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Newsletter 5/2016

Dear readers,

Since the summer of this year, the Humboldt Foundation’s first Philipp Schwartz Fellows have been working in Germany. They have fled from war, destruction and political persecution and found safe haven with German colleagues. Solidarity amongst researchers and the engagement of German universities and research institutions for researchers under threat are a ray of hope in the midst of great trouble – especially as it has been possible to secure a second round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative.

The fact that most of the threatened researchers now come from Turkey rather than Syria shows how serious the situation there really is. Many academics who go out on a limb or incur suspicion are forced to leave the country and need help.

But many Turkish scientists and scholars who remain in the country need help, too. Just how important it is to nurture the opportunities to maintain contacts in the international research landscape was demonstrated by the German-Turkish Frontiers of Research Symposium in Bochum.  

You can discover more about all of this in our newsletter. Season’s greetings and every good wish for a peaceful New Year 2017!

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