Collaboration with the Humboldt Foundation


Future ocean and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

A strategic partnership between the Future Ocean and the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was established in 2009 in order to attract high profile international young investigators to Kiel as Future Ocean Humboldt Fellows.
Since 2013 the Humboldt Foundation is also supporting the Research Alumni Strategy of Kiel Marine Sciences as a pilot project of Kiel University. In 2015 a Research Alumni Conference Abroad will be carried out in New York with the Earth Institute of Columbia University within the framework of this project.


Why do we work with the Humboldt-Foundation?

The answer is simple: because we are dedicated to sustainability – in the ocean, but also in regard to education and research contacts. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is an expert in connecting scientists worldwide. Every year, the Foundation enables over 1,900 international researchers to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 23,000 Humboldt research alumni from all disciplines in 130 countries worldwide - including 43 Nobel Prize winners.


Nancy Smith Coordination – International Cooperation Tel.: +49 431 880-4933