22 September 2016

Spanning disciplines: Israeli and German researchers establish interdisciplinary networks

Some 200 researchers to gather at the Humboldt Colloquium in Israel

From 21 to 23 September junior scientists, alumni of the Humboldt Foundation and invited guests will meet under the banner “Bridges to the Future: German-Israeli Scientific Relations” in Tel Aviv. The predominantly Israeli and German scientists attending the Colloquium will present their own research topics to a broad specialist public and in doing so provide and receive new impulses for specialist and interdisciplinary networks. Humboldtians will report on their experience in Germany and advise young researchers.

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Interdisciplinary workshops on current research topics and discussion groups offer opportunities to share information and experience at the Humboldt Colloquium. (Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Felix Rettberg)

The Colloquium in Tel Aviv will also focus on questions regarding the special opportunities and challenges presented by German-Israeli research cooperation: how can science continue to act as bridge between Germany and Israel in the future? And what specific role does the Humboldt Network play in connection with German-Israeli cooperation?

Guests at the Colloquium include Maria Böhmer, State Minister in the Federal Foreign Office; Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tel Aviv, Clemens von Goetze, and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has sponsored approximately 300 Israeli Humboldtians in the years since 1958. Today there is a tightly knit network of relations between German and Israeli researchers. Ensuring that this success story will continue in the future requires continual efforts on both sides; the Humboldt Colloquium taps into this impetus and continues this important sharing of information and experience.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is conducting this Colloquium in cooperation with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Science s, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), The Minerva Stiftung  and the University of Tel Aviv.


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