, Asia, North and South America (the year each agreement was signed is listed in parentheses):
Athens — Academy of Athens
Budapest — Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Cambridge (USA) — American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Hanoi — Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Havana — Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Cuban Academy of Sciences)
Jerusalem — Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Kuala Lumpur — Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Ljubljana — Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Moscow — Russian Academy of Sciences
New Delhi — Indian National Science Academy
Peking — Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prague — Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Riga — Latvian Academy of Sciences
Rio de Janeiro — Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Seoul — Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Tallinn — Estonian Academy of Sciences
Warsaw — Polish Academy of Sciences
Vilnius — Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Zagreb — Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts