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This was 2020

An exceptional year with exceptional challenges comes to an end. You can get an idea of what has been going on here in the last year by viewing our Best of Videos 2020.

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#ResearchAcrossBorders – Best of the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting: Our meeting with 1,000 international scientists and scholars held in digital form for the first time.
We are Family – The Humboldt Network: The Humboldt Foundation held its entire Annual Meeting in digital form this year with more than 1,000 participants from some 140 countries. In keeping with the spirit of international exchange and the family-like character of the network, individuals from throughout the world who have been sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation have also produced a video to the disco classic “We are Family” that was released at the Annual Meeting.
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence: In 2020, the first Alexander von Humboldt Professorships focussing specifically on the exploration and use of AI and its societal impacts are being granted – a contribution to the federal government’s National AI Strategy.
30 Years of United Research: How did reunification affect research in Germany? How did Humboldt Fellows experience the fall of the Wall? In several videos, members of the worldwide Humboldt network look back at the past and ahead to the future.
#ResearchAcrossBorders: How do different religious groups respond to the coronavirus pandemic? | How are you helping through your work to deal with the coronavirus? How might the future look after Covid-19? And how important is international collaboration? We asked Egodi Uchendu, professor of history at the University of Nigeria. Her research focuses on women’s history and masculinities studies, African historiography and religious conversions mainly to Islam. In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, she examines how different religious groups, in this case Christians and Muslims, have responded to Covid-19 in Nigeria.
#ResearchAcrossBorders: "The coronavirus crisis affects the core of the human self-understanding." | How are you helping through your work to deal with the coronavirus? How might the future look after Covid-19? And how important is international collaboration? We asked professor of philosophy Markus Gabriel, chair of epistemology, modern, and contemporary philosophy at the University of Bonn. Currently, Markus Gabriel is looking at various philosophical aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. He sees the crisis as an opportunity for rethinking and calls for lessons to be learned from the current social solidarity.
Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media: Research communication has received massive attention throughout the world during the corona pandemic. Politicians have taken decisions on the basis of expert knowledge. This information has been competently communicated to the general public in Germany and elsewhere. Against this backdrop, the first Communication Lab revolved around the subject of the corona pandemic.
The Humboldt Foundation hosted its annual Advent Concert on 10 December 2020 - this year as a livestream event. The audience enjoyed live classical music and a review of the year with Secretary General Enno Aufderheide.
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