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The Humboldt Japan Colloquium

From 17 to 19 November, 150 researchers from the Japanese Humboldt Network, Japanese junior researchers as well as some of the Foundation’s partners and friends in German academia and politics got together at an online Humboldt Colloquium.

Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation

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It is the last leg of the journey for our Humboldt Residency Programme! In his opening speech at the wrap-up event of the 2022 Residency cohort, Secretary General Enno Aufderheide emphasised the societal value of the pilot programme.

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Don’t be afraid of China!

Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, on how the science community should deal with China – an opinion piece in the DIE ZEIT newspaper

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Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation Enno Aufderheide addresses the friends of the foundation worldwide, who supported us in the fight against the budgetary cuts: THANK YOU!  #ScienceDiplomacy

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The #AvHNet in Frankfurt is over! Thanks to Goethe Uni and all Humboldtians for three days of inspiring scientific and personal networking!

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Charity alone is not the solution

Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

Sara Fouad

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The Humboldt Japan Colloquium

From 17 to 19 November, 150 researchers from the Japanese Humboldt Network, Japanese junior researchers as well as some of the Foundation’s partners and friends in German academia and politics got together at an online Humboldt Colloquium.

Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation

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Don’t be afraid of China!

Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, on how the science community should deal with China – an opinion piece in the DIE ZEIT newspaper

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Charity alone is not the solution

Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

Sara Fouad

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Protests in Iran: Using art to fight the system

Iran is currently experiencing one of the largest waves of protests in decades. We spoke with the Iranian Humboldtian Raika Khorshidian about different forms of protest, communication channels and the cultural scene’s influence in Iran

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New host for the Humboldt Network

The Munich immunologist Julia Jellusova, a new scout in the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme will utilise her own networks to recruit three postdocs for her team.

Porträt der Immunologin Julia Jellusova, die Scout im Henriette Herz-Scouting-Programm ist

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Bundestag debate on the energy supply for science

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expressly welcomes the debate being held today in the plenary session of the German Bundestag regarding issues of concern to the science community in connection with the supply of energy.

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Science and research in the energy crisis

The Alliance of Science Organisations is drawing attention to the threatening consequences which a possi-ble energy crisis could have for science and academia in Germany.

Logos der Mitglieder der Allianz der Wissenschaften: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, die Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, die Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina und der Wissenschaftsrat.

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@AvHStiftung

It is the last leg of the journey for our Humboldt Residency Programme! In his opening speech at the wrap-up event of the 2022 Residency cohort, Secretary General Enno Aufderheide emphasised the societal value of the pilot programme.

@AvHStiftung

Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation Enno Aufderheide addresses the friends of the foundation worldwide, who supported us in the fight against the budgetary cuts: THANK YOU!  #ScienceDiplomacy

@AvHStiftung

The #AvHNet in Frankfurt is over! Thanks to Goethe Uni and all Humboldtians for three days of inspiring scientific and personal networking!

@AvHStiftung

Last week, a successful Humboldt Kolleg was held in #Montevideo, Uruguay. Our former president Helmut Schwarz took part as well! Thank you for the inspiring exchange!

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Where better to discuss Social Cohesion than in a pub? Political Psychologist Julia Elad-Strenger & Sociologist Richard Mole from the Humboldt Residency Programme invite you to an interactive debate during Berlin Science Week. 8.11. Register now!

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Our #ResearchComLab podcast is out now! In “Bench Talks - A Conversation between Science and Media”, researchers and journalists discuss current world events and the state of Science Communication. Listen and subscribe!

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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 57 Nobel Prize winners.

 

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Präsident 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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Humboldt Professorships 2009-2023

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 was granted to world-class researchers in the humanities and social sciences from abroad whose academic achievements were internationally recognised in their research area. The award winners chose the people with whom they wanted to cooperate in Germany themselves, and their collaborative research lasted 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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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.