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