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International research stars receive awards in Berlin

Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Hans-Christian Pape presented the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships, Germany’s most valuable research award.

In the face of war: International conference discussed issues pertaining to scientific freedom

Experts and researchers who have fled their country have gathered at the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum that was held on 10 and 11 May in Berlin and online. The event has jointly been organised by the Humboldt Foundation’s Philipp Schwartz Initiative and the InSPIREurope project. In addition to examining the situation of researchers from Ukraine and Afghanistan, the conference focussed on the specific working conditions of persecuted researchers and how researchers in exile enrich scientific communities.

Researchers who have fled Ukraine – Providing support not possible without additional funds

Willingness on the part of the German science system to help researchers from Ukraine is substantial, as is the number of scientists and scholars who have fled the war-stricken country. In light of the war in Ukraine, the Humboldt Foundation is calling for additional financial support from the political sector so that it can provide appropriate help in this situation as well.