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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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