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Get to know Japan as a research location

The Humboldt-Gesellschaft Japan supports stays for young researchers from Germany, hosted by academics in Japan. Collaborative partnerships in all disciplines can be funded.

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"The biggest task right now: bringing the consensus that electromobility is the future from science to the political area." Many thanks to Cem Özdemir for participating in our Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media! #ResearchComLab

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Focus on equal opportunity and diversity

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be expanding its involvement in matters pertaining to equity, equality of opportunity, and diversity in the science system.

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Get to know Japan as a research location

The Humboldt-Gesellschaft Japan supports stays for young researchers from Germany, hosted by academics in Japan. Collaborative partnerships in all disciplines can be funded.

Forschungsstandort Japan

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Focus on equal opportunity and diversity

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be expanding its involvement in matters pertaining to equity, equality of opportunity, and diversity in the science system.

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“Safe haven for a new start”

Strengthening freedom of scientific research: Success stories from five years of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. An interview with the programme director.

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Initial findings from study on "Life with Corona"

How are people around the world dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic? Nearly 12,000 people from more than 130 countries have completed Humboldt Professor Anke Hoeffler's Life with Corona questionnaire.

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30 Years of United Research

How did reunification affect research in Germany? How did Humboldt Fellows experience the fall of the Wall? In several videos, members of the worldwide Humboldt network look back at the past and ahead to the future.

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Humboldt Rankings

Universities in the major conurbations Berlin and Munich are in particular demand among foreign researchers.

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Max Planck Humboldt Research Award

Roberto Bonasio is awarded the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award 2020, Luciano Marraffini receives the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

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Nobel Prize for Humboldtian

“Our sincere congratulations to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna. With the genetic scissors you have developed a ground-breaking technology”, said the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape.

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Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards for 2020 presented

Eight researchers from abroad will each receive up to €1.65 million in prize money to be used to set up their own research groups in Bochum, Giessen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich, Oberpfaffenhofen and Tübingen.

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"The biggest task right now: bringing the consensus that electromobility is the future from science to the political area." Many thanks to Cem Özdemir for participating in our Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media! #ResearchComLab

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"The battle to define the direction of society will continue": What will the outcome of the presidential Election 2020 mean for science and international cooperation? Personal thoughts by Cathleen Fisher, President of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Everybody Dance Now... Humboldtian Ananya Jahanara Kabir tells the story of how – and why – a dance video from Angola became a global phenomenon. JerusalemaDanceChallenge

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Cannabis as a social lubricant: Humboldtian Emeka W. Dumbili conducted interviews with young adults in Nigeria to find out more about the motives for taking cannabis.

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Before they begin with their projects, the new cohort of Chancellor Fellows from meets digitally. We wish them all success and many enriching experiences during their time in Germany!

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Calling all young climate experts from transition and developing countries! Do you want to conduct a research-based project in Germany for 12-24 months? Then apply for a ClimateProtection Fellowship! Deadline: 1 March 2021

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Happy 251st Birthday Alex! Why Alexander von Humboldt still matters today: Visit last year's anniversary website humboldt-heute.de/en/

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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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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Humboldt Professorships 2009-2021

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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

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative is designed to allow German universities and research institutions to host foreign researchers at risk 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.