"For me, Alexander von Humboldt is ..."
He's probably one of the best-known of all Germans: Alexander von Humboldt. We asked students at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) what the natural scientist means to them.
The basic principles of natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) were to recognize connections even between complicated topics, to think globally, to live in a networked way, and definitely to travel a lot. These values are shared by many young people on Humboldt's 250th birthday on 14 September 2019. The natural scientist from Berlin is still one of the best-known Germans in the world. He travelled the world, made contacts with thinkers, researchers and politicians, and returned as a hero after his five-year journey through South America. His ideas were ahead of their time and are still highly topical today. We asked students at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin what Alexander von Humboldt means to them and what young people can learn from him today.
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