Wasserman honoured by Humboldt Foundation

24 July 2017 | Story Natalie Simon. Photo Colin Sparks.

Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies and director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation. The award, granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire career achievements, includes a cash award and an invitation to undertake prolonged research in Germany. 

The foundation seeks to strengthen the relationship between researchers in Germany and colleagues abroad, and Wasserman will be spending time at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) where he will be working with colleagues at the Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research

During his time in Munich, Wasserman plans to work on a book about media and conflict as well as the Worlds of Journalism Study, which assesses the state of journalism around the world.

“I am very honoured to be recipient of this award and the recognition of my academic work it entails,” said Wasserman. 

“I look forward to spending time at the LMU to interact with colleagues and deepen the relationship between our respective departments as part of our ongoing efforts to broaden our international networks.” 

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