Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Einstein Foundation

The Einstein Foundation and its promotion of cultural diplomacy

April 24th, 2019
K. Wiesner, News from Berlin
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The foundation was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin. Since then, it has contributed to the promotion of cultural diplomacy through sponsoring and supporting many interdisciplinary projects in science and research as well as scholars and researchers from around the globe.

The Einstein Foundation Berlin is an independent non-profit institution that supports the establishment of Berlin as an interconnected and renowned location of science, and as a center of academic excellence. Furthermore, it is one of the foundation’s distinguished goals to promote high-level international research and science in the city of Berlin.

Through its partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Einstein Foundation brings together scientists and research teams from Berlin and Israel. Thus, the foundation directly encourages closer relations and cooperation between Berlin and Israel in the areas of science and research. In the long term, this partnership could advance the spread of cultural diplomacy because close collaboration and relations between states in the field of science are expected to induce further intercultural exchange in other areas, too.

In sum, the Einstein Foundation Berlin has funded around 135 scientists and scholars, among them 3 Nobel Prize laureates, as well as 66 projects in diverse areas ranging from archeology to zoology. For that reason, within the first ten years of its founding, the Einstein Foundation has already made a remarkable contribution to the promotion and advancement of cultural diplomacy, not only in Berlin but also internationally through supporting and connecting scientists and researchers from all around the world via its many successful cross-institutional and interdisciplinary programs and projects.


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