Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Professorship Germany’s most valuable research award brings top international researchers to German universities.

Angela Schoellig | Robotics and artificial intelligence

How can we push back the limits of machine learning? And what limits do we need to set to robots’ autonomous decision-making?. Angela Schoellig is searching for the answers. more

Henning Walczak | Biochemistry / Immunology

As a Humboldt Professor at the University of Cologne, Henning Walczak pursues the “from bench to bedside” approach to amalgamate pre-clinical and clinical research to a greater extent. more

Andrea Bréard | History of science

Mathematician, science historian, sinologist and philosopher Andrea Bréard investigates the history of mathematics in China. more

Kou Murayama | Psychology

What motivates us? What increases our motivation and what dampens it? Kou Murayama explores these questions with a particular eye to learning processes. more

Joacim Rocklöv | Epidemiology and Public Health

Is there a link between climate change and the spread of disease? Joacim Rocklöv informs this controversial discussion by delivering important data and analyses. more

30.000 researchers worldwide belong to the Humboldt Foundation’s network.


As Humboldtians, they are all members of the Humboldt Family: currently sponsorship recipients and alumni from more than 140 countries, including 57 Nobel Laureates.

The Humboldt Foundation

  • We sponsor researchers, regardless of discipline and nationality.
  • We strengthen Germany as a research location through international academic exchange.
  • We support our fellows and award winners for their entire lifetime.
  • We campaign for international understanding, scientific progress and development.
Marc Sedjro

800 awards and fellowships are granted by the Humboldt Foundation every year.

Marc Sedjro (German Research Chair at AIMS South Africa)
“At my host institute I had access to the most recent specialist literature as well as recognised experts in my field – this enriched my research enormously.”

Humboldt Kosmos – the Humboldt Foundation’s magazine. What are Humboldtians around the world working on? What are the issues in science, diplomacy and international affairs that move us? We report in our magazine.

Globe

Humboldt Geography of Knowledge Where do most of the successful applicants and nominees come from and where are the Foundation’s alumni doing their research today?

Humboldt is everywhere

Alle

@AvHStiftung

We asked the journalists and the scientists of the #ResearchComLab why they want to participate in ComLab #5: "The New Global – Cooperation for the Future". Listen in on the voices of Humboldtian and historian Kelly Whitmer and journalist Netta Ahituv.

Press release

International research stars receive awards in Berlin

Twenty-one top researchers were the focus of an award ceremony held on Thursday evening in Berlin, where they were presented Germany’s most valuable research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

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"We see an exceptional solidarity with scholars and students at risk across academia in Germany and elsewhere." Humboldt Foundation's Secretary General EnnoAufderheide at the "Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum".

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Robots can't climb trees like squirrels. Or can they? Having your own idea for a robot, inspired by nature? Join the Natural Robotics Contest by Fabian Franke and Robert Siddall. The best idea will be fabricated into a real prototype. Go!

Aktuelles

News

“It takes the entire network”

An interview with Andrea Löther who led a study commissioned by the Humboldt Foundation to analyse the potential and needs of female scholars and scientists around the world.

Porträt Dr. Andrea Löther, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Wissenschaft und Forschung (CEWS) am GESIS Leibniz- Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

News

“The poor deserve the best”

Interview with sociologists Jessé Souza and Boike Rehbein about the access to education, people’s self-esteem and creating local opportunities.

Picture of monitors with the homepage of the online university on them

Pressemitteilungen

Press release

International research stars receive awards in Berlin

Twenty-one top researchers were the focus of an award ceremony held on Thursday evening in Berlin, where they were presented Germany’s most valuable research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

We asked the journalists and the scientists of the #ResearchComLab why they want to participate in ComLab #5: "The New Global – Cooperation for the Future". Listen in on the voices of Humboldtian and historian Kelly Whitmer and journalist Netta Ahituv.

@AvHStiftung

"We see an exceptional solidarity with scholars and students at risk across academia in Germany and elsewhere." Humboldt Foundation's Secretary General EnnoAufderheide at the "Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum".

@AvHStiftung

Robots can't climb trees like squirrels. Or can they? Having your own idea for a robot, inspired by nature? Join the Natural Robotics Contest by Fabian Franke and Robert Siddall. The best idea will be fabricated into a real prototype. Go!

@AvHStiftung

#Humboldtian Abdelhadi Soudi and Kristof van Laerhoven developed AfricaSign – an online platform for the documentation of African sign languages. A first success: the website and the signing avatars are now helping Moroccan deaf young people and educators!

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Congratulations! Congolese researcher Francine Ntoumi received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The #Humboldtian is known as a pioneer of infection research in #Africa. #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM

German Chancellor Fellowship

We are searching the leaders of tomorrow. Do you come from Brazil, China, India, South Africa or the USA? Then come to Germany with a Chancellor Fellowship to take the next step of your career.

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