16.05.2017

Humboldt Professorships bring international research stars to Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships awarded by Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz.

Six top researchers from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Tuesday evening in Berlin. Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to ...  > more

08.05.2017

Invitation to the presentation of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships by Federal Minister Wanka in Berlin on 16 May

Six award winners from abroad will each receive up to €5 million and soon conduct research in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Heidelberg and Tübingen.

Germany’s most valuable research award, the 2017 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, will be awarded in Berlin on 16 May. With this award, the Humboldt Foundation singles out researchers from all disciplines who have worked abroad to date and are leaders in their fields. The award winners were ...  > more

26.04.2017

Humboldt Professorships bring international research stars to Germany

Germany’s most valuable research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, will be awarded in Berlin on 16 May. Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and Helmut Schwarz, the President of the Humboldt Foundation, will confer the awards.

27.10.2016

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Three researchers from abroad have been chosen to receive Germany’s top international research award in 2017 and move to North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony.

A cell biologist, a philosopher and a plant molecular biologist from the USA have been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research prize. These outcomes mean that six awards have been granted for 2017. The first selection round was held in April. The Alexander von Humboldt ...  > more

18.05.2016

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Three researchers from abroad have been chosen to receive Germany’s top international research award in 2017.

A bioprocess engineer from the USA, a structural biologist from China and a constitutional law expert from Canada have been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research prize. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship comes with up to €5 million in funding for each ...  > more

03.05.2016

Humboldt Professorships bring international research stars to Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships awarded by State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz.

Six top researchers (three women and three men) from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Tuesday evening in Berlin. State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut ...  > more

25.04.2016

Invitation to the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships award ceremony in Berlin on 3 May

Six award winners from abroad will each receive up to €5 million and soon conduct research in Bielefeld, Bonn, Halle/Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Munich and Münster.

Germany’s most valuable research award, the 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, will be awarded in Berlin on 3 May. With this award, the Humboldt Foundation singles out researchers from all disciplines who have worked abroad to date and are leaders in their fields. The three women and ...  > more

26.10.2015

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Six researchers from abroad are set to become the recipients of Germany’s most valuable international research award and move to Bielefeld, Bonn, Cologne, Heidelberg, Jena and Karlsruhe.

An Epidemiologist, a Philosopher and a Molecular biologist from the USA, a Mathematician from the United Kingdom, an Economist from Switzerland and a Physicist from France have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Germany’s most valuable international ...  > more

03.06.2015

Giuseppe Caire to receive the 2015 Vodafone Innovation Award

for his cutting-edge research on mobile data transmission.

With his ground-breaking research, Giuseppe Caire has established the foundation that enables the latest generation of antennas for smartphones and mobile telephone base stations to transmit data significantly faster and more efficiently, the jury noted in its statement.  > more

29.05.2015

Two Humboldtians to receive the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award

Emilio Lledó Íñigo, philosopher and early Humboldtian, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, molecular biologist and Humboldt Professor, have been chosen to receive one of Spain’s most prestigious awards.

The Spanish philosopher and Humboldtian Emilio Lledó Íñigo will receive the Princess of Asturias Award in the category Communication and Humanities. He is being honoured as a thinker with international renown and an exemplary career in the humanities, the jury stated in its announcement. Born in ...  > more

28.05.2015

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Four researchers ‒ three women and one man ‒ from abroad to receive Germany’s top international research award in 2016 and conduct research in Saarbrücken, Halle, Münster and Bonn in future.

A Computer scientist and an Ecologist from the USA, a Jewish Studies scholar from Israel and an Islamic scholar from Great Britain have been selected for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s most valuable international research prize which comes with up to five million euros in ...  > more

12.05.2015

Humboldt Professorships bring international research stars to Germany

Research Minister Wanka and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz confer Alexander von Humboldt Professorships.

Five top researchers (four women and one man) from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Tuesday evening in Berlin. Germany’s Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to ...  > more

05.05.2015

Invitation to the award ceremony for the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in Berlin on 12 May

Five award winners from abroad will each receive up to €5 million and soon conduct research in Berlin, Göttingen, Halle, Munich and Tübingen.

On 12 May, Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and Helmut Schwarz, the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will confer the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in Berlin. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s best-endowed research award. The ...  > more

20.04.2015

Social psychologist Jens Förster relinquishes Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

The social psychologist, Professor Dr Jens Förster, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, has relinquished his Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The deliberations scheduled to take place with the Foundation’s executive bodies on the decision to temporarily suspend sponsorship are, therefore, not being ...  > more

23.03.2015

Decision on the Humboldt Professorship for Jens Förster expected to be announced on 7 May 2015

At its next meeting in April 2015 the Selection Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will deliberate on the Humboldt Professorship for Professor Dr Jens Förster which it temporarily suspended last year. It will then issue a recommendation. Following this, the Foundation will present ...  > more

17.03.2015

Humboldt Professor Matthias Tschöp at Campus Talks

The Alexander von Humboldt Professor Matthias Tschöp will spend face-to-face time with the Campus Talks audience on 17 March. Researchers explain their work in a nutshell during the programme which is broadcast on ARD-alpha, the education channel of the ARD television company. Each visitor has 13 ...  > more

21.01.2015

Stuart Parkin gives inaugural lecture in Halle

On 22 January 2015 Stuart Parkin will be giving his inaugural lecture in Halle: Cognitive and Spintronic Technologies. In April 2014 he became a professor in the Institute of Physics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure ...  > more

20.01.2015

The 2015 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier

for her contribution in harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful technology for editing genomes.

The Louis-Jeantet Foundation grants the sum of CHF 700.000 for each of the two ...  > more

08.01.2015

The Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2015 goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The prize is valued at € 300,000 and will be presented in Hamburg on 8 May 2015. The Humboldt Professor is the co-discoverer of the gene editing technology “CRISPR-Cas9”, which makes it possible to modify genes of human cells in a targeted ...  > more

10.11.2014

Emmanuelle Charpentier is a recipient of one of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences

for harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is considered one of the most innovative ...  > more

23.10.2014

Coming to Germany with an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Top international researchers for Germany’s best-endowed research award / Wanka: “Award-winners reflect the diversity of research”

A museologist and a specialist in Ancient Near Eastern History from Great Britain and a mathematician from France have been selected for Germany’s best-endowed international research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Each award comes with up to five million euros in funding. The ...  > more

12.09.2014

Decision regarding the awarding of an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to Professor Dr Jens Förster will be taken in April 2015

The Selection Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation voted in April 2013 to award an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to the psychologist Professor Dr Jens Förster from the University of Amsterdam. Professor Förster was nominated by the Ruhr Universität Bochum and was supposed to ...  > more

25.06.2014

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award For Biomedical Research

The molecular biologist is honoured for the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is considered one of the most innovative ...  > more

28.05.2014

For the first time ever, all Humboldt Professorships go to women

The first award winners for 2015 announced: The Humboldt Professorship goes to women researchers from France and the USA.

Women are gaining ground when competing for Germany’s best-endowed research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Of the ten nominees taking part in the first selection round for the 2015 award winners, only women were chosen. The literary scholar Elisabeth Décultot from France, the ...  > more

08.05.2014

International research stars are coming to Germany

Research Minister Wanka and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz confer Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

Six researchers from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Thursday evening in Berlin. Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the president of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to Giuseppe Caire, Emmanuelle Charpentier, ...  > more

02.05.2014

Award ceremony for the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

Six award winners will each receive up to five million EUR and soon conduct research in Berlin, Halle, Hanover, Mainz, Osnabruck and Stuttgart.

On 8 May, Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and Helmut Schwarz, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will confer the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in Berlin. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s best-endowed research award. The ...  > more

30.04.2014

Statement regarding the charge of scientific misconduct on the part of Professor Dr Jens Förster

In a decision issued on 22 April 2014, the University of Amsterdam raised the charge of scientific misconduct against Professor Dr Jens Förster, after, to the Foundation’s knowledge, earlier proceedings regarding the same matter did not ascertain any misconduct. In keeping with its rules of good ...  > more

09.04.2014

Five million euros for foreign researchers: an offer you can’t refuse (almost)

Thanks to the Humboldt Professorship, Germany has been attracting international research stars since 2009. A review of the first years.

Endowed with up to five million euros, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is the most valuable research award in Germany. It enables Germany universities to recruit and retain top international talents from abroad on a longer-term basis. To date, 41 researchers have been advancing their ...  > more

09.04.2014

Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize

The Technology Academy Finland has honoured the physicist for his outstanding achievements in spintronics. The Millennium Technology Prize is considered to be the Nobel Prize of technological research.

Stuart Parkin has an international reputation as an outstanding, innovative solid state physicist ...  > more

01.04.2014

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives the Göran Gustafsson Prize

The molecular biologist has been granted Sweden’s most distinguished scientific award for her seminal research in molecular biology.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is considered one of the most innovative ...  > more

22.10.2013

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

Six researchers from abroad – two women and four men – receive Germany’s most valuable international research award

An environmental economist from Switzerland, a quantum physicist from Austria as well as three physicists and a mathematician from the USA have been chosen as the next Alexander von Humboldt Professors. Worth up to five million EUR each, the awards are granted by the Alexander von Humboldt ...  > more

08.05.2013

“Hamburg and Bonn are more enticing than Harvard or Cambridge”

Research and Technology Minister Wanka and the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, confer Humboldt Professorships in Berlin.

Seven leading scientists received Germany’s highest valued research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, on Wednesday evening in Berlin. Federal Research and Technology Minister Johanna Wanka and the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented the award during a ...  > more

18.04.2013

New Alexander von Humboldt professors selected

Germany’s highest valued international research award goes to four researchers from abroad.

A communications engineer from the USA, a microbiologist from Sweden, a psychologist from the Netherlands and a solid-state physicist from Japan have been selected as new Alexander von Humboldt Professors. The research award, worth up to five million EUR, is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt ...  > more