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Research with a family: the sound of diversity

With her research in Oldenburg, neuroscientist and Humboldtian Hanin Karawani Khoury wants to make her voice heard - for older people worldwide and for more diversity in science.

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Rebuilding Ukraine together: Robert Schlögl, President of the Humboldt Foundation, discusses the role of culture and education at the Ukraine Recovery Conference #URC2024.

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From Cameroon to Karlsruhe: forging ahead

The Georg Forster Fellow and taxonomist, Jeanne Agrippine Yetchom Fondjo, is conducting research on grasshoppers and biodiversity at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe. She hopes her work will be a source of inspiration and attract more women to science.

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All the rights in the world

Through her work, the Venezuelan lawyer and professor for international private law María Julia Ochoa Jiménez wants to help de-colonise legal thought and reinforce the rights of Indigenous communities.

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"#Diversity is a great resource, a great originator of creativity!" Für Humboldt-Professor Ömer Ilday und uns als Stiftung ist #Diversität in der Wissenschaft unerlässlich. #StimmeFürVielfalt am Deutschen Diversity-Tag 2024.

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Research with a family: the sound of diversity

With her research in Oldenburg, neuroscientist and Humboldtian Hanin Karawani Khoury wants to make her voice heard - for older people worldwide and for more diversity in science.

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From Cameroon to Karlsruhe: forging ahead

The Georg Forster Fellow and taxonomist, Jeanne Agrippine Yetchom Fondjo, is conducting research on grasshoppers and biodiversity at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe. She hopes her work will be a source of inspiration and attract more women to science.

Die Wissenschaftlerin im Labor. Vor ihr ein Kasten mit Heuschrecken

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All the rights in the world

Through her work, the Venezuelan lawyer and professor for international private law María Julia Ochoa Jiménez wants to help de-colonise legal thought and reinforce the rights of Indigenous communities.

Portrait Ochoa Jiminez

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Rebuilding Ukraine together: Robert Schlögl, President of the Humboldt Foundation, discusses the role of culture and education at the Ukraine Recovery Conference #URC2024.

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"#Diversity is a great resource, a great originator of creativity!" Für Humboldt-Professor Ömer Ilday und uns als Stiftung ist #Diversität in der Wissenschaft unerlässlich. #StimmeFürVielfalt am Deutschen Diversity-Tag 2024.

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Apply now: We invite early career researchers from the USA & Germany to participate in the German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on “A Digitally Connected World”! 

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The German health service is experiencing upheaval. Ariel Dora Stern wants to improve the Health Care system with promising new technologies. On 13 May, she received a Humboldt Professorship!

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"We can’t understand reality without talking about it." Linguist Michaela Mahlberg studies the social function of language. She is one of 12 top researchers who will be awarded a Humboldt Professorship on 13 May!

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Progress in medical technology is made every day. It brings huge benefits but also poses major challenges for health economics and policy. Today on #WorldHealthDay, we introduce Humboldt Professor Ariel Dora Stern, who joined the HPI as new Chair for Digital Health.

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Water is a valuable resource and its pollution is a global problem. #Humboldtian Gloria Ugwuja from Nigeria and her host Andreas Taubert are collaborating on water treatment methods.

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„Wir wurden auch dazu aufgefordert, unsere Studierenden zu zensieren.“ Zwei Forschende im Exil berichten vom Druck, den sie an ihren Heimatunis erlebt haben und den Hindernissen für Wissenschaftler*innen in autoritären Regimes. #SchwartzInitiative

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Celebrating women and their achievements – today and every day. We at the Humboldt Foundation stand up for equal rights!

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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 61 Nobel Prize winners.

 

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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer)
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Humboldt Professorships 2009-2025

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Study: Germany from the outside 2023

Academic life, living conditions and personal relations: following their stay in Germany, Humboldt Foundation sponsorship-recipients evaluate living and working in the country. We have evaluated the feedback provided by more than 1,800 visiting researchers from 119 countries who worked at German universities and research institutions between August 2018 and May 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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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will shape our societies for the future. It is already doing so today – from medicine via industry through to art and culture. The Humboldt Foundation sponsors cutting-edge research in AI and also sees its role in generating new ideas on the challenges of transformative technologies.

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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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Diversity

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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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.