Dear reader,

“You can see how inspiring the work of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is. And has been for 70 years. Congratulations!” Our 2023 Annual Meeting was not only the largest in the history of the event, it was also a lively birthday party. Our thanks to Federal President Steinmeier and the more than 700 researchers from throughout the world who celebrated this milestone with us!

International cooperation in all disciplines, Steinmeier noted, is absolutely essential for meeting the challenges of our time. And precisely that is the aim of our fellowships and programmes: to strengthen international scientific exchange – despite all crises and in opposition to anti-science inclinations.

One example for this is the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship which brings top international researchers to Germany. Or the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk, which has recently hosted an international conference on academic freedom in Berlin.

You can read about this and much more in our current newsletter.

We wish you interesting reading!

“The entire world is of concern to us”: Federal President Steinmeier at the Humboldt Foundation’s Annual Meeting

More than 700 international researchers attended the event in Berlin: To mark its 70th anniversary this year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation held its Annual Meeting under the motto “What’s next?”

Study on “Germany from the outside”: Research great, bureaucracy a problem

The Humboldt Foundation has analysed the feedback from more than 1,800 Humboldt fellows from 119 countries. You can also read more about this study in “What´s next?“, the latest issue of the Humboldt Kosmos magazine which marks the foundation’s 70th anniversary.

International conference in Berlin: Together for academic freedom

In May, some 350 people gathered at the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum in Berlin. The yearly event is an important platform for a Europe-wide exchange between stakeholders seeking to support researchers at risk.

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Five top international researchers to receive Germany’s most valuable research award. A Humboldt Professorship offers not only optimal financial conditions but also maximum flexibility for conducting cutting-edge research in Germany.

Fellowship for prospective leaders

Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, China, India, South Africa or the USA? Apply for a German Chancellor Fellowship and conduct your own project in Germany. Deadline: 15 October.

Our Precious Resources

The 2023 Humboldt Residency Programme revolves around the subject "Our Precious Resources: Pathways to a Secure and Sustainable Future". Ten participants from different professional backgrounds will jointly seek new solutions to global challenges.

Humboldt Cities Lecture Series

How do we want to live in cities in the future? The Humboldt Cities Network initiative connects science and practice on current topics in urban and regional planning. The next lecture will be held on 6 September!

ComLab#7: The next big thing in science and how to communicate it

From 11 to 13 May 2023, researchers from the Humboldt Network and alumni of the International Journalists’ Programmes shared views on how innovative research in the life and natural sciences can be communicated – clearly, comprehensibly and appropriately for the target group.

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 12 Juli, experts will answer your questions on the German Chancellor Fellowship!

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

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