The KOSMOS Programme
The KOSMOS Programme offers flexible instruments for inviting international guests for research and teaching to the Humboldt-Universität.
The KOSMOS format supports Humboldt-Universität‘s international orientation by enabling international scientists to visit the university in three complementary programmes: two-week-long Summer Universities for intensive exchange, Workshops (three to five days) and Dialogues (one to three days). KOSMOS was developed with the objective of creating a sustainable tool for strengthening international partnerships. The programme further consolidates the university’s international profile, aiming to generate enthusiasm for Humboldt-Universität among science partners around the world. KOMSOS provides seed money for scholars who want to expand and develop sustainable partnerships in the areas of research and teaching.
The KOSMOS Programme is a key element in the internationalisation of research and teaching in the context of the Humboldt University‘s strategy “Bildung durch Wissenschaft. Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality - Openess - Guidance”. The programme draws upon the tradition of Alexander von Humboldt’s “Lectures on Physical Geography” - known as the KOSMOS Lectures. KOSMOS consolidates and advances two of the university’s main strengths: international and interdisciplinary exchange. Another important component of the KOSMOS Programme is the funding of young researchers and teachers. You will find further informations about the current KOSMOS projects in the KOSMOS brochure.