Professors Hans Joas and Bryan S. Turner receive the Max Planck Research Award 2015

Max Planck Research Award for two pioneering thinkers in the fields of religion and modernity.

The Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society honour Hans Joas and Bryan S. Turner for their research.

What is the significance of religion in our day? How can the universal validity of human rights be justified? What ensures cohesion in multicultural societies? Hans Joas from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Bryan S. Turner from the City University of New York have been presented with the Max Planck Research Award 2015 for their explanations and proposed solutions to such questions. The award winners will each receive 750,000 euros. This will support them with their future research efforts, especially with regard to international cooperation.

Humboldt-Foundation (in German)

The award ceremony was held in Berlin on December 8th 2015.

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