Dear reader,

The Humboldt Foundation is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Rather than look back and take stock, we’d like to use this milestone to look ahead. So we’ve been asking ourselves, “What’s next?”− in visual terms too. At the inauguration of the Foundation’s new president Robert Schlögl in Berlin, attendees had the opportunity to see the Foundation’s new look. You will find our new corporate design here in our newsletter as well.

We are committed to hope and to moving ahead: We spoke with Robert Schlögl, chemist and expert on new energy systems, in an interview about the Foundation’s role in science diplomacy, in the discussion over diversity and excellence, and in solving global challenges like climate change.

In a time of turmoil and crises, the Foundation is expanding and scaling up its programmes and collaborative activities: In addition to ongoing measures to support researchers from Ukraine, it is now implementing the European Union’s MSCA4Ukraine programme as well, providing assistance and funding in Europe to help a further 124 researchers who are at threat.

We wish you interesting reading!

New corporate design

A new look to start our anniversary year: In 2023, the Humboldt Foundation celebrates the 70th anniversary of its establishment. Rather than look back and take stock, we want to look ahead and are asking, “What’s next?” – in visual terms too.


Interview with the foundation's president Robert Schlögl

Encouraging cooperation with Africa, defining clear rules for dealing with difficult partners like China and utilising the Humboldt Network to combat climate change: a conversation with the new President of the Humboldt Foundation.


Humboldt Foundation supports researchers from Ukraine with wide-ranging measures

One year after the Russian attack, the programme MSCA4Ukraine has completed the selection process: 124 at risk researchers will receive funding in Europe. And the Philipp Schwartz Initiative also provides a safe haven for researchers under threat.


Diversity strategies put to the test

On 2 March 2023, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, together with the British Council and Fulbright Germany, held a panel discussion on the interaction between diversity and excellence.


"I always intended to work in an African country"

Mouhamadou Sy holds a German Research Chair for mathematics and its applications at AIMS Senegal. With the programme, the Humboldt Foundation supports higher education and research in mathematics in Africa.


ComLab#6: Winners chosen

The four best projects from the sixth virtual Communication Lab on “Resource Scarcity” were honoured. At the ComLab, researchers and journalists meet to develop pieces of cutting-edge science journalism.


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 25 April, 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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