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True or false? How good are you at telling genuine headlines from invented ones? Read the Humboldt Kosmos Magazine on #SciComm and play the Fake News quiz!

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The Humboldt Foundation's Twitter team is back for 2022! Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to sharing many exciting news and #Humboldtian stories from the world of science and research with you.

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Where the wild bees are

Working in the Social Insects Research Group at the University of Pretoria, Feodor Lynen Fellow Anja Buttstedt conducts her research between bees and bright mauve-coloured blossoms.

Anja Buttstedt in a beekeeper's suit

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Self-sufficient Mars missions – a drop of blue-green algae brought from Earth and cultivated on Mars could suffice, says Cyprien Verseux. For his research, the astrobiologist has even participated in Mars simulations. #Humboldtian

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"Even though many things have now become the 'new normal', everyone of us realises only too vividly how much we need real physical encounters in order to understand one another and work for a better future." Enno Aufderheide at the opening of the virtual #HumboldtConcert.

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We love the Humboldt Network! And we are deeply grateful for your growing interest in the stories of outstanding international researchers and the Foundation's stance on important topics in science, politics and society. #Humboldtian #ProgressDiversity

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Where the wild bees are

Working in the Social Insects Research Group at the University of Pretoria, Feodor Lynen Fellow Anja Buttstedt conducts her research between bees and bright mauve-coloured blossoms.

Anja Buttstedt in a beekeeper's suit

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Digital #HumboldtConcert

The Humboldt Foundation invites you to the livestream of an Advent concert on 9 December 2021. Enjoy music by Mozart and Brahms live, performed by members of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

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Support for science

The endowment of €500,000 granted by Mr. Winfried Pohl will benefit the promotion of top international research. Here, Mr. Pohl tells us what motivated him to support the Humboldt Foundation.

Spirit, growth, progress: The illustration shows a person pouring water into a human head so that a plant grows from it.

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Smart New Worlds

For the fourth time, the Humboldt Communication Lab (ComLab) brought together ten researchers and ten journalists to share ideas and opinions on current social developments.

Pressemitteilungen

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“This is a signal for a new start.”

Humboldt Foundation welcomes the new federal government’s coalition agreement and expects them to have a positive effect on Germany’s international attractiveness.

German Bundestag

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Between Preprint and Shitstorm

Latest issue of the Humboldt Kosmos magazine on the state of science communication in a time of pandemics and climate change

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@AvHStiftung

True or false? How good are you at telling genuine headlines from invented ones? Read the Humboldt Kosmos Magazine on #SciComm and play the Fake News quiz!

@AvHStiftung

The Humboldt Foundation's Twitter team is back for 2022! Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to sharing many exciting news and #Humboldtian stories from the world of science and research with you.

@AvHStiftung

Self-sufficient Mars missions – a drop of blue-green algae brought from Earth and cultivated on Mars could suffice, says Cyprien Verseux. For his research, the astrobiologist has even participated in Mars simulations. #Humboldtian

@AvHStiftung

"Even though many things have now become the 'new normal', everyone of us realises only too vividly how much we need real physical encounters in order to understand one another and work for a better future." Enno Aufderheide at the opening of the virtual #HumboldtConcert.

@AvHStiftung

We love the Humboldt Network! And we are deeply grateful for your growing interest in the stories of outstanding international researchers and the Foundation's stance on important topics in science, politics and society. #Humboldtian #ProgressDiversity

@AvHStiftung

We are looking forward to the #HumboldtConcert on 9 November! Join us from 6:30 pm (CET) for a festive evening with music by Mozart & Brahms, performed by members of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn!

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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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President 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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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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Fellows at the annual meeting in Berlin (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Fellow at the Humboldt Foundation(Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michal Jordan)
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Fellows at a poster session (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Humboldt Foundation in Bonn (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)
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Humboldt Bust (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Michael Jordan)

Humboldt Professorships 2009-2022

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.

Cover of the Humboldt Foundation’s Sustainability Agenda: "Sustainably crafting excellent connections"
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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.