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The Research Alumni Network currently consists of more than 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 2/2015, July 2015 | German

Networking Event for Visiting Researchers

Networking Event

"Internationality and Research at Heidelberg University" was the subject of a networking event organised in Heidelberg by the Research Alumni Network in May of this year. The event was aimed at visiting researchers, their hosts and any University employees involved in welcoming and working with international researchers and doctoral students. It was attended by more than 50 researchers and University staff. [More...]


News from the Network

Research Alumni

Five international visiting scholars of Heidelberg University will attend scientific conferences in Berlin this year via the Research Alumni Network. An additional eight academics from various countries will be able to return to Heidelberg for a brief stay in the second half of 2015 on a HAIreconnect scholarship. [More...]


International Awards

Awards by universities of other countries and appointments to international scientific institutions are a way of recognising a researcher’s achievements. We are very pleased that a number of scholars of Heidelberg University received such honours in the past few months. [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. Télesphore Benoît Nguelefack, Pharmacologist, University of Dschang/Cameroon

Prof. Dr. Catherine Harmer, Neuroscientist, University of Oxford/Great Britain 

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aksu, Jurist, University of Istanbul/Turkey


Ruperto Carola Approved for DFG Funding

Heidelberg University succeeded in gaining support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the latest approval round, winning funding for three collaborative research centres and one research training group. Altogether the funds amount to about 39 million Euros. [More...]


ERC Grant for Biologist Thomas Greb

Thomas Greb

Plant biologist Dr. Thomas Greb of Heidelberg University is receiving an ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros. This highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for extraordinary research talent will fund Dr. Greb’s five-year project to investigate the processes in cells and cell walls as plants grow. [More...]


Expert Opinion on Eye Development Revised

Eye Development

In an in vivo analysis of eye development, developmental and cell biologists at Heidelberg University have gained fundamental new insight into the development of coloboma of the eye. At the same time they revised the classical view of the development of this sensory organ in vertebrates. [More...]