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Science Selfies – Research made in Africa

What is day-to-day research like in times of pandemic? In our series Science Selfies, Humboldtians from various African countries are allowing us to look behind the scenes in their offices and labs. In video diaries they describe the challenges they face and how they master difficulties. Francine Ntoumi from the Republic of Congo launches the series.

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Stiftungspräsident Hans-Christian Pape: „Nicht gegen Diversität sein, reicht nicht. Wir müssen aktiver werden. Bei jeder Personalentscheidung muss die Frage lauten: Wie begünstige ich eine Vielfalt der Perspektiven?“ Mehr zu #ProgressDiversity.

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Stable connections

Molecular chemist Florian Mulks had planned his stay in the USA in 2020 as a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow. Then the corona pandemic came. But a solution was found in the Humboldt Network.

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“Academic systems are set up to serve the typical scientist. And the typical scientist has traditionally been male, with a wife at home to take care of the family realm.” Als Humboldt-Professorin gehört Meg Crofoot in Deutschland noch immer zu einer Minderheit. #ProgressDiversity

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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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Der Kakapo und der Takahe sind zwei vom Aussterben bedrohte Vogelarten, die es nur in Neuseeland gibt. Biologin und Humboldtianerin Lara Urban will ihren Fortbestand sichern und erforscht deshalb die Genetik der flugunfähigen Vögel.

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Humboldtian receives Prize

The American microbiologist Bonnie L. Bassler shares the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize with the American microbiologist Michael R. Silverman.

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Science Selfies – Research made in Africa

What is day-to-day research like in times of pandemic? In our series Science Selfies, Humboldtians from various African countries are allowing us to look behind the scenes in their offices and labs. In video diaries they describe the challenges they face and how they master difficulties. Francine Ntoumi from the Republic of Congo launches the series.

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Stable connections

Molecular chemist Florian Mulks had planned his stay in the USA in 2020 as a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow. Then the corona pandemic came. But a solution was found in the Humboldt Network.

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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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Humboldtian receives Prize

The American microbiologist Bonnie L. Bassler shares the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize with the American microbiologist Michael R. Silverman.

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Protests at Boğaziçi University

In early January, Turkey’s President Erdoğan appointed a new rector at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Since then, the campus has seen protests, violence and arrests. Comments on this from the Humboldt Network

Students of Bogazici University protest in Istanbul

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Silent Night

The Corona pandemic forces us all to keep our distance and robs us of things that define what we are: human closeness and social interaction. German Chancellor Fellow Diana Raiselis is working on sustainable concepts for reviving nighttime culture.

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This was 2020

An exceptional year with exceptional challenges comes to an end. Our Best of Videos 2020 will get you an idea of what has been going on in the last year.

2021 loading: unseren Lieblingsvideos aus 2020

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Humboldt Rankings

Universities in the major conurbations Berlin and Munich are in particular demand among foreign researchers.

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Max Planck Humboldt Research Award

Roberto Bonasio is awarded the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award 2020, Luciano Marraffini receives the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

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Nobel Prize for Humboldtian

“Our sincere congratulations to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna. With the genetic scissors you have developed a ground-breaking technology”, said the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape.

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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.

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Stiftungspräsident Hans-Christian Pape: „Nicht gegen Diversität sein, reicht nicht. Wir müssen aktiver werden. Bei jeder Personalentscheidung muss die Frage lauten: Wie begünstige ich eine Vielfalt der Perspektiven?“ Mehr zu #ProgressDiversity.

@AvHStiftung

“Academic systems are set up to serve the typical scientist. And the typical scientist has traditionally been male, with a wife at home to take care of the family realm.” Als Humboldt-Professorin gehört Meg Crofoot in Deutschland noch immer zu einer Minderheit. #ProgressDiversity

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Der Kakapo und der Takahe sind zwei vom Aussterben bedrohte Vogelarten, die es nur in Neuseeland gibt. Biologin und Humboldtianerin Lara Urban will ihren Fortbestand sichern und erforscht deshalb die Genetik der flugunfähigen Vögel.

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Mehrsprachigkeit eröffnet Horizonte! Das „International Bridges Project“ von Bundeskanzler-Stipendiat Diego Freitas untersucht die Mehrsprachigkeitskonzepte Europas und inwieweit sie auf Brasilien übertragen werden können.

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"Einem großen Teil der Bevölkerung wurde durch die Corona-Pandemie erstmals bewusst, wie der Prozess Wissenschaft funktioniert. Das ist ein wichtiger Gewinn." Hans-Christian Pape bei der Konferenz des Auswärtigen Amtes zu Science Diplomacy.

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„Wir tun vieles – wenn nicht sogar alles – dafür, die Top-Leute für Deutschland zu gewinnen“: Stiftungspräsident Hans-Christian Pape im Tagesspiegel über die neuen Humboldt-Professorinnen für KI als Teil der KI-Strategie der Bundesregierung.

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Everybody Dance Now... Humboldtian Ananya Jahanara Kabir tells the story of how – and why – a dance video from Angola became a global phenomenon. JerusalemaDanceChallenge

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

 

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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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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 Professorships 2009-2021

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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 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.

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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

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.

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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.