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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 1/2015, February 2015 | German

New Application Round for HAIreconnect

Alte Uni

Starting in March 2015, former visiting academics can once again apply for a HAIreconnect scholarship. During this brief HAI-funded stay in Heidelberg in the second half of 2015, Research Alumni will also have the opportunity to hold workshops for students. [More...]


Welcome Centre Supports Visiting Academics

Alte Brücke

The Welcome Centre provides information, advice and support to visiting scientists and scholars of Heidelberg University. The central service and information office helps visitors plan their research stay and offers support with all aspects of life and work in Heidelberg. [More...]


Three New Research Training Groups


Heidelberg University now offers doctoral students three new research training groups and associated scholarships. The research training groups address students of religious studies, biosciences and astrophysics. [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. Elena Fernandez, Computer Scientist, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona/Spain

Dr. med. Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Neural Surgeon, St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital, London/Großbritannien

Dr. med. Maritoni Rosales, Medic, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City/Philippinen


Urban Development in the ‘Field Lab’


Heidelberg scientists of various disciplines are joining forces with non-university partners to investigate the challenges of modern urban planning in a new ‘Field Lab’. In order to ensure sustainable development, the project lets scientists take part in operational change processes, while the non-university partners are involved in the research process. [More...]


Leibniz ScienceCampus on Language


At the beginning of the year, a regional collaboration project of university and non-university research on “Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modelling” was launched. In the new Leibniz ScienceCampus, scholars from the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim team up with researchers from Heidelberg University’s Department of Computational Linguistics. [More...]


Studying the Milky Way System


The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 881) on “The Milky Way System”, established in 2011 at Heidelberg University, will continue its successful work for another four years. The German Research Foundation approved a second funding period in the amount of more than nine million euros. The research collaboration studies the origin of the Milky Way as well as fundamental questions of galaxy formation. [More...]