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Newsletter 1/2018

Dear readers,

Science must address societal challenges more than it has in the past according to the new President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape, who has chosen this to be a fundamental focus of his presidency. In January, he introduced himself and his objectives in Berlin. In late March he presented research awards in Bamberg to scientists and scholars from throughout the world for the first time.

British-German science relations – the central topic at conferences held in Oxford and Dorking – were also a special focal point for the Humboldt Foundation during the first quarter of 2018. You can learn more about these and other highlights from the Humboldt Network in this newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading about them!

“Science is an antidote to radical standpoints and isolationism”

Hans-Christian Pape, the new President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, campaigns for more civic engagement on the part of research. more...

  • 2018 Anneliese Maier Award Winners selected

    Eight top international humanities scholars and social scientists each receive €250,000 to collaborate with researchers in Germany. more...

  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative: programme to assist threatened researchers enters new round

    Up to 20 more threatened scientists and scholars will have the opportunity to conduct research at German universities and research institutions starting October 2018. more...

  • Splendid isolation, my foot!

    Following the Yes to Brexit scientists have been asking themselves what is going to happen to British-German research relations. A group of them recently looked for solutions for the future during the Humboldt Colloquium held in Oxford from 15 to 17 March. more...

  • German-British insights gained from looking beyond one's field

    How can mathematics help to predict climate change? Or how can antibiotic resistance be prevented? These and other questions were the focus of discussions by researchers at the British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium. more...

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award – new call for applications

    Valuable initial capital and top conditions for young foreign researchers in all disciplines. Applications being accepted until the end of July. more...

  • New application round for a German Chancellor Fellowship now open

    Young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA have until 15 September to compete for a one-year fellowship in Germany with a project of their own. more...

  • Research Awards conferred in Bamberg

    Forty-five researchers from throughout the world were recently honoured for their outstanding achievements at a symposium for research award winners of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. more...

  • Change of leadership at the German Association of Humboldtians

    The German Association of Humboldtians (DGH), an association of persons who have been sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, has made changes in its personnel line-up. more...