09. July 2013 Research alumni activities

Kiel University Awarded for Future Research Alumni Strategy by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (AvH) has awarded Kiel University 30.000 € for their research alumni strategy. International researchers who have worked in Kiel will act as ambassadors after their return home by advertising for Kiel, thereby fostering international partnerships and attracting excellent researchers.


The pilot project will establish an international research alumni network for Kiel Marine Sciences and Kiel University focusing on current IMAP members and former Cluster members. Potential future alumni will be prepared for their role as international ambassadors while still in Kiel and established partnerships with the US, China and Canada will be exploited to establish new contacts. A kick off conference presenting examples of successful research alumni work for winners of the award was organized by the AvH in November in Berlin.


Gesche Braker, gbraker@uv.uni-kiel.de