Science should make its expertise available to society – this conviction of the Humboldt Foundation served as the point of departure for the first Humboldt Academia in Society Summit which the Foundation recently launched with the aim of generating new ideas and impetus for current debates and challenges. The discussions at future Summits revolve around a different topic every year, having started with "Artificial Intelligence": Leading AI researchers and actors from the political sector, the arts, non-profit organisations and civil society gathered in Berlin and discussed what kind of AI we want in order to make our lives better and help us master the enormous challenges that will be facing us in the future.
Under the motto #AvHTogether, more than 600 members of the worldwide Humboldt Family were able to meet in person in Berlin and share information and experiences face-to-face at this year’s Annual Meeting in June. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the Humboldtians in the park at his official residence Schloss Bellevue and called upon the participants in his address to raise their voices against those who disparage common sense and freedom and to send a signal against violence and misanthropy.
In this newsletter you can also find out who will be taking up the reins as the new president of the Humboldt Foundation next year, explore the findings of a study on the international mobility of female researchers and learn what four of our 100 Humboldt Professors have to report on their experiences.