UK Alexander von Humboldt Association













The 2022 Annual Research Symposium and AGM will take place as an in-person meeting on Friday 16th September 2022 at University College London (UCL). For registration and further information, please click 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 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, Prof. em. John Baines (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 your details up to date







Humboldtians are encouraged to keep their details up to date with the central AvH database. 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] We use the addresses from this database to contact Humboldtians here in the UK to alert them to Annual Meetings and other events. The JISCmail forum is a way of contacting Humboldtians and can be accessed here, or via avh-uk [at]









WWW queries to info [at]