University of Bonn and ImmunoSensation receive Henriette Herz-Price

November 12, 2020


Concept for attracting young international talent awarded

As one of eight universities in Germany, the University of Bonn was being awarded the Henriette Herz Prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The university receives 125,000 euros for its concept for attracting internationally highly qualified young researchers.

"For years, attracting top international talent has also been more and more important in the university environment", explains Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, the rector of the University of Bonn. "In the competition for the best talent, it is therefore essential to make our outstanding location advantages visible and to set the threshold for a location change as low as possible. We are very happy about this great success, thanks to which we can now implement this pilot project. "

With a bundle of various measures, international talents will be introduced to the work at the University of Bonn and in particular in the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence. Talented women are also to be addressed in a targeted manner.

With virtual 360 ° campus tours and interactive laboratory visits, researchers can also get to know the excellence location from abroad. A digital roadshow with subsequent career fairs is intended to promote exchange and make it easier to make a decision to work at the University of Bonn. "These digital formats can only ever be the first step," explains Tina Odenthal from the International Office. "It was therefore important for us to include travel grants so that the young talents and their families can come straight to Bonn for one to two weeks. We want to achieve an intensive exchange with the researchers and a removal of possible hurdles for a change. " The pilot project is of great importance for the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence. "For us as a cluster of excellence, recruiting top international talent is a particular concern," emphasizes Dr. Catherine Drescher from ImmunoSensation. "With this recruitment concept, we aim at a targeted exchange with talents and a knowledge transfer that is enriching for all parties."

Find the german press release here.