Alexander von Humboldt: Trailblazer of Science


Historical role model, ideal-typical scientist, courageous expedition leader: five UZH researchers tell why they value Alexander von Humboldt as a person and researcher and how relevant his findings are to this day.


For geographer and glaciologist Christian Huggel, Humboldt’s greatest achievement was his holistic perspective toward nature. "He laid the foundation for our work that allows us to include all stakeholders and perspectives.”

Trailblazer of Science: What significance does the notable Prussian scholar still hold for research today?
UZH Journal, 4/19

Illustration: Daniel Röttele

Magdalena Seebauer