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

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