Dear reader,

It is not just 2022 that is coming to an end, but also the term in office of our President Hans-Christian Pape – we will miss his commitment and ideas. In this newsletter, we are looking back on his time at the Foundation and on the good things this otherwise crisis-ridden year held in store for us.

Six new Humboldt Professors were selected, two of whom work in the field of artificial intelligence. The participants in the Humboldt Residency Programme met in Berlin to share ideas on whether, and how, social cohesion is possible. And at the sixth #ResearchComLab, journalists and researchers got together to learn from one another and discuss solutions to the global resource crisis.

We are particularly pleased that the threatened cuts to the Foundation’s budget could be averted. In the new year, we shall thus still be able to direct all our efforts to supporting researchers around the world, especially those who are at risk due to ongoing crises. And with that, we should like, once again, to say a big thank you for our network’s engagement.

And now for some gripping reading!

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.

Six new Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected – two of them work in the AI field

An Alexander von Humboldt Professorship which comes with up to €5 million in funding offers not only optimal financial conditions but also maximum flexibility for conducting top level research in Germany.

Additional funding rather than cuts

The Humboldt Foundation is to receive €6.5 million more basic financing for the coming year than was previously earmarked in the German government’s initial budget plans.

Communication Lab #6: A solution-based approach to communicating resource crises

At the sixth Communication Lab “Dwindling resources – growing conflicts”, Humboldtians and journalists of the International Journalists’ Programmes discussed issues relating to the global scarcity of resources.

It’s a wrap: the 2022 Humboldt Residency cohort takes their leave

On 29 November, the members of the Humboldt Residency Programme got together for the last public event discussing how social cohesion is experienced and can be conveyed on campus.

A common vision of diversity and dialogue: the Humboldt Japan Colloquium

From 17 to 19 November, 150 researchers from the Japanese Humboldt Network, Japanese junior researchers as well as some of the Foundation’s partners and friends in German academia and politics got together at an online Humboldt Colloquium.

Online information events – How to become part of the Humboldt Network

Humboldt Discoveries is a series of events for applicants, hosts and nominators. Join us online and get all the information you need about the Foundation’s programmes. Next event: on 24 January, experts will answer your questions on the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship!

For more exciting stories and news from the Humboldt Network, visit our Newsroom!

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