UK Alexander von Humboldt Association













The 2023 Annual Research Symposium and AGM was held on Friday 15th September 2023 at the University of Oxford

Check the programme and photos here!

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Articles of the Association


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn offers around 500 fellowships annually to post-doctoral researchers (Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers) who have completed their doctorate in the last 4 years and who wish to pursue further research in Germany. The awards are for 6 to 24 months. There is also a scheme for more experienced researchers (Humboldt Research Fellowships) who completed their doctorate less than 12 years ago and who already hold an academic position. Further details on these schemes and others (including ones for German researchers who wish to carry out research outside Germany) can be found through the link to the main AvH website above.

   In addition, see this presentation. Feel free to use and customise these slides to spread the word about this important and prestigious programme.

  The aims of the UK AvH Association are to support and provide a forum for the 1000+ Humboldtians based in the UK, as well as assisting Anglo-German academic cooperation more generally. Those Humboldtians are distributed all over the UK, working in 85 universities, as well as a number of industrial and non-academic public sector organisations, and their expertise spans disciplines that range from the sciences, maths and engineering to humanities and the social sciences.

   The Association organises an Annual Research Symposium in September each year and circulates a call for talks from any Humboldtian around 5 months beforehand. Please get in touch if you would be interested in presenting.

Committee Members


Annual Meeting 2023

Annual Meeting 2022

Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Meeting 2017


Annual Meeting 2016


Annual Meeting 2015


Annual Meeting 2014


Annual Meeting 2013


Annual Meeting 2012


Annual Meeting 2011


Annual Meeting 2010








Making a donation:

Please contact the Treasurer, Dr Andrew Johnson (treasurer [at] if you wish to make a donation to the UK AvH Association





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We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Mark Warner FRS (26.1.1952 - 24.12.2021), who was a long-standing and integral member of the Association and a great supporter of UK-Germany academic cooperation. Mark was an incredibly gifted, inspirational and kind person and he will be missed greatly.  

Two important figures in the history of the UK AvH Association are the late Professor Brian Ketterer, Founding President of the UK von Humboldt Association (died on 28.1.2015) and the late Professor Gustav Born, a great friend of the UK AvH Association (died on 16.4.2018).









Keeping in contact







Due to GDPR legislation, we are only able to use a mailing list that Humboldtians have agreed to join. This mailing list is part of the academic JISCmail forum. If you wish to hear about future meetings please make sure you join the UK AvH Association JISCmail list. This can be accessed here, or via avh-uk [at] When registering for this service, it is very important to complete the process by clicking on the link sent by JISCmail to your e-mail account to verify your e-mail address. If you do not receive this, please check your spam folder! 

     Humboldtians are also encouraged to keep their details up to date with the central AvH database hosted by the Foundation in Germany. This can be done by going to the AvH website ( If you have forgotten or not received a log-in or password then contact them by e-mail (info [at]









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