Newsletter 5/2011

Dear readers,
The Humboldt Foundation’s network has gained three new Nobel Laureates. All three of the researchers awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine a few days ago are Humboldtians. The Nobel Committee’s decision is both an endorsement and a great incentive to continue selecting and recruiting the best minds and most talented individuals for the Foundation’s network. You’ll find this and other interesting news in this newsletter. Happy reading!

    Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to three Humboldtians

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is delighted that Bruce Beutler from the United States, Jules Hoffman from Luxembourg and Canadian Ralph Steinman have won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Ralph Steinman, who died in New York on 30 September 2011, shortly before the announcement, will receive the prize posthumously. more ...

  • Year of Germany in India

    The Humboldt Foundation is participating in the “Year of Germany in India” launched by the Federal Foreign Office to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Germany. more ...

  • Winners of the ideas competition “Research alumni of universities in Germany”

    Aachen, Bayreuth and Heidelberg impress with innovative concepts. more ...

  • Solutions for an ageing society

    Japanese and German researchers discuss the consequences of demographic change in Kyoto. more ...

  • Learning Brings Happiness

    Are happy people healthier, more successful, do they even live longer than those who are unhappy? In the new Humboldt Kosmos psychiatrist Manfred Spitzer examines happiness scientifically and undermines the assertion that school marks the beginning of the “serious side of life”. more ...