The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) has the legal form of a registered association and is recognized as a non-profit institution. The institute’s statutes regulate its administrative supervision through the Advisory Board and the General Assembly as well as its scholarly counsel and internal evaluation through the international Academic Advisory Board. As a member of the Leibniz Association, the basic financing of the Dubnow Institute is covered half by the federal government and half by the state government. This basic financing is augmented by third-party funding which the institute solicits through research projects.
The institute’s work is divided into the programmatic areas Research and Knowledge Transfer. The area Research consists of three Research Units, namely Politics, Law, and Knowledge, as well as the Forum, that facilitates communication throughout the entire institute. Knowledge Transfer includes the fields of publications, events, teaching, and the library, and aims at the dissemination and discussion of the institute’s research activities in and with both the academic and general public.
The institute has a running cooperation agreement with Leipzig University, covering research, further training, and teaching. The courses offered by the Institute are part of the teaching program of the Leipzig University and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. Scholars based at the institute can complete their doctoral degrees and habilitations at Leipzig University.