Postdoctoral Career Paths

1st Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities

November 15-17, 2007, Washington, D.C.

Recommendations and Expert Reports

Observations and Recommendations

Young scholars and scientists are driving forces behind innovative research around the world. Yet, academic careers are challenging and not always attractive. In November 2007, the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation met in Washington, D.C. to discuss current developments in international research careers and postdoctoral career planning. The Forum featured expert reports from the OECD and European Union, from the United States, Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, China, and India, and explored strategic issues relating to global academic markets and international mobility.

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Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities

International Advisory Board


Frank Albrecht
Senior Coordinator Strategic Planning
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn

Phone: +49 (228) 833 122
Email: frank.albrecht(at)

Dr. Martin Schaffartzik
Program Director Strategic Planning

Dr. Barbara Sheldon
Head of Division Strategic Planning