On 11 November 2010 the Humboldt Foundation from Germany informed Juan de Dios Ortuzar that he had been chosen as recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. This foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from all around the world.
This important award is granted in recognition of the researcher’s past accomplishments in teaching and research. The awarded academics have made a relevant impact in their discipline and are encouraged to continue accomplishing achievements in the future.
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 awards annually. According to Juan de Dios, “all the knowledge areas can be elected; you must be nominated by a German professor and another academic, both of the highest category. The opinion of two other academics from other countries is also requested.”
The prize recipients receive EUR 60,000 and are invited to Germany for a period of up to one year, to be part of a long-term research project with German colleagues. Prof. Ortúzar will be travelling during July 2011, probably to a stay at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) and the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW-Berlin).
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