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Network conference of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Freiburg from October 5-6, 2016

FRIAS welcomes the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation for its network conference from October 5-7, 2016 at the University of Freiburg.

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation is the decisive German organization for international scientific exchange: with its fellowship programmes and research awards it enables excellent junior and senior researchers from all over the world to conduct their research at a German university or research institute and, vice versa, supports research stays abroad for German scientists. The Alexander von Humboldt-Fellowships and –awards belong to the most prestigious prizes within the German scientific community. The network conference enables the Humboldtians to get to know each other and to visit another German university next to their current research location.

FRIAS has a long standing partnership with the Humboldt Foundation. Several of this years' FRIAS Fellows are Alexander von Humboldt-Fellows and Humboldt award winners: Prof. Dr. Francisco Arenas-Dolz, Philosophy, External Senior Fellow 2015-17; Dr. Marco Caracciolo, Comparative Literature, Junior Fellow 2015-17 and current ERC Starting Grant winner; Prof. Dr. Anne Harrington, History of Science and Medicine, External Senior Fellow 2016; Prof. Dr. Caprice Knapp, Health Policy and -administration, External Senior Fellow 2016; Dr. Ian Riddlestone, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Junior Fellow 2016-18; Prof. Dr. Kate Rigby, Literary Studies, External Senior Fellow 2015-16; and Prof. Dr. Yoshitaka Tanimura, Physics, External Senior Fellow 2014. Prof. Dr. Diego Vázquez, Biology, External Senior Fellow 2016-17, has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation.

Furthermore, Alexander von Humboldt fellowship recipients hosted by the University of Freiburg regularly participate in events and activities of the FRIAS Fellows community. In line with Alexander von Humboldt, who followed his scientific curiosity and travelled the world, FRIAS thus offers a place of lively encounter for researchers from all over the world.