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100 years DStatG

" Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read or write. " (H.G. Wells)

In 2011, the German Statistical Society (DStatG) celebrated the centennial of its activities. It was established on June 17,1911 as a section of the German Sociological Association.Opens internal link in current windowMore

Today the society united university teachers and practitioners of statistics from a variety of fields. It promotes the scientific progress in the development of statistical methods and their implementation in practice through the organization of major scientific meetings and the publication of two magazines.Opens internal link in current windowMore

The German Statistical Society celebrated its birthday on the 21st of September in 2011 at a ceremony at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. After greetings from Dr. Christoph Bergner,Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and Andreas Müller, the first mayor of the city of Leipzig and Deputy for General Administration, thetestimonial lecture was given by Walter Radermacher, General Director of Eurostat, Prof. Dr. Heinz Grohmann, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/ Main and Professor Dr. Holger Dette, University of Bochum.Opens internal link in current windowMore

For the event of the 100th anniversary, a special publicationentitled "Statistics in Germany, 100 years Statistical Society" published by Springer-Verlag and edited by Heinz Grohmann, Walter Krämer and Almut Steeger was printed. It presents the eventful history of the society and the working fields of statistics in a readable way for non-professionals.Opens external link in new windowMore