Research Alumni Network

The Research Alumni Network was created for current and former visiting researchers in Heidelberg as well as for researchers with a Heidelberg background working abroad. More than 400 members from a wide range of disciplines and countries is using this special service within Heidelberg Alumni International.

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Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI)

HAI is the central alumni initiative of the university - the worldwide network for all former and current students, researchers, administrative and teaching staff. Since 1996, HAI offers its members in collaboration with its professional, national and international alumni groups a varied assortment of services, information, activities and events online in HAInet, in Heidelberg, in Germany and worldwide.

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Issue 2/2021, September 2021 | German

Humboldt Professorship: Climate Change and Health

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The epidemiologist Prof. Dr Joacim Rocklöv will use new research approaches to investigate climate change and its effects on health with a Humboldt Professorship at Heidelberg University. Within this framework, Germany's first AI laboratory on the connection between global diseases and climate change is being created. [More...]


The (Post-)Apocalypse in Focus

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The cross-cultural phenomenon of predicting the end of the world is the focus of the new transdisciplinary Käte Hamburger International Centre – the Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) – at Heidelberg University. CAPAS will invite scholars from all over the world to spend time in Heidelberg doing research. [More...]


Two Additional ERC Grants for Heidelberg

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Mathematician Prof. Dr Anna Wienhard and molecular biologist Prof. Dr Henrik Kaessmann have been awarded a prestigious grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for outstanding scientists, an ERC Advanced Grant. Funding of around 4.5 million euros is available for their research projects on symmetries in mathematics and the evolution of the vertebrate brain. [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 the edition of this newsletter:


Dr Nicolás Bárcena, Law Professor, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo/Spain

Dr Carmen Gloria Feijoo, Immunologist, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile/Chile

Dr Chen Song, Mathematician, ABB Research Center, Ladenburg/Germany


Research Training Group in Immunology

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A newly established Research Training Group (RTG) in the field of immunology will be located at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University. Funding provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG) totals approximately 5.3 million euros. [More...]


New Research Unit in Physics

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As part of a new research group, scientists from Heidelberg will work with national and international partners to search for a possible decay of the muon (Mu) particle into three electrons (3e). The German Research Foundation (DFG) is providing nearly 4.6 million euros in funding. [More...]


Longterm Himalayan Glacier Study

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The glaciers of Nanga Parbat have been shrinking continually since the 1930s. This is shown by a long-term study in which researchers from Heidelberg combined historical photographs, surveys and topographical maps with current data and were thus able to visualise glacier changes. [More...]