The administration is a service provider for the scientific departments of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) as well as for the third-party funders. The administration department relieves all employees, scholarship holders and other guests of the institute as far as possible from administrative tasks. The department thus ensures the smooth administrative operation of the entire institute.

The commercial director fulfills the function according to § 9 LHO and was appointed by the board of curators. The tasks of the administration are carried out in different teams according to competence. Its structure is displayed in the organization chart below.