Alumni meetings

Here you will find out about the great variety of the Alumniportal’s events in many different countries – from Alumni Sustainability Talks via “Stammtisch”-meetings to “SprachCafés”. And there is also information about alumni events hosted by a range of German organisations and world-wide alumni networks.

International exchange with and among Germany-Alumni thrives on personal encounters. Every year, numerous expert and networking events bring alumni from all over the world together to share their experiences of Germany, exchange their views on current topics of science, international cooperation or the 2030 Agenda, develop new ideas and projects together and expand their networks of relationships.

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Event reports

“I wanted to know how the world works”

A DAAD scholarship gave Isabela Paredes Cisneros the opportunity to study clinical physics in Heidelberg and Santiago de Chile. Isabela, who comes from Colombia, is now working on her doctoral thesis and has found an effective way of coping with the culture clash.

Gaining practical experience abroad

What does the city of the future look like? How digital will it be, how interconnected and how green? These were the questions addressed by a hundred alumni of the RISE Worldwide programme, run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), at a meeting at the end of October 2019. To mark the tenth anniversary of the programme, the DAAD organised the first alumni meeting at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

“The RISE Worldwide programme enables Bachelor’s students to complete a research internship abroad during their summer holidays, which means they don’t have to take time out of their studies,” says Michaela Gottschling, Senior Desk Officer for the RISE programme at the DAAD. Since 2009, 2,500 students have ventured abroad with RISE Worldwide – a remarkable number, as Gottschling says.

Watch the video to find out how former participants of the programme have benefited from their experiences.