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The Research Alumni Network currently consists of approximately 400 international scientists that are staying or have stayed in Heidelberg to conduct research. The network offers special services to all international PhD students, postdocs and established scientists during and after their research stay.

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Issue 1/2014, January 2014 | German

Network Meeting of the Humboldt Foundation for Research-Alumni

HumboldtSix international scientists visiting Heidelberg research institutions participated in the Research-Alumni Conference Germany of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin in November 2013. The objective of the meeting was to recruit future Research-Alumni as "ambassadors" of German research institutions while strengthening their bonds with the host universities from the very first day. [More...]


New Cooperation Projects between Heidelberg and North America

cooperationThe second Research-Alumni Meeting took place in Boston, USA, in September 2012. One item on the agenda was to identify opportunities for a more intensive collaboration between Heidelberg University and North American universities. The meeting has already resulted in several new cooperation schemes, and more projects are in the planning stage. [More...]


New Mentoring Programme for Students and Alumni

A new mentoring programme of Heidelberg University offers students and alumni a wide range of personalised information and advice. Under the aegis of HAI, alumni of the University – including Research-Alumni – can share their experience and career advice with younger members of the network. [More...]


„I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg“

The Research-Alumni Network lives by and with its members – visiting scientists that are currently conducting research in Heidelberg or have already concluded their stay and are continuing their work elsewhere. We will introduce three of these scientists in each edition of this newsletter. In this edition:

Prof. Dr. Nahed El Dib, Professor Emeritus of German Studies, Cairo University, Cairo/Egypt

Dr. Zoltán T. Nagy, Zoologist, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels/Belgium

Dr. Jennifer Bates, Philosopher, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh/USA


Leibniz Prize for Heidelberg Scientist Irmgard Sinning

SinningProf. Dr. Irmgard Sinning, chair at the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), will receive the 2014 Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation (DFG) - Germany’s most prestigious research prize. [More...]


New Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies at Universität Heidelberg

CATSHeidelberg University is getting a new Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS). The infrastructure planned for CATS creates a platform for bringing together research activities from different disciplines. [More...]


European Research Council Funds Excellent Researchers of Heidelberg University

Two scientists of Heidelberg University are receiving highly endowed grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for excellent researchers: An ERC Starting Grant was awarded to the mathematician Dr. Sebastian Goldlücke, an Advanced Grant went to astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Ralf S. Klessen. [More...]