Humboldt Professorship


The Director of the Chair of Computational Mathematics, Enrique Zuazua, has been selected to receive Germany’s most valuable international research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. He was nominated by FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. The award is granted on the precondition that the new Humboldt Professors are given long-term prospects for their research in Germany. To date, a total of 71 researchers, including 14 women, have been appointed to a Humboldt Professorship, facilitating their move to Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is endowed with funding of up to €5 million and is granted to eminent researchers of all disciplines who have been working abroad up to now. They are expected to conduct cutting-edge research at German universities on a long-term basis. The award amount is earmarked for the first five years of their research in Germany. The Humboldt Professorship is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

More information about the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship can be found in Humboldt Foundation’s web page.