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“What others consider normal? That is not a question I ask myself. My normal is different anyway.“ Jochen Guck, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, experiences academia as the ideal environment for #diversity:  #ProgressDiversity #EUDiversityMonth

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„We have made highly effective vaccines against Covid-19; we must do the same for malaria.“ Immunologist and Humboldtian Faith Osier works to make the disease history – in our lifetimes.

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Congratulations to the Humboldtians who received an ERC Advanced Grant, among others Anton Zensus, Hendrik Dietz and Georg Vogeler!

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"Academic freedom is simple, complex, and essential. It must be protected." Robert Quinn, Executive Director of Scholars at Risk, wrote an essay on the importance of #AcademicFreedom to mark the fifth anniversary of the #SchwartzInitiative.

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Conference: Gender Equality, Diversity, Inclusion post-Corona: Quo vadis?

International experts from the research community, the political sector and research funding organisations - including Humboldt Foundation President Hans-Christian Pape - will be taking part in the discussions at the Gender Summit 2021. It is still possible to register for the virtual conference.

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Artificial Intelligence for Psychiatry

The benefit of knowledge exchange: Alexander von Humboldt Professor Peter Dayan on how he wants to link machine learning with psychiatry resesarch.

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Forerunner for academic freedom

By creating the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Humboldt Foundation became Germany’s first research organisation to establish a funding programme to protect researchers who are persecuted and at threat.

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#ProgressDiversity: Let’s talk!

Diversity in science and research: The entire new edition of the magazine Humboldt Kosmos to the topic of diversity. Let’s talk, on Twitter with #ProgressDiversity!

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Humboldtian receives Prize

The American microbiologist Bonnie L. Bassler shares the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize with the American microbiologist Michael R. Silverman.

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“What others consider normal? That is not a question I ask myself. My normal is different anyway.“ Jochen Guck, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, experiences academia as the ideal environment for #diversity:  #ProgressDiversity #EUDiversityMonth

@AvHStiftung

„We have made highly effective vaccines against Covid-19; we must do the same for malaria.“ Immunologist and Humboldtian Faith Osier works to make the disease history – in our lifetimes.

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Congratulations to the Humboldtians who received an ERC Advanced Grant, among others Anton Zensus, Hendrik Dietz and Georg Vogeler!

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"Academic freedom is simple, complex, and essential. It must be protected." Robert Quinn, Executive Director of Scholars at Risk, wrote an essay on the importance of #AcademicFreedom to mark the fifth anniversary of the #SchwartzInitiative.

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“When my son skypes with our family in Syria, he doesn't understand why he can’t simply visit them. But it would be suicide to return at the moment.” Anan Alsheikh Haidar came to Germany as a fellow of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. #AcademicFreedom

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Calling all young leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and the USA! Apply now for a 12-month German Chancellor Fellowship and conduct a socially-relevant project in Germany! Deadline: 15 October.
 

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Hans-Christian Pape, president of the Humboldt Foundation: “It’s not enough not to be opposed to diversity. We have to be more active. Every time we make an HR decision we have to ask: How can I promote multiple perspectives?” More on #ProgressDiversity.

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.

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Humboldtian and Nobel laureate

The Foundation maintains an interdisciplinary network of well over 30,000 Humboldtians in more than 140 countries around the world – including 56 Nobel Prize winners.

 

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President Hans-Christian Pape
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President Hans-Christian Pape (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Mario Wezel)
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Secretary General Enno Aufderheide (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer)
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The Humboldt Foundation in Bonn (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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The Humboldt Foundation in Bonn (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Eric Lichtenscheidt)
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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer)
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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer)
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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Fellows at a poster session (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Humboldt Professorships 2009-2021

Downloads of film portraits and photos of the award winners

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Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

With a value of five million euros, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is the most highly-endowed research award in Germany and draws top international researchers to German universities.

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Anneliese Maier Research Award

The Award is presented to world-class researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose academic achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area. The award winners independently choose the people with whom they would like to collaborate in Germany and the collaborative research projects last for up to five years.

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Research Cooperation with Developing Countries

The Humboldt Foundation supports developing and threshold countries in their endeavours to promote junior researchers and international networking as well as developing their own functioning science systems. For in a globalised world, a country’s prospects for growth, affluence and social harmony are inextricably bound up with scientific and technical progress.

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Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

The award is granted to a researcher from abroad with outstanding future potential. The aim is to recruit particularly innovative international researchers to work at German universities and research institutions for a fixed-term period.

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Philipp Schwartz Initiative

Since 2016, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative has enabled German universities and research institutions to host foreign researchers who are threatened by war and persecution in their own countries for a period of two years.

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Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

The award allows outstanding junior researchers to build up a working group at a research institution in Germany and to spend five years working there on their own research project.