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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 1/2017, March 2017 | German

New HAIreconnect research grants


Once again, the HAIreconnect programme offers Research Alumni the chance to apply for a grant that allows them to return to Heidelberg for a brief research stay. Applications may be submitted until 15 March. [More...]


Humboldt Professor Till Bärnighausen

Till Bärnighausen

Internationally renowned epidemiologist Till Bärnighausen joined the teaching and research staff of Heidelberg University as a Humboldt Professor in September 2016. He is overseeing the establishment of an Institute of Global Health. [More...]


Fellowships for threatened researchers


The fellowships of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative allow scientific institutions in Germany to host threatened researchers for a period of two years. Heidelberg University also has been selected for such fellowships. [More...]


Research journal ‘STOP & GO’


‘STOP & GO’ is the central subject of the latest edition of Heidelberg University’s research journal ‘Ruperto Carola’. Besides the print version, which is available by subscription, the journal is also published online. [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:

Dr. Ana Beatríz Franco-Cuervo, Political Science Lecturer, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá/Colombia

Prof. Dr. Robert Isaak, Ecomomist, University of Mannheim, Mannheim/Germany

Dr. Theresa Manful Gwira, Cellular Biologist, University of Ghana, Legon/Ghana


New CRC and new Research Training Group


Heidelberg University is launching a new Collaborative Research Centre in chemistry and a new Research Training Group in the field of interdisciplinary American studies. [More...]


Grants and Awards

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ERC Grants, a Leibniz Prize, a Heisenberg Professorship – researchers at Heidelberg University received numerous highly endowed grants and awards in the past few months. [More...]


New Regulator of Immune Reaction


Neuroscientists of Heidelberg University have discovered a new immune response regulator. The calcium-controlled ‘switch’ also regulates numerous brain functions. [More...]


Patterns for Acquired Knowledge


With the aid of mathematical methods, physicists of Heidelberg University were able to show that nerve cells detect patterns for acquired knowledge. The research findings are of great importance for the development of new types of computer systems. [More...]