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.

Weitere Nachrichten

Artificial Intelligence for Psychiatry

The benefit of knowledge exchange: Alexander von Humboldt Professor Peter Dayan on how he wants to link machine learning with psychiatry resesarch.

Science Selfies 1 – Research made in Africa: Francine Ntoumi

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Foreign policy meets science

Foundation President Hans-Christian Pape to discuss science diplomacy at the invitation of the Federal Foreign Office. Online conference will begin at 11 am on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, as a livestream event.