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Women often underestimate their professional qualifications. Therefore "active recruitment of women is extremely important". Jutta Allmendinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, on#diversity in science at the Humboldt Foundation's Annual Meeting. #ProgressDiversity

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The 2021 Annual Meeting – “Best of”

With more than 1,000 participants from nearly 80 countries, this year’s Annual Meeting of the Humboldt Foundation was once again a highlight among the many meetings and encounters in the Humboldt Network.

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Why we reach for the *** (stars)

Diversity of perspectives is the precondition for excellence. So, for us, excellence starts with indicating diversity in our language.

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The 2021 Annual Meeting – “Best of”

With more than 1,000 participants from nearly 80 countries, this year’s Annual Meeting of the Humboldt Foundation was once again a highlight among the many meetings and encounters in the Humboldt Network.

Screenshot from the dance video "Respect" from the annual meeting

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Why we reach for the *** (stars)

Diversity of perspectives is the precondition for excellence. So, for us, excellence starts with indicating diversity in our language.

Background Easter Jelly Beans; Text: Progress Diversity

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Doing research with a family in tow

No one knows yet how the pandemic will impact the careers of young researchers. In this three-part series, we profile Feodor Lynen Research Fellows and show how they are dealing with the challenges facing them.

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New scouts selected

In the second round of the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme, a further 23 scouts, including 10 female researchers, were chosen to recruit talented individuals for the Humboldt Network.

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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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Women often underestimate their professional qualifications. Therefore "active recruitment of women is extremely important". Jutta Allmendinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, on#diversity in science at the Humboldt Foundation's Annual Meeting. #ProgressDiversity

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Kick-off to the third edition of our #ResearchComLab: Vito Cecere of the German Federal Office opens the 4-day Science Communication workshop on sustainability and social justice. #scicomm

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Volcanic eruptions are spectacular events, but can pose an acute threat to human societies. An international team including #Humboldtian Arianna Soldati has shown that a specific seismic signal may predict how dangerous the eruption will be.

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Coming from a farming family with 12 children and with a maths teacher who treated her with contempt because she was a girl, Humboldtian Urmila Pyakurel didn't have an easy path into academia. But she succeeded! #ProgressDiversity #EUDiversityMonth

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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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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 (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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Humboldt Professorships 2009-2022

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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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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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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.