Newsletter 3/2012

Dear readers,
within the Humboldt family we do not only witness academic achievements but also friendship, understanding and bonds between the family members that go well beyond successful academic collaboration. This was something that impressed Federal President, Joachim Gauck, during the reception he held for more than 600 Humboldtians at Bellevue Palace during the Foundation's Annual Meeting on 19 June. Foreign researchers and their families should feel welcome in Germany, the Federal President emphasised, addressing 1300 guests.

We are delighted to watch the Humboldt family continue to grow: in May, once again, top academics from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships. But one of our major endeavours is still to recruit even more excellent women researchers for our network. Read about our equal opportunities strategy and our other news in this newsletter.

Happy reading!

    “Research luminaries for Germany” – Alexander von Humboldt Professorships awarded

    On 15 May, Federal Research Minister Schavan and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz bestowed Alexander von Humboldt Professorships on six top researchers from abroad at a ceremony in Berlin. They were selected by the Humboldt Foundation last year and will take up their research positions at universities in Dresden, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Munich (TU), Münster and Tübingen. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation seeks to recruit more women researchers for its network

    In the worldwide contest for the best, most talented minds the Humboldt Foundation wants to introduce a new equal opportunities strategy to promote significantly more women researchers and recruit them for the Humboldt Network. more ...

  • Annual Meeting: Federal President Gauck thanks Humboldtians for their trust

    At the start of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Annual Meeting in Berlin on 19 June, Federal President Joachim Gauck held a reception for the Humboldt Foundation in the grounds of Bellevue Palace. Researchers from abroad and their families should be made to feel welcome in Germany, the Federal President emphasised, addressing more than 600 researchers currently working in Germany as Humboldt Fellows. more...

  • Humboldt Alumni Award: 2012 award ceremony and call for applications for 2013

    At a ceremony during the Annual Meeting in Berlin on 20 June, the Humboldt Alumni Award was conferred for the fourth time. The award recognises initiatives generated within the network to consolidate academic and cultural ties between Germany and the award winners’ own countries and promote the alumni network in these countries. The next round is already open: until 15 October, the Foundation’s alumni are invited to apply for the 2013 Humboldt Alumni Award. more...

  • Call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    The International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme for prospective leaders from transition and developing countries is entering its fourth round. Candidates are invited to start submitting applications immediately. The closing date is 1 December 2012. more...

  • More opportunities for Humboldt award winners at Technische Universität München

    The Humboldt Foundation’s award winners conducting research at Technische Universität München (TUM) will now be able to examine their doctoral candidates. more...