Newsroom

Humboldt is everywhere

Alle

@AvHStiftung

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

@AvHStiftung

Converting waste into a useful product: Humboldt Professor Largus Angenent and his research group are looking for new sources of carbon for the production of chemicals.

@AvHStiftung

Artificial Intelligence helps to detect diseases: With the aid of artificial neural networks, Daniel Rückert has crucially improved the quality of medical imaging. Today he took up his position as a Humboldt Professor for AI at TU Munich.

Press

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.

News

Communication Lab: Prizes awarded to winners of the first round

The best three works of journalism from the first round of the Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media have been awarded €500 each by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the International Journalists’ Programmes organisation.

Press

GAIN is now Virtual GAIN

Overseas networking meeting for German science: GAIN will be held digitally for the first time on August 28 and 29.

Nachrichten

News

Communication Lab: Prizes awarded to winners of the first round

The best three works of journalism from the first round of the Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media have been awarded €500 each by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the International Journalists’ Programmes organisation.

News

Young researchers are of systemic importance!

The coronavirus is threatening the careers of talented researchers. What has to be done now in order to support them is the subject of a guest commentary written by the President of the Humboldt Foundation Hans-Christian Pape.

Pressemitteilungen

Press

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.

Press

GAIN is now Virtual GAIN

Overseas networking meeting for German science: GAIN will be held digitally for the first time on August 28 and 29.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

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

@AvHStiftung

Converting waste into a useful product: Humboldt Professor Largus Angenent and his research group are looking for new sources of carbon for the production of chemicals.

@AvHStiftung

Artificial Intelligence helps to detect diseases: With the aid of artificial neural networks, Daniel Rückert has crucially improved the quality of medical imaging. Today he took up his position as a Humboldt Professor for AI at TU Munich.

@AvHStiftung

"I need international exchange to do my work. And we all do!" Betty Rono, Climate Protection specialist from Kenya, supports international collaboration in research, in the #Covid19 crisis and in the future. #ResearchAcrossBorders

@AvHStiftung

Final meeting of the current German Chancellor Fellows from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA – this year in the virtual space. Thank you for the lively exchange of ideas and all the best for your future! And now cheers!

@AvHStiftung

Why are humans often willing to act for one victim, but become numb as the number of victims increases? Using functional MRI, neuroscientist and #Humboldtian Zheng Ye and her team found out that the perspective-taking ability in our brains seems limited.

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.

Humboldtian and Nobel laureate

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

Humboldt Professorships 2009-2021

Downloads of film portraits and photos of the award winners

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship Germany's most highly-endowed research award draws top international researchers to German universities. A selection.

Tiffany Knight | Ecologiy

Ecologist Tiffany Knight researches biodiversity and biological invasion processes. more

Peter Dayan | Theoretical Neuroscience

Peter Dayan is Humboldt Professor of Artificial Intelligence and conducts research at the interface between the intelligence of living beings and machines. more

Margaret C. Crofoot | Biology

Margaret Crofoot researches collective animal behaviour and movements, in particular the emergence of complex societies using the example of the group behaviour of apes. more

Till Bärnighausen | Epidemiology

The physician and epidemiologist Till Bärnighausen works in the field of global health research and is a specialist in HIV research. more

Stefanie Petermichl | Mathematics

Stefanie Petermichl is one of the leading researchers in the field of harmonic analysis, a branch of mathematics with broad applications. more

Dossier

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.

Dossier

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.

Dossier

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.

Dossier

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.

Dossier

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.

Dossier

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.