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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 2/2018, July 2018 | German

Research Alumni Network Conference Japan


The fourth network conference of research alumni took place in Kyoto in April 2018 under the motto ‘Research as a bridge to internationalisation’; this latest meeting marks the network’s expansion into East Asia. [More...]


New HAIreconnect grants


Participants of the Research Alumni Kyoto Network Conference Japan 2018 or junior researchers suggested by them are invited to apply for a brief research stay in Heidelberg on a HAIreconnect grant until 15 September. [More...]



Top ranking for Heidelberg University


Heidelberg University has defended its place among the top three German universities and also continues to be one of the best universities in Europe and the world. In the field of life sciences and medicine, it takes first place among universities in Germany. [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 Wasim Abuillan, Physicist, University of Tokyo, Tokyo/Japan

Marina Serrano Marin, Romance scholar, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid/Spain

Prof. em. Dr med. Kazuhiro Hara, Medic, Kagawa University, Takamatsu/Japan


New innovation campus


The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science is providing funding for a new building that is set to become a research bridge between Heidelberg University and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research; the building will be part of a new ‘innovation campus’ for the life sciences. [More...]


European University Alliance founded


The universities of Heidelberg, Paris, Prague and Warsaw have founded the European University Alliance ‘4E’. The alliance wants to create a new quality of cooperation and establish a suitable infrastructure to bring together scientists, students and staff members. [More...]


How cells in the colon regenerate


Scientists at Heidelberg University have investigated the processes involved in the regeneration of colon cells in the model organism of the common fruit fly. Their work has yielded important findings on the role of centromeric proteins, which are essential for the regulation of cell division. [More...]