Newsletter 5/2015

Dear Readers,

In recent months more people – including scholars and scientists – have been fleeing war and persecution and seeking refuge in Europe than we have seen in many years. The Humboldt Foundation has launched the Philipp Schwartz Initiative to support these individuals. This initiative aims to put German universities and research institutions in a position to take in threatened foreign researchers for a period of two years. You can read more about this in this last issue of our newsletter for the year.

We wish you a peaceful and happy New Year!

Funding programme for persecuted researchers launched 

With funding to start in summer 2016, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative will allow up to 20 scientists and scholars who are under threat from political persecution to continue their research at German universities and research institutions. more...

  • South Korea: an academic nation in the overtaking lane

    Within a few decades South Korea has transformed itself from a war-torn agricultural country into one of the world’s most innovative academic locations – and continues to gain ground, as the Humboldt Colloquium in Seoul demonstrated in November 2015. more...

  • German-Israeli specialist conference in Jerusalem

    A Humboldt Kolleg held in Israel in October offered leading German and Israeli researchers in the humanities and social sciences a platform for sharing knowledge and ideas. The first Humboldt Research Fellow from Israel was also honoured at the event which was held as part of the activities to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. more...

  • New award for initiatives to network female scientists and scholars

    The Humboldt Foundation is expanding its Alumni Award and will single out initiatives in future that specifically promote the careers of female scientists and scholars. Applications are being accepted until 31 January 2016. more...

  • Foundations and intermediary organisations introduce themselves in North Korea

    Political foundations, aid organisations and intermediary organisations, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, engage in dialogue at a meeting in North Korea. more...

  • German-Turkish conference on climate change

    Scientists from Germany and Turkey attending the Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium in Istanbul discussed the effects of climate change on people and the environment. more...

  • Call for innovative selection methods

    The future of the identifying the best is discussed in Berlin at the Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities. more...

  • German-Israeli symposium on urban diversity

    In the 50th anniversary year of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, young researchers in the humanities from both countries came together as part of a binational cooperation programme to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by urban diversity. more...