Enhancing Humankind and Positive Potential

Humboldt Science Center for Child Development

Where do goodness and human potential come from? How can we enhance mental health and nurture the full potential of every child?


The Humboldt Center at Leipzig University unites researchers, practitioners, communities, and policy leaders to answer these fundamental questions for human thriving. We aim to develop emerging scientists, and train and host international leaders in basic and applied research on child development, humanity, and intervention.


The Center is organized into three core pillars:


Empathy for others