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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 1/2018, March 2018 | German

News: Network Conference in April 2018


The Research Alumni Network will expand to East Asia in 2018, with a network meeting in Kyoto, Japan. [More...]



Indo-German gerontological research


Heidelberg gerontologists and the Indian representation of the UN Population Fund are seeking to intensify the knowledge exchange on gerontology between Europe and Asia. [More...]



Eleven tenure-track professorships


Heidelberg University is set to establish eleven tenure-track professorships. Contingent upon a successful probationary period, they immediately lead to a tenured position. [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 Magdolna Orosz, Literary Scholar, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest/Hungary

Dr Ignacio Espinoza, Physicist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile/Chile

Prof. Dr Yuko Nishitani, Jurist, Kyoto University, Kyoto/Japan


Continued funding for two CRCs

Uni Heidelberg

Two Collaborative Research Centres involving researchers from Heidelberg University have secured another four years of funding by the German Research Foundation. They are dedicated to lipid research and plant development. [More...]


German-Japanese study course

Uni Kyoto

The universities of Heidelberg and Kyoto will offer a joint international master’s programme in transcultural studies.  Graduates will receive an M.A. degree from both partners. [More...]



Common growth regulator


Plants and humans developed from a common ancestral cell. Heidelberg plant researchers have now explored the traces of this relationship in the DNA. [More...]



The right amount of carbon


Brief flash-heating events in the solar nebula before the formation of planets in our solar system were responsible for supplying the Earth with the ideal amount of carbon for the evolution of life. These are the findings of a new model developed by Heidelberg scientists. [More...]