Newsletter 2/2012

Dear readers,
Nowadays, you can pave the road with rankings, but in most of them one important indicator for internationality, the figures for foreign guest researchers, hardly features at all. The new Humboldt Rankings help to close this gap and reveal which universities and research institutions are particularly popular with the Foundation’s fellows and award winners.

Big cities like Berlin and Munich head the field, but some of the smaller towns also do well and come up with a few surprises. Happy reading!

    Humboldt Rankings reveal Germany’s prime locations for researchers from abroad

    The Humboldt Rankings, published on 20 April, reveal which German universities and research institutions are particularly popular with researchers from abroad. more ...

  • New award for researchers from developing countries

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a new award to honour researchers from developing and transition countries: the Georg Forster Research Award. Valued at 60,000 EUR, it will be granted this year to four leading researchers who will be invited to conduct a development-related research project together with specialist colleagues in Germany. The closing date for nominations is 15 May 2012. more ...

  • Five new Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

    On 13 April, two philosophers, a physicist, a medical scientist and a classicist were chosen as the recipients of Germany’s most valuable international research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. more ...

  • South Africa: academia promotes the transformation process

    Federal Minister, Annette Schaven, and Humboldt President, Helmut Schwarz, meet alumni in Cape Town. more ...

  • Indian researchers strengthen their German network

    Some 60 Indian research alumni worked towards strengthening their networking contacts at a three-day conference run by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Gurgaon, New Delhi. more ...

  • Ideas competition for cooperation with international alumni – second round launched

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is once again inviting universities and universities of technology in Germany to submit convincing concepts for active, sustainable cooperation with their alumni in the context of its “Research alumni of universities in Germany” ideas competition. The closing date for applications is 12 July 2012. more ...

  • Major Taiwanese research award goes to German researchers

    In the context of cooperation between the Humboldt Foundation and the Taiwanese National Science Council three Germans have been honoured with Taiwan’s leading award for foreign researchers. more ...