Newsletter 6/2010

Dear readers,
At the climate summit in Cancún, which finished just a few days ago, the international community decided on further steps to fight global warming and its consequences. Many people see the summit as something of a success even if it did not go far enough for them. The climate debate illustrates how scientific arguments can determine or at least drive political action. And this was precisely one of the goals formulated again and again at the many meetings of the Humboldt Network in the past year. To launch and mount initiatives is certainly one of the items that belong on the list of New Year’s resolutions – both for researchers and politicians. We wish you all a very happy and successful 2011 and hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.

    New collaborative award promotes the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany

    The Foundation’s new Anneliese Maier Research Award will be granted annually to a maximum of five outstanding foreign scholars of the humanities and social sciences. The first closing date for nominations is 31 May 2011. more ...

  • Science as diplomacy of trust

    The 4th Forum on the Internationalisation of Sciences and Humanities was held in Berlin at the invitation of the Humboldt Foundation’s International Advisory Board. more ...

  • Meeting of Humboldtians in Hanoi and Kathmandu

    In November, two Humboldt Foundation interdisciplinary conferences took place in Vietnam and Nepal, each attended by some 100 researchers. more ...

  • First Frontiers of Research Symposium in Brazil

    The first interdisciplinary “Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2010” brought together young engineers and natural scientists in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. more ...

  • New opportunities in the Georg Forster Programme

    The Georg Forster Research Fellowship Programme has been opened up to additional emerging countries in Europe. more ...

  • Marketing cutting-edge research made in Germany

    The Foundation is joining forces with three major research and research funding organisations to increase the international visibility of cutting-edge research in Germany. more ...

  • The art was still to be able to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning

    Chemist Joachim Sauer on the achievements and injustices of reunification and on research careers between conformism and creative resistance. An article on the theme of 20 years of German unity from the latest Humboldt Kosmos which will be appearing shortly. more ...

  • Humboldtian receives Kyoto Prize for Basic Sciences

    Hungarian mathematician László Lovász awarded this year’s Kyoto Prize for Basic Sciences. more ...