• Our social network is designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany-Alumni, companies, universities and organisations. It offers its users the opportunity to get in touch with Germany-Alumni from around the world as well as companies in order to discuss specialist issues, develop their skills and benefit from the expertise of others. Learn more! 

  • With our new focus topic Social innovation and Entrepreneurship, we look in particular at social innovations - i.e. projects, start-ups and companies that tackle social challenges with fresh ideas and new solutions. Read more about our focus topic!

  • The Alumniportal Deutschland shows its solidarity with Ukraine, especially with its students and scientists. In view of the dramatic situation, we have compiled current information and statements from our partner organizations as well as concrete offers of support. The data is updated regularly. Learn more.

  • The Alumniportal podcast "Germany, what goes?" is going into the second round! Join our host Dana Newman again on this audio journey through Germany and learn about great places, exciting people, special projects and cultural peculiarities in eight German cities. Go to the podcast!

  • Browse our E-Learning Hub and discover over 2,000 free eBooks, audio learnings, and online courses on topics such as Career, Presentation, and Personal Development. Membership in our community is required. Go to the E-Learning Hub (via Community).

  • The topic of “German language” is very important on the Alumniportal, because nearly all alumni have some knowledge of the German language. Use our language-learning options, such as “Brush up your German” or our phrase quiz “Do you understand German?” and exchange your skills with other learners in the online community!

  • The Alumniportal Deutschland places a special focus on the topic of Sustainable Future in this year. We will present Alumni, initiatives and programs that are committed to a sustainable world in various ways. In addition, there will be podcasts, tips for a sustainable everyday life and many other formats that encourage participation. Read more on the focus topic of Sustainable Future!

Current articles

How climate change is making us sick

Studies reveal that climate change is not only changing our environment, it is also having an impact on our bodies and is influencing our mental health. The good news is that each one of us can counteract this.

Support for 62 Afghan IT specialists

On August 15, 2021, the Afghan government was overthrown by the Taliban. The four alumni of the computer science master’s program at the Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the TU Berlin fled their offices that day and from day to day they lost not only their jobs, but also the hope they had in them country had returned after studying in Berlin.

Yes to the YES Workshop!

Tools for researchers interested in starting a business

There are many hurdles on the path from abstract idea to tangible product development. Entrepreneurial workshops like those run by the DAAD and the Falling Walls Foundation can give academics the necessary tools to overcome these challenges, and to awaken their inherent entrepreneurial potential. Three participants in the ‘From PhD to Innovator’ workshop talk about their experiences.

Humboldt Cities

Initiative for liveable cities

The 'Humboldt cities: research, practice, cases' initiative links academic research and practical implementation in the contemporary fields of urban and regional planning. It focuses on issues relating to sustainability.

Meeting point for Germany-Alumni

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Germany-Alumni portrayed

  • Prof. Abdelghani Prof. Abdelghani
  • E. Figueroa E. Figueroa
  • Dr. Calub Dr. Calub
  • M. Randrianirainy M. Randrianirainy
  • N. Fejzibegovic N. Fejzibegovic

Prof. Adnane Abdelghani

Adnane Abdelghani is a professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT) in Tunisia. The Germany-Alumnus is involved with Tunisian innovation and start-up projects in the field of nanotechnology. In the 1990s, he was in Germany for a three-year research project at the Technical Universty of Munich, supported by a scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.

“I believe that with support from Germany, Tunisia can implement successful projects in the areas of biotechnology, mechatronics, mechanics, electromechanics and environment.”

Estefania Figueroa

Estefanía Figueroa Buitrago is a student of electrical engineering and came to Germany in 2012/13, together with 30 other Colombian scholarship holders, as part of the DAAD-programme "Young Engineers from Colombia". After a two-month German language course at the Goethe-Institut in Göttingen, she studied electrical engineering for one semester at the Technical University of Dresden. Afterwards, the Germany-Alumna completed an internship in the area of Android programming with the German company Bosch.

“You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself and do everything with sincerity.”

Dr. Blesida Calub

Blesilda M. Calub is a researcher in the field of integrated cultivation systems and agricultural consultation at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. In 1994, she took part in a GIZ training programme on the subject of "Development of Agricultural Systems" in Germany. Following this, the Germany-Alumna became a member of the multicultural team of trainers in several Southeast Asian countries. As a result of her practical work in the field, she published the  "Participatory Rural Appraisal Guidebook".

“During my training in Germany, I was impressed by the interactive and participatory teaching methods, because  they were very different from the usual lecture format which I knew from my home country.”

Manuela Randrianirainy

Manuela Randrianirainy is studying German philology in Antananarivo. She was in Munich for three months and took a German language course at the Goethe-Institut. After completing her Master's thesis, the Germany-Alumna would like to work as a teacher at the University of Madagascar and as a translator.

“I have a lot of very happy and unforgettable memories of my stay in Germany. I would like to pass on my passion for Germany and the German language to as many people as possible.”

Nino Fejzibegovic

Nino Fejzibegovic is Bosnian. Since 2010, his medical studies not only took him to the University of Heidelberg, but also to Sweden, South Africa, Austria, Japan and to the USA, where he did internships. Germany, however, became a second home to him. The next steps are his dissertation and his specialist examinations.

“I strongly advise everyone to simply dare to see and do something else.”

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