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After two virtual annual meetings, this year more than 600 scientists from all over the world meet and exchange ideas (and play) in person in Berlin! #AvHTogether

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Once a Humboldtian, always a Humboldtian! Join the Humboldt Network! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship welcomes - postdocs/experienced researchers - from developing/transition countries - whose research contributes to sustainable development.

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A Boost for Germany as a Science Base

More than 100 Humboldt Professors are now working at German universities and research institutions – four of them report on their experiences

Portraits of the four Alexander von Humboldt Professors: Karen Radner, Giuseppe Caire, Aimee van Wynsberghe and Jens Meiler

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“It takes the entire network”

An interview with Andrea Löther who led a study commissioned by the Humboldt Foundation to analyse the potential and needs of female scholars and scientists around the world.

Porträt Dr. Andrea Löther, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Wissenschaft und Forschung (CEWS) am GESIS Leibniz- Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

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International research stars receive awards in Berlin

Twenty-one top researchers were the focus of an award ceremony held on Thursday evening in Berlin, where they were presented Germany’s most valuable research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

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After two virtual annual meetings, this year more than 600 scientists from all over the world meet and exchange ideas (and play) in person in Berlin! #AvHTogether

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Once a Humboldtian, always a Humboldtian! Join the Humboldt Network! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship welcomes - postdocs/experienced researchers - from developing/transition countries - whose research contributes to sustainable development.

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We asked the journalists and the scientists of the #ResearchComLab why they want to participate in ComLab #5: "The New Global – Cooperation for the Future". Listen in on the voices of Humboldtian and historian Kelly Whitmer and journalist Netta Ahituv.

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"We see an exceptional solidarity with scholars and students at risk across academia in Germany and elsewhere." Humboldt Foundation's Secretary General EnnoAufderheide at the "Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum".

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Robots can't climb trees like squirrels. Or can they? Having your own idea for a robot, inspired by nature? Join the Natural Robotics Contest by Fabian Franke and Robert Siddall. The best idea will be fabricated into a real prototype. Go!

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#Humboldtian Abdelhadi Soudi and Kristof van Laerhoven developed AfricaSign – an online platform for the documentation of African sign languages. A first success: the website and the signing avatars are now helping Moroccan deaf young people and educators!

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AI and Us – what artificial intelligence means for our lives

In the ten-part podcast “AI and Us”, AI experts talk about their research field and answer the most important questions on artificial intelligence.

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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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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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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.