By creating the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation became Germany’s first research organisation to establish a funding programme to protect researchers who are persecuted and at threat. Since its creation, the programme has set a precedent nationally and internationally.
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The Humboldt Foundation is launching a campaign for diversity in science: the latest edition of the Foundation’s magazine Humboldt Kosmos is dedicated to the topic and on Twitter the Foundation is encouraging debate under #ProgressDiversity
The American microbiologist Bonnie L. Bassler is being honoured for her research on communication between bacteria. Bassler, the 2016 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award winner, shares the prize with the American microbiologist Michael R. Silverman.
A total of 33 scientists and scholars have been chosen in the first selection round by an interdisciplinary committee of the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme. These “Humboldt scouts” are to recruit talented researchers from throughout the world for a Humboldt Fellowship.
German-Iranian university cooperation jeopardised
Eight researchers from abroad have been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research award in 2021 and make the move to Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Göttingen, Marburg, Munich and Münster.
Eight universities to each receive €125,000 to implement their concepts
Meeting of the Research Ministers of the European Union in Bonn: Humboldt Foundation and its partners in the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany welcome the "Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research".
Berlin, Munich, Göttingen, Bremen and Bonn at the top of the list
Roberto Bonasio is awarded the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award 2020, Luciano Marraffini receives the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal