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Newsletter 1/2020

Dear readers,

Regardless of where we currently are in the world, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed life for all of us. During the last few weeks, we here at the Humboldt Foundation have been making every effort to provide our sponsorship recipients the best possible support in this exceptional situation. At the same time, we have also reorganised internally and are now largely working from home. As a result, we can continue to operate and be reached as usual.

Dealing with the coronavirus crisis is clearly our primary focus these days. At the same time, we are already addressing the question of what experiences, changes and learning effects will come out of this crisis. The Humboldt Foundation wants to send a signal in this situation: we are gathering video statements at #ResearchAcrossBorders which make the case for international research collaboration, scientific exchange, trust and open-mindedness. We are convinced that global problems can be solved only when we work together. In this crisis and in the future. Take part as well!  

We are already looking forward to the “time when we in the Humboldt Family will all be able to get together again”, as Secretary General Enno Aufderheide writes in a letter which you can find together with a wealth of important coronavirus-related information on our website.

As usual, you can also read in this newsletter about what the Humboldt Foundation has been doing in recent months.

We wish you interesting reading – and take good care of yourself!

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  • Philipp Schwartz Forum 2020 – “What’s next?”

    Some 170 participants − researchers sponsored by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative and representatives of host universities − gathered at the Philipp Schwartz Forum held in Berlin in March. more...

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    Scholars and scientists from a variety of countries and disciplines come together at Frontiers of Research Symposia. The aim: foster out-of-the-ordinary discussions and promote contacts. A recent evaluation shows that this concept is bearing fruit. more...

  • Changing views of the world – The Humboldt Foundation at the Salon Sophie Charlotte

    How does research change how we view of the world? This question was discussed by members of the Humboldt Network in Berlin with the audience at this year’s Salon Sophie Charlotte hosted by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. more...

  • 2019 Reimar Lüst Awards go to philosopher and legal scholar

    The Research award is jointly granted by the Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The philosopher Hannah Ginsborg and the legal scholar Toshiyuki Kono have been chosen to receive the 2019 Reimar Lüst Awards. more...

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