Newsletter 2/2010

Dear readers,
All over the world more than 24,000 Humboldtians, together with their research partners in Germany, form a research network which is tailor-made for cross-border collaboration. Every year, the Humboldt Alumni Award recognises initiatives that demonstrate the innovative potential of the Humboldt Network, a network that is now being shaped by another new group: the Foundation’s Ambassador Scientists in Germany. Networking is also what the "Alumniportal Deutschland" is all about, and the Foundation is one of the collaborative partners. You can read more about this and other current sponsorship opportunities in this newsletter.

    2010 Humboldt Alumni Award granted

    The ideas for networking initiatives recognised by this year’s Humboldt Alumni Award come from Japan, Italy and Chile. more ...

  • Humboldt Ambassador Scientists now also in Germany

    The Humboldt Foundation is extending its foreign network of active Ambassador Scientists to include Germany, too. more ...

  • Bessel Award nominations now possible up to 18 years after doctorate

    Academics from abroad may be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, provided that they are internationally recognised in their field and have received their doctoral degree within the last 18 years. more ...

  • Reimar Lüst Award announced

    Outstanding individuals from the fields of research and science management are honoured for their services to promoting cultural and academic relations between Germany and their own countries. The closing date for nominations is 15 May 2010. more ...

  • Foundation partners the Alumniportal Deutschland

    The Humboldt Foundation supports electronic networking amongst its alumni and is adding its weight to the Alumniportal Deutschland as a collaborative partner. more ...

  • Humboldtians in Focus: Chemistry Is Our Life

    The main lecture hall at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is bubbling with excitement. Students are thronging in the corridors and stairways, trying to bag one of the much sought-after seats in the hall. The chant "RUDI, RUDI, RUDI" echoes through the hall. The Magic Show's audience want to see the star – and there are still 90 minutes to go before it starts. more ...