Prof Wasserman receives prestigious research award in Munich

31 Mar 2018 - 10:30
Prof Herman Wasserman receives the Georg Foster Award from the president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dr Hans-Christian Pape (right) and the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn.


Prof Herman Wasserman recently received the prestigious Georg Foster Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at a symposium held in Bamberg, Germany. Prof Wasserman’s award was one of three Georg Foster awards presented to prizewinners at the symposium.

The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Prizewinners are invited to spend an extended research stay at a German university.

Prof Wasserman is currently spending his research leave at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, where he is writing a book on media ethics in African democratization conflicts, to be published by Oxford University Press.  He is hosted by Prof. Thomas Hanitzsch.

For more information on the Humboldt research award click here or on the symposium click here.