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The Humboldt-Code

07/01/2019

The Humboldt-Code

He was an obsessive networker, a daredevil and a marketing genius. The reports on his travels and adventures earned him star status. Today, on the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Prussian scholar is still revered. On the secret of an eternal...  >>


Quiz: Alexander von Humboldt

07/01/2019

Quiz: Alexander von Humboldt

What do you know about the man who was born in Berlin and explored the world in the name of science? Do you know an animal species that is named after him? Test your knowledge now with our mini-quiz! >>


What Humboldt means to us

06/26/2019

What Humboldt means to us

What do scientists and scholars associate with Humboldt today? Fascinating replies from five researchers who are strongly involved in exchange between Germany and Latin America. >>


06/11/2019

Apply now: “Freigeist” fellowships by the Volkswagen Foundation

The “Freigeist” scheme is deliberately left open to all disciplines and topics. The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. >>


05/07/2019

Apply now: Georg Forster Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

In providing Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany.  >>


Germany-Alumna researches political participation of women in Kenya

04/24/2019

Germany-Alumna researches political participation of women in Kenya

The new constitution has raised many hopes in Kenya. Whether she also uses the political participation of women, explores Shillah Memusi at the Graduate School BIGSAS in Bayreuth. >>


05/29/2019

Apply now: The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your...  >>


03/19/2019

Apply now: Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Have you successfully completed your PhD? Are you a postdoctoral researcher, assistant professor or the leader of a young research group? Then apply to the Daimler and Benz Foundation for a postdoctoral scholarship. >>


03/19/2019

Apply now: Doctoral scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Are you a young researcher working on your PhD? Have you achieved above-average results in your academic career to date? Can you provide evidence of your social commitment? Then apply for a doctoral scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung...  >>


03/15/2019

Freedom is our system. Together for science

"Arts and sciences, research and teaching shall be free. ," says Article 5 of the German Basic Law, which came into force 70 years ago. German science takes the anniversary as an opportunity to debate the opportunities, responsibilities and threats...  >>


No peace without women

03/01/2019

No peace without women

The peace researcher Simone Wisotzki explains why equal rights make the world safer. >>


02/05/2019

Reading Matter? 100 German Must-Reads!

DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 and translated into English is the first of its kind. >>


“Feminism lives on”

01/23/2019

“Feminism lives on”

Younger people have a need for real equality in everyday life. Sociologist Marianne Schmidbaur explains how this is changing attitudes towards feminism and how gender equality in Germany looks like. >>


Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

01/22/2019

Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

At the age of 25, Indian Arnab Mandal presented his ideas for a “green economy” to the US Congress in Washington, DC. That same year, a DAAD programme brought him to FU Berlin to research sustainable development strategies – a subject that remains...  >>


A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

01/09/2019

A German tip for your New Year's resolutions

Starting off the year with ambitious plans to become a better person is a widespread Western tradition. What are the most popular resolutions in Germany? And here's how the German language can help you deal with yours. >>


Climate change pun “Heisszeit” is German Word of the Year 2018

01/08/2019

Climate change pun “Heisszeit” is German Word of the Year 2018

Germany's summer was extremely hot in 2018, but the term “Heisszeit,” or warm age, also reflects climate change as a whole. “Funklochrepublik” and “Ankerzentren” were other favorites this year. >>


12/24/2018

Apply now: Scholarships for doctoral students from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Candidates are international students from all subjects (except the medical disciplines) who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a German higher-education institution. >>


The long road to inclusion

12/11/2018

The long road to inclusion

Intuition for pressure points: How the blind physiotherapist and ifa CrossCuture fellow Yassine Rihani promotes human rights in Tunisia. Intuition plays an important role in the life of the 34-year-old human rights activist who lost his eyesight in...  >>


Our Advent calendar 2018

12/01/2018

Our Advent calendar 2018

In order to shorten the waiting for Christmas especially for the children, there is a nice tradition: the Advent calendar with 24 doors full of surprises. In our Advent calendar quiz you can open a new door every day and answer a question about...  >>


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Alumni Sustainability Talk in Mexico

07/13/2018

Alumni Sustainability Talk in Mexico

Please note: this report is only available in German.To the German version. >>


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