10 January 2019, No. 1/2019

Press invitation to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s New Year’s Reception on 17 January in Berlin

More than 350 international guests expected to attend. Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Foundation, to give New Year's address and kick off the Humboldt Today campaign marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is inviting the media to its New Year’s Reception being held on 17 January at the Representative Office of Deutsche Telekom AG in Berlin. This year approximately 350 international guests from the sciences, academia, the political sector and industry plus Humboldtians who are currently conducting research in Germany will be meeting there for this event. The President of the Humboldt Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape, will hold the New Year’s address. He will also present the Humboldt Today campaign which the Foundation has launched to celebrate the 250th birthday of its namesake in 2019. The campaign honours Humboldt the researcher, humanist and cosmopolitan, a man who was ahead of his time and for this reason is still popular and relevant today.

The New Year’s Reception offers young Humboldtians an opportunity to establish new contacts: fellows and award winners who have just recently come to Germany will meet members of the Humboldt Network who have been living and working in Germany for some time now and have close ties to Germany – a good opportunity to share personal experiences and initiate scientific and academic collaboration.

Journalists are welcome to attend. Photographs, video and audio recordings are permitted. Please register to attend by sending an e-mail with a copy of your valid press ID to presse@avh.de by 16 January 2019.

Time: Thursday, 17 January 2019, 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) 
Venue: Hauptstadtrepräsentanz Deutsche Telekom AG, Französische Str. 33 a-c, 10117 Berlin 

Contact at the venue: Georg Scholl, Tel. 0160-97245344 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time conducting research in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 29,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 55 Nobel Laureates.

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