CROSSING-PI and computer science was elected today as a new member of the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). The DFG's General Assembly in Freiburg elected a total of four female and one male scientist to the body, after five members had left, professor Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini. The DFG Senate is the central scientific body that discusses and decides on all matters of major importance to the DFG that are not reserved for the Joint Committee. the DFG announced
The Senate has a total of 39 members. Of these, 36 are elected by the General Assembly; they are also the scientific members of the Main Committee. In addition, the presidents of the German Rectors' Conference, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the Max Planck Society are members of the Senate by virtue of their office. The DFG is the largest research funding organization and central self-governing body of science in Germany.