Newsletter 5/2010

Dear readers,
Our fellowships and awards, such as the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award which was granted recently, bring outstanding researchers to Germany. At the Humboldt Foundation we are particularly concerned that they should feel welcome here, not least against the backdrop of this country’s ongoing debate on immigration and integration. The newly-selected Welcome Centres award winners are pointing in the right direction, helping foreign researchers and their families to find their way and feel at home. Read more about this in this newsletter.

    Cosmopolitanism rewarded: seven universities win the Welcome Centres Competition

    Award for support services for foreign researchers granted. more ...

  • 2010 Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards granted

    17 international junior researchers each receive 1.65 million EUR. more ...

  • Call for applications for 2011 Humboldt Alumni Award

    Until 30 November 2010, Humboldt Foundation alumni can apply for the 2011 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives. more ...

  • Three new Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

    Germany's highest valued international research award goes to three researchers from abroad. more ...

  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Humboldtian

    Humboldt Research Award Winner Ei-ichi Negishi receives the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. more ...

  • Wolfgang Frühwald receives the Federal Cross of Merit

    In September 2010, Wolfgang Frühwald, Honorary President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit at a ceremony in Munich. He received the honour in recognition of his years of service to science in Germany from the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer. more ...

  • The Big Adventure

    In the most recent Kosmos “Ready to Go - Doing Research in the Age of Academic Mobility,” researcher husband and wife Philip and Arachne van der Eijk write about frozen moving vans, wrestling with foreign languages and authorities, academic provincialism and the joys of being a citizen of the world. more ...