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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

True or false? How good are you at telling genuine headlines from invented ones? Read the Humboldt Kosmos Magazine on #SciComm and play the Fake News quiz!

@AvHStiftung

The Humboldt Foundation's Twitter team is back for 2022! Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to sharing many exciting news and #Humboldtian stories from the world of science and research with you.

News

Where the wild bees are

Working in the Social Insects Research Group at the University of Pretoria, Feodor Lynen Fellow Anja Buttstedt conducts her research between bees and bright mauve-coloured blossoms.

Anja Buttstedt in a beekeeper's suit

@AvHStiftung

Self-sufficient Mars missions – a drop of blue-green algae brought from Earth and cultivated on Mars could suffice, says Cyprien Verseux. For his research, the astrobiologist has even participated in Mars simulations. #Humboldtian

@AvHStiftung

"Even though many things have now become the 'new normal', everyone of us realises only too vividly how much we need real physical encounters in order to understand one another and work for a better future." Enno Aufderheide at the opening of the virtual #HumboldtConcert.

@AvHStiftung

We love the Humboldt Network! And we are deeply grateful for your growing interest in the stories of outstanding international researchers and the Foundation's stance on important topics in science, politics and society. #Humboldtian #ProgressDiversity

Aktuelles

News

Where the wild bees are

Working in the Social Insects Research Group at the University of Pretoria, Feodor Lynen Fellow Anja Buttstedt conducts her research between bees and bright mauve-coloured blossoms.

Anja Buttstedt in a beekeeper's suit

News

Digital #HumboldtConcert

The Humboldt Foundation invites you to the livestream of an Advent concert on 9 December 2021. Enjoy music by Mozart and Brahms live, performed by members of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

News

Support for science

The endowment of €500,000 granted by Mr. Winfried Pohl will benefit the promotion of top international research. Here, Mr. Pohl tells us what motivated him to support the Humboldt Foundation.

Spirit, growth, progress: The illustration shows a person pouring water into a human head so that a plant grows from it.

News

Smart New Worlds

For the fourth time, the Humboldt Communication Lab (ComLab) brought together ten researchers and ten journalists to share ideas and opinions on current social developments.

Pressemitteilungen

Press release

“This is a signal for a new start.”

Humboldt Foundation welcomes the new federal government’s coalition agreement and expects them to have a positive effect on Germany’s international attractiveness.

German Bundestag

Press release

Between Preprint and Shitstorm

Latest issue of the Humboldt Kosmos magazine on the state of science communication in a time of pandemics and climate change

Symbolic image: Graphic representation of a woman standing with a scientific publication with a red cover in front of a bull casting a shadow at her feet.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

True or false? How good are you at telling genuine headlines from invented ones? Read the Humboldt Kosmos Magazine on #SciComm and play the Fake News quiz!

@AvHStiftung

The Humboldt Foundation's Twitter team is back for 2022! Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to sharing many exciting news and #Humboldtian stories from the world of science and research with you.

@AvHStiftung

Self-sufficient Mars missions – a drop of blue-green algae brought from Earth and cultivated on Mars could suffice, says Cyprien Verseux. For his research, the astrobiologist has even participated in Mars simulations. #Humboldtian

@AvHStiftung

"Even though many things have now become the 'new normal', everyone of us realises only too vividly how much we need real physical encounters in order to understand one another and work for a better future." Enno Aufderheide at the opening of the virtual #HumboldtConcert.

@AvHStiftung

We love the Humboldt Network! And we are deeply grateful for your growing interest in the stories of outstanding international researchers and the Foundation's stance on important topics in science, politics and society. #Humboldtian #ProgressDiversity

@AvHStiftung

We are looking forward to the #HumboldtConcert on 9 November! Join us from 6:30 pm (CET) for a festive evening with music by Mozart & Brahms, performed by members of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn!

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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