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Network meeting in Konstanz

Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to meet at the University of Konstanz from 21 to 23 February

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Apply now: Humboldt Residency Programme 2024! Work together with researchers, artists, journalists and civil society actors in Berlin/Brandenburg! This year's topic: Power and Knowledge – Confronting Global Imbalances in our Knowledge Systems.

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A common history

The Argentinian historian Walter Ludovico Koppmann is working on the Jewish working class in Buenos Aires.

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Network meeting in Konstanz

Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to meet at the University of Konstanz from 21 to 23 February

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2023 Reimar Lüst Awards

Sophia Labadi and Christian Dustmann have been singled out for their outstanding research in ethnology and economics.

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Apply now: Humboldt Residency Programme 2024! Work together with researchers, artists, journalists and civil society actors in Berlin/Brandenburg! This year's topic: Power and Knowledge – Confronting Global Imbalances in our Knowledge Systems.

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"Always get back to your interests, even in the face of threats and power strategies from others."   What are the key factors for a good negotiation? #Humboldtian Michele Gelfand shares five practical tips.

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Apply now: Together with the British Academy, we invite 30 early career researchers from the UK & Germany to participate in the UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium on “Natures, Cultures and Communities”!

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Atenção Pesquisadores! – Attention, academics from Brazil! The Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship supports you with your #research in Germany.

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The Humboldt Foundation provides opportunities and builds bridges. We asked Humboldtians like Lei Fang how the fellowship has shaped their lives and what it means to be part of the Humboldt network.

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In September, the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science & Technology Symposium was held in Bremen! 28 scientists from Brazil and 25 from Germany came together to discuss “Climate Change and the challenges of a sustainable development”. #FrontiersOfResearch

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70 years of the Humboldt Foundation and happy birthday, Alexander von Humboldt! Today we celebrate our namesake's birthday! His pioneering spirit and creativity inspire our work every day. #AvHWhatsNext

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Today with DAAD at the Futurium! We talk about Academia in Exile with fantastic and brave researchers, #Humboldtian Tatiana Shchyttsova, #SchwartzInitiative Fellow Azadeh Ganjeh and Hilde Domin Fellow Nickey Diamond.

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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 61 Nobel Prize winners.

 

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President Robert Schlögl
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President Robert Schlögl
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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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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 a poster session (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Humboldt Bust (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Humboldt Foundation in Bonn (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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The Humboldt Foundation in Bonn (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Eric Lichtenscheidt)

Humboldt Professorships 2009-2024

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Study: Germany from the outside 2023

Academic life, living conditions and personal relations: following their stay in Germany, Humboldt Foundation sponsorship-recipients evaluate living and working in the country. We have evaluated the feedback provided by more than 1,800 visiting researchers from 119 countries who worked at German universities and research institutions between August 2018 and May 2022.

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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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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will shape our societies for the future. It is already doing so today – from medicine via industry through to art and culture. The Humboldt Foundation sponsors cutting-edge research in AI and also sees its role in generating new ideas on the challenges of transformative technologies.

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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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Diversity

As an international networking organisation connecting outstanding researchers and leaders in all science-related fields around the world, the Humboldt Foundation feels under a special obligation to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We also consider ourselves well-positioned to make a significant contribution to sustainable global development.

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Sustainability

As an international networking organisation connecting outstanding researchers and leaders in all science-related fields around the world, the Humboldt Foundation feels under a special obligation to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We also consider ourselves well-positioned to make a significant contribution to sustainable global development.

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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.

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Science Communication

From events discussing and sharing ideas to dedicated training sessions and workshops: the Humboldt Foundation is committed to opening science and research to a broad public audience.