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MFO receives excellent rating

In 2016 the MFO has been evaluated by the senate of the Leibniz Association. This week the senate released its official statement. Therein the MFO is rated as an "excellent social research infrastructure in mathematics with the highest international reputation". According to the senate the MFO "has significant success in enriching international mathematics and in initiating new developments in research". The very good work of the Scientific Committee, which is responsible for the selection and the development of scientific activities at the Institute, as well as the outstanding work of the management and the staff of the MFO are particularly emphasized. The senate fully recommends the funding of the Institute by the Federal Government and the States Governments for another seven years. The complete statement of the senate is available on the website of the Leibniz Association.

The MFO would like to thank the members of the review board, its guests and the evaluation office of the Leibniz Association for conducting a very thorough and fair evaluation. The Institute is thankful to the MFO's Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Committee that have provided excellent advice and guidance over the past reporting period. We are grateful to the Institute's governing association "Gesellschaft für Mathematische Forschung", the "Oberwolfach Foundation" and "Friends of Oberwolfach", the state and federal funding agencies as well as external foundations for their continued strong support of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. A special thank you goes to all guest researchers continuously supporting the Institute with their scientific contributions and their valuable feedback.