The Arab world has reached a turning point. Reform movements demanding greater participation, justice, affluence and intellectual freedom are shaking the foundations of autocratic governments and even bringing them down. Academics and university-trained, young intellectuals are driving this change, and they are important for a sustainable and successful process of reform. The Humboldt Foundation and its network support this process. Read more about it in this newsletter.
New hubs in alumni network
Three new Humboldt alumni associations in Cuba, Kenya and Mongolia extend the global network of Humboldtians. more ...
The Alliance of German Science Organisations is producing a new series of brochures giving an overview of research activity in Germany. more ...
The stuff that progress was made of
Humboldtian Eli Rubin on the value of plastic products in East Germany. Here the brave new world of plastic goods became a symbol of modernity and the success of Socialism. An article from the current edition of Humboldt Kosmos on the theme of “20 Years of German Unity”. more ...
Beacons of hope in North Africa and the Middle East
The Humboldt Foundation is introducing new initiatives to promote its network in Arab countries and support Humboldtians in their role as beacons of hope for change. more ...