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Dr Franz B. Humer, Chairman of the Foundation Board
Superficiality shapes our time. This is apparent not only in the topics and contents of many media, but also in the way companies operate. Of course, digitisation and faster communication in particular have contributed to people today often writing, replying and stating a position with-out taking the time to reflect. The surface usually looks very different to the interior, the substance, however. This is precisely why it is important that well-educated young people go against the tendency towards superficiality and get at the truth.
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UNIVERSITY BASEL − Africa
At present the Humer Foundation is supporting the following two doctoral students: | read more »
The Humer-Foundation is currently concentrating its support on doctoral theses within the research focus of the Universities of Zurich (Asia and Europe), Salzburg (Europe) and Basel (Africa). We are therefore not in a position to accept other kinds of applications.
In 2016, the following theses made possible by our Foundation were completed:UNIVERSITY OF BASEL − Africa
Joschka philipps − Crystallizing Contention. A cumulative dissertation on youth, politics, and urban violence in Conakry, Kampala, and beyond.