Newsletter 4/2016

Dear Reader,

Here, 20 young scientists ‒ there, three established top-class researchers. Here, scholars who are fascinated by dramas or deities ‒ there, research managers who look after the university landscape on a practical level. And between them, a cosmopolitan mathematician who makes the move to South Africa, and the Humboldt Foundation’s oldest Israeli Fellow.

Disparate? Maybe. Diverse? No doubt about it! And all of them are people you will meet in this newsletter. Their diversity shows: irrespective of discipline, age or nationality, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation continues to foster an international network of scientists and scholars ‒ and seeks answers to the pressing issues they are currently working on.

This is why we are also expanding our work to help scientists and scholars at risk. How? You will find the answer to this question as well in this issue. We hope you enjoy reading it.

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Three researchers from abroad have been chosen to receive Germany’s top international research award in 2017 and move to North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony. more...

  • German Universities unite to provide more support for threatened researchers

    German Section of the Scholars at Risk Network founded – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation hosts secretariat. more...

  • Bridges to the future

    Israeli and German researchers discussed the two countries’ scientific relations at the Humboldt Colloquium in Tel Aviv. more...

  • New call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    For what is now the eighth time, prospective leaders from transition and developing countries can apply to the International Climate Protection Fellowship programme. Applications may be submitted from now until 1 March 2017. more...

  • Outstanding minds for German universities: Anneliese Maier Research Awards presented

    Top researchers from the humanities and social sciences to receive €250,000 each to fund international collaboration. more...

  • Annual GAIN conference in Washington: Is Germany finally attractive for young researchers in North America?

    Losing German postdocs to North America on a long-term basis has been a many concern for the German science system for years now. A major question examined during the 16th annual conference of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) was how to lure young researchers back to Germany. more...

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

    Research chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in South Africa filled.  Current call for applications for AIMS Tanzania ends on 1 February 2017. more...

  • Humboldt Network marks 25th anniversary in Spain

    Spanish Humboldt Alumni Association celebrates anniversary at Humboldt Kolleg. more...