9 January 2015

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation mourns loss of Hubert Markl

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is saddened to learn that Professor Hubert Markl, longstanding member of its Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Foundation, died yesterday at the age of 76 in Konstanz.

Hubert Markl was connected with the Foundation ever since his time as a professor at the University of Konstanz where he first hosted Humboldt Fellows nearly 40 years ago. “Hubert Markl was an active member in the Humboldt Foundation’s global network throughout his entire scientific career. Having served as a host to nearly 20 Humboldtians, he contributed much to this network”, Secretary General Enno Aufderheide said, expressing his thanks to Professor Markl. In his capacity as the president of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), Markl was also Vice President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. And as the president of the Max Planck Society, he was also a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“The German science community has lost one of its most far-sighted creative minds who made an infinite contribution to making German research so attractive today”, said Helmut Schwarz in his capacity as the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in tribute to Markl’s work.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 26,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 51 Nobel Laureates.

Contact

Teresa Havlicek
Press, Communications and Marketing
Phone: +49 228 833-423
Fax: +49 228 833-441
presse(at)avh.de

Georg Scholl
Head of
Press, Communications and Marketing
Phone: +49 228 833-258
Fax: +49 228 833-441
presse(at)avh.de