Future-proofing the Foundation!

At the turn of the year, Hans-Christian Pape’s term in office as President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, that he assumed in 2018, comes to an end. The Foundation would like to thank the outgoing President for his commitment in turbulent times.

Don’t be afraid of China!

Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, on how the science community should deal with China – an opinion piece in the DIE ZEIT newspaper

Charity alone is not the solution

Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

A victory for biodiversity in Brazil

Mayra Flores Tavares, International Climate Protection Fellow from Brazil, shares her hopes for the future of the tropical forests following the victory of Lula da Silva in the Brazilian presidential election.

Protests in Iran: Using art to fight the system

Iran is currently experiencing one of the largest waves of protests in decades. We spoke with the Iranian Humboldtian Raika Khorshidian about different forms of protest, communication channels and the cultural scene’s influence in Iran

ComLab#5 winners selected

The best projects from the fifth Communication Lab, “The New Global – cooperation for the future”, were honoured at a virtual award ceremony on 2 September 2022.

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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.

“The poor deserve the best”

Interview with sociologists Jessé Souza and Boike Rehbein about the access to education, people’s self-esteem and creating local opportunities.

“Europe should have acted sooner”

Interview with the Ukrainian scientist Dmytro Leontyev about the current situation, further options for international cooperation and the West’s naivety

Another world is possible

Two archaeologists from Iran are digging deep into their country’s past. Why gender archaeology can enrich the present.

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.