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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s New Internet Presence
In June 2008, the Humboldt Foundation’s new website went online. Boasting a new design and improved navigation it provides yet more information and services than the Foundation’s previous Internet presence.
Apart from the usual comprehensive package of information and service offers for postdoctoral researchers interested in one of the Humboldt Foundation’s fellowships or awards, the new website has exclusive opportunities for existing fellows and award winners. Humboldtians can access a password-protected area, where they can apply for their preferred sponsorship simply and comfortably or update their personal details, special research areas and publication lists. In addition, registered Humboldtians have the option of writing commentaries on articles in the magazine Humboldt Kosmos or posting academic articles or conference reports in the “Reading Room”..
In the area “Humboldt Network”, visitors to the website can find information on Humboldt Foundation events as well as on Ambassador Scientists and Alumni Associations. The openaccess “Network Online” features a large proportion of the Foundation’s more than 23,000 academics sponsored worldwide. Here visitors can search for names, disciplines and key words or research the “Bibliographia Humboldtiana”, a collection of bibliographic data on publications ensuing from research stays sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Registered Humboldtians have the additional option of accessing the protected area of the “Network Online” for the contact addresses of all those sponsored.
As well as the opportunities for Humboldtians, the new website also presents information worth knowing for all visitors interested in finding out about the Humboldt Foundation and its work, be it details of its history, organisation and mission or the results of international academic dialogue, for example at the International Advisory Board, or in publications like the working and discussion papers. Last but not least, “Humboldt Kosmos” and the “Press Office” invite visitors to discover more about interesting topics and Humboldtians.
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