- Bochum, Bonn and Marburg win the Humboldt Foundation's competition for cosmopolitan universities
The universities in Bochum, Bonn and Marburg are the winners of the Welcome Centres Competition to find Germany's cosmopolitan universities, which was initiated by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Deutsche Telekom Foundation and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany in the spring.
- Humboldt Foundation and Taiwan National Science Council cooperate
On 27th September 2006, the Deputy Minister of the Taiwan National Science Council (NSC), Professor Dr. Hung-Duen Yang, and Dr. Georg Schütte, Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation, signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen German-Taiwanese academic relations.
- First Ambassador Scientists and Scholars appointed in India and South Korea
The Humboldt Foundation has appointed two of its alumni to be the first Humboldt Ambassador Scientists and Scholars. Dr. Amita Chandra, Humboldt Ambassador Scientist in India is working together in an office partnership with representatives of the German Research Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service.
- Ideas on research policy for sustainable development
On 9th June 2006, about 30 African and German academics as well as experts from research organisations and politics met at the Humboldt Foundation to discuss how more intensive research cooperation might provide an impulse for sustainable development.
- Simplified nomination procedure for Humboldt Research Awards
In order to make it easier in future to nominate potential award winners, the Humboldt Foundation has revised the call procedure for Humboldt Research Awards.
- New award for international academic and cultural mediation
In the years 2006 to 2008 respectively, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation are granting the new Thyssen-Humboldt Award to two highly respected humanities scholars from abroad who have significantly influenced academic and cultural relations between Germany and their own countries or regions through their academic life's work to date.
- Experts discuss German language policy
"Does Germany need a more conscious, cohesive language policy?" This was the question being discussed by about 50 internationally recognised experts from academia, business and politics from 27th to 29th September 2006 in Bonn.
- Humboldt Colloquium in Helsinki
Finland is considered the epitome of successful cooperation between industry and applied science. What is the secret behind the Finns' success?
- American Friends: a new partner for the Foundation in the United States
Since the beginning of 2006, the Humboldt Foundation has had a new cooperation partner in Washington: the "American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation".