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Newsletter 5/2017

Dear readers,

A year full of debate on truth or fake news, on real or alternative facts, is coming to an end. And with it, a year which has constantly reminded us how essential science is.

With its network of more than 28,000 researchers around the world, the Humboldt Foundation will continue to strive to plumb the depths of the world’s truths and find solutions for the problems confronting society in future, too.

In the coming year, however, the Humboldt Foundation has to say goodbye to one person whose enormous commitment to the freedom of science and the importance of top-level research has made an indelible mark on this network: After ten successful years, the eminent international molecular chemist Helmut Schwarz is retiring as President of the Humboldt Foundation.

Read all about this and more in our Newsletter. We wish you all a peaceful and happy New Year!

A stroke of luck for the foundation

At the end of 2017, after ten years and two periods in office, Helmut Schwarz is retiring as the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. An appreciation of the Schwarz-era by Enno Aufderheide, the Foundation’s Secretary General. more...

  • New Alexander von Humboldt Professors chosen

    Five researchers from the USA, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia have been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research award in 2018. more...

  • Bengaluru lives

    At the Humboldt Colloquium in the Indian city of Bengaluru researchers from India and Germany discussed academic exchange between the two countries. more...

  • Humboldt Foundation honoured in Bulgaria

    The President of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences each conferred a special award on the Humboldt Foundation on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the "Humboldt Union in Bulgaria" alumni association. more...

  • Kolleg on German-New Zealand science relations

    Humboldtians from New Zealand and Australia discussed global science issues in Wellington, New Zealand. more...

  • New research chair appointed in Africa  

    Marc Sedjro from Togo will take up work as the new German Research Chair for Applied Mathematics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Tanzania in January 2018. more...

  • Collaboration with Brazilian research funding organisation extended

    The Humboldt Foundation has worked with the Brazilian research funding organisation Capes since 2012. It plans to continue this collaboration and has now extended its agreement with Capes a second time. more...

  • International Climate Protection Fellows at UN Climate Conference

    In November, the Humboldt Foundation together with the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Philippines' Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) co-organised an event on the side-lines of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn. At this event, International Climate Protection Fellows Denise Matias and Tadesse Tujuba Kenea, along with others, discussed the role of science, the political sector and civil society in dealing with the challenges of climatic events that are slowly emerging.
    For more information, please see the ICSC blog
    International Climate Protection Fellows on Twitter