Newsletter 4/2015

Dear Readers,

More than 26,000 Humboldtians - including 52 Nobel laureates - in more than 140 countries around the world! We as a foundation use this information to promote our brand, the Humboldt Network. But how valuable, how active, how useful is this network for its members? We wanted to know and consequently asked these questions in a large-scale study. The findings are presented in this Newsletter.

We wish you an enjoyable read!

Study: What value is attached to the Humboldt Network?

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation recently examined its network in an extensive study. Approximately 7,000 Humboldtians answered the Foundation’s questions online or in personal interviews. more...

  • Call for nominations for 2016 Max Planck Research Award

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society have issued a call for nominations for their joint research award for the year 2016. The deadline for nominations is 15 January 2016. more...

  • Researchers as ambassadors

    Conference hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation prepares international visiting researchers at German universities and research institutions for their role as "research diplomats". more...

  • New research chair in South Africa announced

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has issued an international call for applications for a research chair for mathematics with specialisation in data science in South Africa. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016. more...

  • “Willing To Do Anything for an Article in Science”

    Enormous departments and steep hierarchies are some of the fundamental problems that make the research community susceptible to fraud, according to the biochemist and research manager Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker who recently spoke with Humboldt Kosmos about responsibility and temptation. more...

  • Call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    For what is now the seventh time, the Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships to promote prospective leaders from transition and developing countries. Applications may be submitted from now until 1 March 2016. more...

  • Germany takes leading role in research alumni work

    A new publication from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation shows how research alumni work functions. more...