future alumni are being prepared for their role as international ambassadors
while still in Kiel and established partnerships with the US, China and Canada
are being exploited to establish new contacts. A kick off conference presenting
examples of successful research alumni work was organized by the AvH November 2013 in Berlin.
scientists are important ambassadors for promoting a university or research
institute where they themselves have done research. Up to now researchers have
often played a lesser role in existing alumni networks. These
researchers are being targeted for engagement at Kiel University in order to
strengthen international partnerships and to get excellent early career
scientists interested in Kiel.
The competition “Researcher Alumni Strategies” is the follow-up program to
the ideas competition “Researcher Alumni of German
Universities” and addresses systematic research alumni
work more directly. It is part of the “International Marketing”
project, carried out jointly by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,
the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Research Foundation and the
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry
of Education and Research. It is part of the “Research in Germany” initiative.