16 April 2008, No. 10/2008
164 international junior researchers from 37 countries meet in Berlin
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Fellows' Meeting will take place at the Technical University (TU) in Berlin from 22 to 24 April
164 young researchers from 37 countries will be guests of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on the occasion of its networking conference from 22 to 24 April 2008 in Berlin. The Foundation's fellows are here to collaborate with colleagues in Germany. The object of the meeting is to allow the new Humboldtians to get to know each other and familiarise themselves with Germany as a location for research, taking Berlin as an example. Humboldt Foundation staff will be on the spot to offer advice on researching and living in Germany.
On Wednesday, 23 April, at 3 pm, Prof. Dr. Kurt Kutzler, President of the TU Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will be welcoming the conference participants to the university. Prior to this, a plenary discussion will take place at the conference hotel on the professional opportunities for junior researchers in Germany.
On Thursday, 24 April 2008, the Humboldtians will visit institutes at the TU Berlin. There the international scientists and scholars will present their current main research interests. They will have the opportunity, moreover, to meet German colleagues and establish contacts.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 3 pm
Technical University Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
The majority of participants are scientists (86), followed by 58 humanities scholars and 20 representatives of engineering science. Most of the foreign guests come from China (23), the USA (19) and France (7). 37 German Feodor Lynen research fellows will also be present.
Journalists are most welcome! Humboldt Foundation staff will be pleased to arrange on the spot contacts.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually enables more than 1800 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of some 23,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in 130 countries worldwide - including 40 Nobel Prize winners.