Newsletter 4/2013

Dear readers,

The Humboldt Foundation has been eagerly awaiting the results of its evaluation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. And now it is official: The central body that advises the Federal and Länder Governments on the development of science and research has officially declared that the Foundation makes an indispensable contribution to the internationalisation of the German science system.

The 50th Humboldtian to receive a Nobel Prize recently is another cause for celebration. Both announcements are extremely encouraging and make us feel we are on the right track.
 

Council of Science and Humanities: Humboldt Foundation is indispensable and its importance will continue to grow

German Council of Science and Humanities evaluates Humboldt Foundation with positive results. more ...

  • Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Humboldtian

    Humboldt Research Award winner James Rothman is a long-standing member of the Humboldt Foundation’s network. more ...

  • New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

    Six researchers from abroad – two women and four men – receive Germany’s most valuable international research award. more ...

  • Max Planck Research Award – call for nominations

    The 2014 Max Planck Research Award is being announced in the natural and engineering sciences for Quantum Nano Science. The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2014. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation increases its engagement in selected countries

    In the coming years the Humboldt Foundation wants to extend its network in Turkey, Korea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Colombia. more ...

  • Humboldt Colloquium in Sydney

    At the Humboldt Colloquium in Sydney, some 100 Humboldt alumni and other researchers from Australia and New Zealand discussed the current course research is taking Down Under. more ...

  • Top meeting of quantum researchers at 3rd Bonn Humboldt Award Winners’ Forum

    More than 150 international quantum researchers accepted the Foundation’s invitation to the 3rd Bonn Humboldt Award Winners’ Forum from 9 to 12 October in Bonn to discuss current issues in their discipline. The title of the conference: “Frontiers in Quantum Optics: Taming the World of Atoms and Photons – 100 Years after Niels Bohr.”  more ...

  • Memorandum of Understanding with TWAS - The World Academy of Sciences

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have agreed to work together more closely. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently. more ...