Newsletter 2/2011

Dear readers,
Just as elsewhere, the catastrophe in Japan is one of the dominant themes at the Humboldt Foundation, too. We are in contact with our network in Japan and hope that all our roughly 2,000 alumni and their families are well and that the situation will soon stabilise. We have been discussing how we can best help our Japanese Humboldtians and how we can support reconstruction. A number of measures have been agreed, such as providing return options for German fellows currently in Japan and extending invitations to Japanese Humboldtians to come to Germany while working conditions are difficult at home. Read more about it in this newsletter.

    Aid for Japan

    The Foundation would like to encourage Humboldtians in Japan to make full use of its alumni programmes. more ...

  • Thomas Hesse new Deputy Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation

    In February 2011, the Board of Trustees decided to appoint Thomas Hesse to the position of Deputy Secretary General. more ...

  • Career opportunity for top junior researchers – new announcement of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

    For the sixth time, the Humboldt Foundation is announcing the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for outstanding junior researchers of all disciplines. Applications may be submitted until 1 September 2011. more ...

  • Intelligent systems for tomorrow’s world

    Sebastian Thrun from Stanford University and Bernhard Schölkopf from the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart have been awarded the 2011 Max Planck Research Award, which is endowed with 750,000 EUR for each award winner. more ...

  • 2011 Humboldt Alumni Award granted

    The creative networking ideas recognised by the 2011 Humboldt Alumni Awards come from Japan, Russia and the USA. more ...

  • New internet portal presents excellent female researchers

    The new internet portal AcademiaNet makes it easy to find top female researchers. 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 2011. more ...