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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 2/2016, August 2016 | German

Visiting scientists very happy with host institutions

Xudong Zhao

According to a recent survey, visiting scientists and scholars are very happy with their stay in Germany, and particularly appreciate the support provided by the Welcome Centers. The participation in research alumni conferences organised by the Humboldt Foundation also strengthened relations between research alumni and their host institutions. [More...]


Sino-German student forum

Xudong Zhao

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Hei­del­berg Alumni International, research alumnus Xudong Zhao initiated a Sino-German student forum on the subject of ‘Mental health in Germany and China’. The organisers are planning a long-term collaboration between the medical faculties of Hei­del­berg Univer­sity and Tongji University in Shanghai in the field of psychosocial medicine. [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. Ignacio Barradas, Mathematician, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Guanajuato/Mexico

Dr. Geeta Devi Sharungbam, Radio Oncologist, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Mohali/India

Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Hayashi, Chemist, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo/Japan


EXIST-Funding for young researchers


Five teams of young researchers at Heidelberg University and Heidelberg University Hospital have succeeded in their bids for funding from the EXIST Transfer of Research programme. The goal is to found start-ups for developing new technical and medical products on the basis of research results. [More...]


Four Approvals for Collaborative Research Centres

Alte Universität

Heidelberg University succeeded in recieving funding for four research networks. Total German Research Foundation (DFG) funding for the four consortia in the fields of medicine, molecular life sciences, physics and molecular biology is over 46 million euros for a period of four years. [More...]


New Research Training Group: Asymptotic Geometry


A new Research Training Group (RTG) comprised of mathematicians from Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology will be exploring special questions in the field of geometry. The new training group for young researchers will take up its work in October 2016. [More...]