The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Dr Anke Hoeffler who has been awarded a Humboldt Professorship, granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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 newly-selected award winners currently work in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. The award amount is earmarked for the first five years of their research in Germany.
The Humboldt Professorship enables German universities to offer top international researchers competitive general conditions for research and to sharpen their own international profiles in the global research market at the same time. 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 68 researchers, including twelve women, have been appointed to a Humboldt Professorship, facilitating their move to Germany.
Further information about the award and the other winners is available at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation website: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/press-release-2018-15.html.