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Virtual Sub-Saharan Africa Colloquium: Networks for a post-Covid era

What role will science play as a catalyser for progress in the post-Covid-19 era? What research topics will drive our work? These are the questions that will be examined by top researchers from the African network at the Humboldt Foundation’s Sub-Saharan Africa Colloquium being held on 30 and 31 March 2022. Here, we present four outstanding individuals and their work.

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Voices of the participants

Voices of the participants What drives young scientists to want to communicate with the public? What do they hope to achieve at the "Communicating Science" Summer School? Here, Humboldtians talk about

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Voices of the participants

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Ways out of the crisis

With creativity and autonomy, sustainable education can succeed.

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Magazine Humboldt Kosmos

We Need Fearless Universities

Focus We Need Fearless Universities If you manage to acquire a five-million-euro professorship for your university, you get upheaval and envy into the bargain. This was a concern that was raised ten y

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We Need Fearless Universities

We had absolutely no prospects

We had absolutely no prospects Jeff Wilkesmann had to leave his home country Venezuela in 2017. His university was closed after a military intervention. Time and again, professors in the country disap

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We had absolutely no prospects

Magazine Humboldt Kosmos

What Does a Cave Bear’s Jawbone Tell Us, Ms Van Heteren?

Brief Enquiries What Does a Cave Bear’s Jawbone Tell Us, Ms Van Heteren? Anneke van Heteren has a penchant for skeletons. She studies bones to investigate the lifestyle of extinct mammals. Cave bears,

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What Does a Cave Bear’s Jawbone Tell Us, Ms Van Heteren?

Magazine Humboldt Kosmos

What Is It About Polygamy, Mr Junker?

Brief Enquiries What Is It About Polygamy, Mr Junker? People living as a couple usually try to be monogamous, but it often doesn’t work, says Thomas Junker. In his book “Die verborgene Natur der Liebe

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What Is It About Polygamy, Mr Junker?

Magazine Humboldt Kosmos

What Is the Key to Developing a Malaria Vaccine, Ms Osier?

Brief Enquiries What Is the Key to Developing a Malaria Vaccine, Ms Osier? Very early on, the Kenyan Faith Osier dreamt of developing a vaccine to combat malaria. Every year in Africa, more than 400,0

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What Is the Key to Developing a Malaria Vaccine, Ms Osier?

Magazine Humboldt Kosmos

What can stop you, Mr Guck?

Brief Enquiries What can stop you, Mr Guck? Recently, it was the 30th anniversary of my accident. I have now been in a wheelchair for almost twice as long as I was able to walk. I was in Year 11 when

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What can stop you, Mr Guck?