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Newsletter 2/2018

Dear readers,

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship has been bringing outstanding international researchers to Germany for ten years now. And we have been celebrating this special event in recent months under the motto "Coming to change"! ‒ not only at the award ceremony for the 2018 Humboldt Professorships but also in the current issue of our magazine Humboldt Kosmos and with a film that marks this milestone by showing how the research conducted by Humboldt Professors is changing our day-to-day lives.

Just how important it is to communicate the benefits of science to as many people as possible was also stressed by Germany's President Steinmeier at our Annual Meeting in Berlin. Members of the Foundation's International Advisory Board are also calling for more dialogue between the research community and society: "Gone are the days when scientists could afford to communicate only with one another", they note.

You can learn about all this and more in this newsletter. We wish you an enjoyable read!

  • These scientists come to make a change

    Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and the President of the Humboldt Foundation Hans-Christian Pape confer the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in the anniversary year 2018. more...

  • New Alexander von Humboldt Professors chosen

    Five researchers from abroad selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research award in 2019. more...

  • Federal President Steinmeier: "Promote the universe of knowledge!"

    Speaking at the Annual Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Frank-Walter Steinmeier stresses the importance of interaction between science, politics and society. more...

  • 2018 Humboldt Alumni Awards presented to winners – new call for applications open

    This year's awards for the best network initiatives by Humboldtians went to Chile, Ethiopia, Indonesia and the USA. Applications for the 2019 Humboldt Alumni Awards can be submitted until 30 November 2018. more...

  • The role of communication in science

    More communication in science is being called for by Humboldtians Katharina Boele-Woelki, Joseph S. Francisco, Ulrike Hahn and Joachim Herz, in their capacity as members of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's International Advisory Board. more...

  • Board of Trustees pays tribute to Honorary President Helmut Schwarz

    For ten years Helmut Schwarz shaped the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as its President. A bust in his honour was now presented in Bonn. more...

  • Ten years of Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposia

    Indian and German researchers discuss the latest technologies and their applications at the 10th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Potsdam. more...