Our campaign #ProgressDiversity is being launched this spring: Why is greater diversity needed in science and academia? The current issue of our Foundation’s magazine “Humboldt Kosmos” revolves around this question. We are also discussing it on Twitter at the hashtag #ProgressDiversity. We are currently not the only ones to employ this hashtag: Many supporters are also making use of it to advance the issue of diversity in science and academia.
This also fits in well with an anniversary we are currently celebrating: The Philipp Schwartz Initiative which offers at-risk researchers a safe haven at German universities is five years old this year. Back when the initiative was established, we were the first research organisation in Germany to offer such a programme. It is clear today that this initiative and its fellows have been an enormous gain for German science and its diversity. You can read about all of this and more in our newsletter.