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Diversity to combat climate change

Climate change can only be solved on an interdisciplinary basis. International climate protection scholarship holders at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (the 2021/22 cohort) have therefore created a network in which experts from all faculties can exchange ideas about various aspects regarding climate protection. They also plan to publish podcasts that will raise public awareness of the topic.

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The dialogue between science and society

Climate change, pandemic, digitisation: humanity is facing complex challenges. One important task for research is to make its findings comprehensible for the general public. Read on to learn how the DAAD is using the Alumniportal to promote its members’ science communication, and register for a new series of online seminars.

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Footprints of drought

Droughts bring in a drastic and long-term impact on local communities, including damage to crops and a shortage of drinking water. These effects can lead to devastating economic and social disasters, such as famine, forced migration away from drought-stricken areas, and conflict over remaining resources.