08 February 2007, No. 04/2007

International junior researchers from 41 countries meet in Munich

The Humboldt Foundation's introductory meeting is taking place in Munich from 12 to 13 February 2007

About 130 young scientists and scholars from 41 countries will be guests in Munich from 12 to 13 February 2007 on the occasion of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's introductory meeting. The Foundation's research fellows are going to be cooperating 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 Munich as an example. They also get useful advice on living and researching in Germany from the foundation's staff.

The meeting begins on Monday, 12 February at 3 pm in the University's Senatssaal with a welcome address to the participants by the Pro-Rector of Munich University (LMU), Professor Dr. Dr. Reinhard Putz. On 13 February, the Humboldtians will visit various institutes at the LMU where the international academics will report on their current research foci. They will also have an opportunity to make contact both with one another and with German colleagues. 

Opening: Monday, 12 February 2007, 3 pm
Venue: LMU, Senatssaal, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 

Most of the participants are scientists (79), followed by 39 humanities scholars and 7 representatives of engineering science. The majority of the foreign guests come from India, (15), China (14) and Estonia (8). They will be joined by 8 of the Foundation's German Feodor Lynen Fellows. The programme of events will be rounded off by a visit to the modern art collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne on Friday afternoon at 3 pm.

Journalists are most welcome! Alexander von Humboldt Foundation staff will be pleased to arrange interviews.

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.


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