21 September 2012

Prestigious German research award presented to Birgit Meyer

Prof. dr. Birgit Meyer ontvangt Anneliese Maier Forschungspreis.

On 13 September Prof. Birgit Meyer (Professor of Religious Studies) received the Anneliese Maier Forschungspreis in Heidelberg, awarded by the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award was presented by the German Minister for research, Annette Schavan. It consists of a sum of 250,000 Euros, which Meyer will use to establish collaboration between the Utrecht Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.

The award was established by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. As of this year, it will be presented annually to outstanding foreign academics from all fields of the humanities and social sciences, who have been nominated by their scientific cooperation partners at German universities and research institutes. Among this year’s seven winners there was another Professor from Utrecht University: jurist Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki.

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