Newsletter 1/2012

Dear readers,
Humboldt fellowships pay dividends, to the fellow, certainly, but to the host in Germany, too. This is the message contained in the latest evaluation of the Foundation which is based on some 17,000 fellowships. After their research stay in Germany, the majority of Humboldtians progress to leading positions in academia and maintain long-term contact with the German scientific community. Read more about this and other positive results of the evaluation in this edition of our newsletter.

    Research experience in Germany facilitates international careers

    The Humboldt Foundation has evaluated its fellowship programme and examined how Humboltians benefit from their research stay. more ...

  • Special initiative for Egypt and Tunisia launched

    Call for applications for research fellowships from special funding open until 15 March. more ...

  • New head of the Selection Department

    At the end of 2011, Andrea Binder became head of the Selection Department. She succeeds Thomas Hesse who has assumed office as the Humboldt Foundation’s Deputy General Secretary. more ...

  • Federal Cross of Merit for Helmut Schwarz

    Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, was awarded the Cross of Merit, First Class, of the Federal Republic of Germany on 9 February. more ...

  • Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation and the Royal Society get together

    Where do researchers have more scope? At the meeting in London opinions on German and British science culture differed. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation drives cooperation with Brazil

    A new representation in São Paulo and a new joint programme facilitate promotion of the Humboldt Network of Excellence in Brazil. more ...

  • Waiting for a New Heart

    Psychologist Gerdi Weidner examines how heart transplants can become unnecessary. An article from the latest Humboldt Kosmos. more ...