Alumni stories

  • Alumni interviews

    Here you can find interviews and portraits of Alumniportal members from different countries.

  • Alumni videos

    Alumni talk about their studies abroad and about their careers in a short video

  • Alumni statements

    Germany-Alumni describe their varied impressions of Germany in a short statement.

New interviews and portraits

Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

At the age of 25, Indian Arnab Mandal presented his ideas for a “green economy” to the US Congress in Washington, DC. That same year, a DAAD programme brought him to FU Berlin to research sustainable development strategies – a subject that remains close to his heart.

Eddy Odari: “Helping others like others helped me”

“Nothing good happens unless you do it.” This quotation by the famous German writer Erich Kästner could just as easily be the motto of Kenyan-born Germany-Alumnus Eddy Odari. Alongside his career, he has made it his mission to help socially marginalised people.

Olena Lazorenko: Localising the 2030 Agenda in Ukraine

From global to local: Olena Lazorenko is working to ensure that implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine will also supply solutions to the country’s most pressing problems. The Germany-Alumna is paying particular attention to equality for women in business and academia.