In particular, our sympathy is with our friends and colleagues in the Israeli scientific community. Israel has been and will always be a prime partner for the German research and innovation community.
Our thoughts are with all victims and all those taken hostage, and their families and friends. We are shocked and appalled by the atrocious violence that has been perpetrated by the terrorists and strongly condemn these barbaric acts. They cause unspeakable suffering for all civilians.
We stand in solidarity with Israel.
The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is a union of the most important science and research organisations in Germany. It regularly issues statements regarding important science policy issues. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is a member of the Alliance and is chair of the organisation for 2023. The Alliance’s other members are the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the German Rectors’ Conference, the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society, and the German Council of Science and Humanities.
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time conducting research in Germany. The Foundation maintains an interdisciplinary network of well over 30,000 Humboldtians in more than 140 countries around the world – including 61 Nobel Prize winners.