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IN DEPTH.

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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CURRENT THESES

UNIVERSITY ZURICH − Asia and Europe
At present the Humer Foundation is supporting the following four doctoral students: |  read more »

UNIVERSITY SALZBURG − European Union Studies
At present the Humer Foundation is supporting the following six doctoral students: |  read more »

UNIVERSITY BASEL − Africa
At present the Humer Foundation is supporting the following two doctoral students: |  read more »

APPLICATIONS

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.

COMPLETED THESES

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.

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