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Newsletter 4/2017

Dear readers,

How can we meet the challenges of the future? Provide healthy food for the people of the world and ensure a reliable supply of energy? Time and again, researchers from the Humboldt Network offer innovative ideas and approaches to solving these problems. And there are even more reasons to be positive about the future: the Humboldt Foundation’s new president will be taking up his duties in January. You can learn more about him in this newsletter. Moreover, six outstanding international researchers are set to receive the 2017 Sofia Kovalevskaja Award in November.

We hope you enjoy reading about this and other news from the Humboldt Network!

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    Berlin, Munich, Bonn and Göttingen at the top of the list. In order to determine the Humboldt Rankings, the number of research stays by top international researchers and junior researchers are counted. more...

  • The future on our plates – tomorrow's food and how we'll eat it

    In its latest issue the Humboldt Kosmos magazine focuses on the subject of nutrition and explores current challenges, visions and ideas for solutions. more...

  • 2017 Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards granted

    Six internationally renowned researchers to receive up to €1.65 million each and develop their own research group in Garching, Göttingen, Leipzig, Munich and Tübingen. more...

  • From election campaign to the Wadden Sea: more than 200 Humboldtians take trip through Germany

    Apart from the annual meeting, what Humboldtians particularly remember is the study tour: they spend nearly two weeks travelling through Germany in order to become better acquainted with their temporary home. more...

  • The search for the energy of the future

    Chemists at the Bonn Humboldt Award Winners' Forum discussed current research on the generation and storage of energy from renewable sources. more...

  • New call for applications for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    Prospective leaders from transition and developing countries can now apply to the International Climate Protection Fellowship programme. Applications may be submitted until 1 March 2018. more...

  • Awards for researchers from developing and transition countries

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants this year's Georg Forster Research Awards, each valued at €60,000. more...

  • First Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

    Predicting the severity of depression or dementia using audio and video recordings of patients, or using sprayable batteries from an aerosol can to store solar energy. These and many other topics were discussed at the trilateral meeting. more...

  • Collaboration with Fritz Thyssen Foundation extended until 2020

    The historian Mary Lindemann and the sociologist Sheila Jasanoff have been chosen to receive the 2017 Reimar Lüst Awards. more...

  • Mourning for Dietrich Papenfuß

    The long-standing department head and Deputy Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation passed away on 31 August. more...