International Advisory Board

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Advisory Board is an independent, international committee of experts. It advises the Humboldt Foundation on strategic matters relating to mobility and internationalisation in research. Every year, the Board organises a “Forum on the Internationalisation of Science and Humanities” and thus creates an arena for debate on current research policy.

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Members of the International Advisory Board

History and Mission

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Advisory Board was established in 2007 in response to an increasing internationalisation in science and research. It succeeded the “Advisory Board of the Transatlantic Science and Humanities Program” (TSHP), which was set up in 2001 with the aim of creating a binational network of leading experts in transatlantic academic relations. Nowadays, the International Advisory Board discusses current developments on the global science market. In its role as an independent international committee it addresses topics of particular strategic importance to the Foundation and its partners in science and politics.

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Current events

Forum on the Internationalisation of Sciences and Humanities

Every year, the International Advisory Board invites a select circle of the world’s leading researchers and science managers to share ideas at a “Forum on the Internationalisation of Science and Humanities”. The forum creates space for an open, off-the-record conversation and picks up on issues currently occupying the committee’s advisory activities. The Humboldt Foundation’s partner organisations have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of both the board members and other invited experts to further the strategic development of their own organisations.

Important results and recommendations are documented and published.


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