Newsletter 3/2014

Dear readers,

As the number of university rankings continues to grow, one thing is certain: They can only reflect what has been asked and analysed. In other words, everything we learn from rankings of universities and research institutions is limited to the area being spotlighted. The Humboldt Foundation also focuses on just one aspect in its rankings. However, this particular aspect says a lot about Germany as a location for conducting research.

The latest Humboldt Rankings show which universities researchers from abroad choose particularly often for their research stay in Germany. This information provides insights into how international the individual institutions are. As in the last rankings, major cities such as Berlin and Munich are to be found at the top of this year’s list. However, smaller cities are in the process of catching up.

We wish you an enjoyable read!

 

Humboldt Rankings: Where scientists from abroad want to conduct research

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    The German Chancellor Fellowship has now been expanded to five countries: The fellowship was launched in 1990, initially targeted outstanding individuals from the USA. The Russian Federation was added in 2002 and the People’s Republic of China joined the line-up in 2006. The programme was extended once more in 2013 when it invited applications from Brazil and India for the first time as well. more ...

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