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Research Fellow from Belgium joins Universität Heidelberg

22 August 2017

Arnim Langer receives Research Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Arnim Langer
Prof. Dr. Arnim Langer

Prof. Dr Arnim Langer has been awarded a Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and will join Heidelberg University as a Visiting Fellow in September 2017. The conflict researcher from the University of Leuven in Belgium will be collaborating with Prof. Dr Aurel Croissant at the Institute for Political Science. The Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers will support his 18-month stay.

Prof. Langer's work at Ruperto Carola will focus on if and how states address their conflict-filled past in their educational systems; he will study the Republic of Indonesia as an example. Moreover, Arnim Langer will analyse the extent to which education and the educational system can help promote a democratic mindset in young people. His research generally explores the causes and consequences of violent conflict, economic reconstruction, sustainable peacebuilding and the analysis of social cohesion.

Arnim Langer studied economics and political sciences at the University of Leuven and earned his doctorate in 2006 from the University of Oxford (Great Britain). He is the founding director of the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD) at his home university and has served as director since 2011. Prof. Langer has also held the UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace at the University of Leuven since 2013.

The Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers is awarded to outstanding academcis from abroad who are active Junior Research Group Leaders or have a record of several years of independent academic work. The Fellowship allows them to conduct collaborative research in Germany in their chosen field for up to 18 months.

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