Newsletter 2/2016

Dear Reader,

What comes after the Excellence Initiative and who will win the contest for prestige and funding in coming years? This question has dominated reporting and discussions on science policy in Germany for months now. However, science means not only competition but also solidarity: thirty-eight universities and research institutions have applied to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take in researchers at risk ‒ scientists who are threatened by war and persecution in their home countries. Twenty-three researchers now have the opportunity to work at a German university as a Philipp Schwartz Fellow. You can read more about the Foundation’s initiative and these universities’ commitment in this issue of our Newsletter.

Philipp Schwartz Initiative: 18 universities singled out for their support for threatened researchers

The Humboldt Foundation selects concepts and grants funding for fellowships for persecuted researchers. more...

  • New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

    A bioprocess engineer from the USA, a structural biologist from China and a constitutional law expert from Canada have been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research prize. more...

  • Humboldt Foundation strengthens university education and research in mathematics in Africa

    Research chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Ghana filled – Current round of applications for AIMS Cameroon ends on 1 August 2016. more...

  • Initiative for International Research Marketing to be continued

    German universities and research institutions have until 26 August 2016 to submit their strategy concepts. more...

  • Active Humboldt Network in Canada

    The Humboldt Foundation renews its cooperation agreement with the University of Alberta. more...

  • German Chancellor Fellowship Programme in China launched 10 years ago 

    Alumni meeting of German Chancellor Fellows in China marks the programme’s 10th anniversary. more...

  • Institutional partnerships now also possible for alumni in Greece, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus

    Alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from Greece, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus can now apply for funding for long-term collaborative research with German colleagues. more...