Education is a human right – and yet, according to UNICEF, 58 million children worldwide currently don’t have access to a school education and according to UNESCO, 781 million people are illiterate.

Most members of the Alumniportal are experts or executives, many of them with a background of higher education. They speak at least one foreign language and many of them studied or worked abroad. As part of our focus topic Education.Opportunities.Prospects., we would like to enter into a discussion with you: What is the significance of education today, both for individual lives and for social development as a whole? Which doors are opening – or maybe remaining closed – for women or people from low-income backgrounds in general?

We would like to examine the causes of unequal opportunities and explore examples for solutions. Furthermore, we will present Germany-Alumni with interesting educational biographies and shed light on the significance of time spent abroad, language skills and life-long learning for the course of one’s career.

Would you like to contribute to the topic? Then write to us at info(at)!

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Virtual Coffee Break

Learning in times of Covid-19

An urgent question in the era of corona: What does successful distance learning look like? A physicist couple from the Philippines had already devised a concept long before Covid-19 struck – and presented it to alumni over a virtual coffee break.


Learning German worldwide

What are the motives for learning the German language? Which groups of people are studying German? Have a look at our infographics and find out which country is the world-wide number one when it comes to learning German. 

Education for Social Cohesion

How does the level of education influence a society’s cohesion? Manuel Heckel and Salma Abdelrahman (University of Stuttgart) investigated this question with regard to Sri Lankan society and won the first prize of the GIZ University Initiative “Between Lecture Hall and Project Work” 2016.