Basic social science research is conducted at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center Berlin) in selected problem areas. The Federal Republic of Germany and the Land Berlin have been shareholders and funders since 1976. The WZB is the largest such research institution in Europe. Around 140 social scientists are conducting research on the developmental trends, problems of adaptation, and possibilities for innovation in modern societies.
In the WZB building is also located the office of the "Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung" (¬ RNE) [Council for Sustainable Development], which was formed by the Federal Government.
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Tel: +49 (0) 30 - 25491 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 - 25491 - 684
Further information: http://www.wz-berlin.de