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Responsible for the content of this website:
Verein zur Förderung der Wissensregion Düsseldorf e.V.

Represented by:
Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Vomberg (Chairwoman)
Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck (Deputy Chairwoman)

Schadowplatz 14
D-40212 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 211 8112649

Register entry:
Registered at the register court: Amtsgericht Düsseldorf [Düsseldorf Local Court]
Register number: VR 11600

Responsible for the content according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV [Article 55 (2), German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty]
Dr. Kai de Weldige (Manager)
Schadowplatz 14
D-40212 Düsseldorf


The contents of our entire homepage have been put together with utmost care and diligence. Nonetheless, we cannot assume any liability for their correctness, completeness or up-to-dateness. As a service provider, we are, pursuant to Section 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG), responsible for our own contents on this website under the general laws. However, pursuant to Sections 8–10 TMG, we, as a service provider, are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to look for circumstances that indicate illegal activities. Any obligations arising from general laws to remove or block the use of information remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the moment we have become or have been made aware of a concrete infringement. Once we have been informed about any such infringement, we will remove the respective contents immediately.

Liability for links

Our offer may include links to external third-party websites. Since we have no control of the contents of these external pages, we cannot assume any liability for them. The respective host or provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. Every hyperlink posted on our website has been checked for possible infringements before publication. No illegal content could be identified at the time of setting up the initial hyperlink. It is, however, unreasonable to expect an ongoing investigation into the content of linked pages without any concrete indication of an infringement. Once we have been informed about any such infringement, we will remove the respective links immediately.


Contents and works on these pages that have been created by the site’s operator are subject to German copyright legislation. The written permission of the respective author or compiler is required before any content may be copied, edited, distributed or otherwise used outside the limits of copyright legislation. Downloading or copying of this website is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. In so far as contents on this website have not been created by the site’s operator, the copyright of the respective third party has been recognised and complied with. Contents of third parties have explicitly been marked as such. Should you note any copyright infringement nonetheless, we kindly ask to be informed about the case. Once we have become aware of any such infringement, we will remove the respective contents immediately.

Picture credits

Unless stated otherwise, the copyright for title and header images lies, among others, with Oliver Tjaden, Melanie Zanin and with the respective authors as indicated. All logos depicted are property of the respective right holders.

Data protection

The use of our homepage is generally possible without providing any personal data. In so far as entering personal data is requested (e.g. name or email address in the context of contacting the association and its partners), this can be completed, wherever possible, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be forwarded to any third parties without your explicit consent. We would like to point out that transferring data via internet (e.g. when communicating via email) might involve security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties. We hereby expressly object to third parties using the contact data published within the scope of our statutory legal notice for the transmission of advertisements and information material unless explicitly requested. The site’s operators expressly reserve the right to undertake legal action in case of unsolicited transmission of advertising information such as spam emails.

Further information on data protection

You will find detailed information on our data protection concept here:

Data protection

Please note that this is an English translation of the site’s German „Impressum” that was partly issued with help of the “Impressum-Generator” by Franziska Hasselbach, lawyer in Cologne.



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