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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Professorship Germany’s most valuable research award brings top international researchers to German universities. Here are some of them.

Aimee van Wynsberghe | AI and robot ethics

Aimee van Wynsberghe, Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence, seeks new rules and control mechanisms as well as sustainable forms of AI. more

Tiffany Knight | Ecology

The ecologist Tiffany Knight explores biodiversity and biological invasion processes. more

Peter Dayan | Theoretical Neuroscience

Peter Dayan is a Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence and works at the intersection between the intelligence of living beings and machines. more

Till Bärnighausen | Epidemiology

The physician and epidemiologist Till Bärnighausen works in the field of global health research and is, amongst other things, a specialist in HIV research. more

Stefanie Petermichl | Mathematics

Stefanie Petermichl is a leading researcher in harmonic analysis, a branch of mathematics with wide-ranging application potential. 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 56 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

"#Sustainability of #AI is a human rights topic as it touches issues like land rights, pollution or working conditions in the mining industry." Aimee van Wynsberghe, #AvHProfessor for Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (University of Bonn) at the #HumboldtNewMobility Conference. #KI

News

Winners of the third ComLab announced

The best four works of journalism from the third Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media have been awarded €500 each by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the International Journalists’ Programmes.

Portraits: Claudia Wiggenbröker, Alice Amorim, Sören Kittel, Fabio Fornari, Hazel Sheffield, Natalia Ruiz Morato, Jenny von Sperber, Khondokar Kabir

@AvHStiftung

Come to Germany (12-24 months) to realise your research-related project or to do long-term academic research! Apply now for the Climate Protection Fellowship and help to save our planet! #ClimateAction

Press release

International Humboldt New Mobility Conference

International researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network of excellence will discuss tomorrow’s forms of mobility at a digital conference being held from 13-14 September.

@AvHStiftung

In Germany, people with "a migration background" still experience confrontations with people who see them as "foreign". Manik Chander, Melisa Manrique and Hasnain Kazim  have turned their experiences into art! Thanks so much for joining us today at our #AvHStudyTour.

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News

Winners of the third ComLab announced

The best four works of journalism from the third Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media have been awarded €500 each by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the International Journalists’ Programmes.

Portraits: Claudia Wiggenbröker, Alice Amorim, Sören Kittel, Fabio Fornari, Hazel Sheffield, Natalia Ruiz Morato, Jenny von Sperber, Khondokar Kabir

News

In the service of democracy

From environmental activist to Chile’s Comptroller General: what has especially shaped the career of the Humboldtian Jorge Bermúdez Soto. An interview.

News

"It was simply phenomenal"

What made scientific policy advice on the pandemic so successful in Uruguay. An interview with Rafael Radi

Three people sitting behind a desk at a GACH press conference; in the middle: Rafael Radi as General Coordinator.

News

A toolkit for good science communication

During the summer school “Communicating Science”, 50 junior researchers from 26 countries will work together to elaborate recommendations for action.

Logo Summer School Communicating Science

News

The 2021 Annual Meeting – “Best of”

With more than 1,000 participants from nearly 80 countries, this year’s Annual Meeting of the Humboldt Foundation was once again a highlight among the many meetings and encounters in the Humboldt Network.

Screenshot from the dance video "Respect" from the annual meeting

Pressemitteilungen

Press release

International Humboldt New Mobility Conference

International researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s network of excellence will discuss tomorrow’s forms of mobility at a digital conference being held from 13-14 September.

Press release

GAIN21 for careers in academia

The German Academic International Network (GAIN) invites all early career academics from Germany and international researchers to its 21st annual conference and Talent Fair from 25 to 27 August.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

"#Sustainability of #AI is a human rights topic as it touches issues like land rights, pollution or working conditions in the mining industry." Aimee van Wynsberghe, #AvHProfessor for Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (University of Bonn) at the #HumboldtNewMobility Conference. #KI

@AvHStiftung

Come to Germany (12-24 months) to realise your research-related project or to do long-term academic research! Apply now for the Climate Protection Fellowship and help to save our planet! #ClimateAction

@AvHStiftung

In Germany, people with "a migration background" still experience confrontations with people who see them as "foreign". Manik Chander, Melisa Manrique and Hasnain Kazim  have turned their experiences into art! Thanks so much for joining us today at our #AvHStudyTour.

@AvHStiftung

"Code red for humanity" – #Humboldtians like Gabriele C. Hegerl and Hyacinth Nmamchi contributed to the UN #IPCC #ClimateReport. A catastrophe can be avoided if we #ActNow! @IPCC_CH @UN

@AvHStiftung

Call: Georg Forster Research Award (€60,000 + research stay in Germany) for internationally outstanding researchers from developing and transition countries. Nominations must be submitted by academics in Germany. Deadline: 31 October 2021

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Women often underestimate their professional qualifications. Therefore "active recruitment of women is extremely important". Jutta Allmendinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, on #diversity in science at the Humboldt Foundation's Annual Meeting. #ProgressDiversity

International Climate Protection Fellowship

Prospective leaders and postdocs with climate expertise from non-European developing and transition countries can apply until 1 February 2022.

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