• Germany

    Germany-Alumni are living all over the world. What are people in Germany talking about, what is typical for German culture and society? In our Germany section you can find everything you need to know about its culture, traditions and people.

  • German language

    Do you still remember some German or would you like to refresh your vocabulary? Visit our German language section to find useful expressions, a placement test and various opportunities to learn German online. 

  • Study & Continuing education

    Which options are there for Germany alumni to further develop their capacities or to acquire new ones? You can find new programmes and courses as well as information about scholarships and training opportunities in our Study & Continuing education section.

  • Science & Research

    Who is doing what in science and research? You can find interesting trends, portraits and recent programmes and announcements from these fields as well as information on research in Germany in our Science & Research section.

  • News

    Our News section infoms you about interesting news from various topics and recent announcements for Germany-Alumni. You can discover calls for applications for scholarships, training programmes, research projects or competitions!

  • THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni

    The 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), offers a lot of opportunities for indivduals to show solidarity. How? Visit our new section “THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni”!

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Germany’s favourite holiday plans

Germans’ most popular holiday destination is Germany. Most Germans like to go to the North Sea or the Baltic Sea, the Alps or the Alpine foothills with their many lakes. But plenty of Germans also travel to other countries. So many, in fact, that they are only outdone as the world’s most eager travel nation by China, the world champion of travelers. 

3 questions about digital learning

Professor Jürgen Handke from Philipps-Universität Marburg runs the Virtual Linguistics Campus, the world’s largest learning platform for English and general linguistic content. Since 2006, he has been digitising his entire teaching programme step by step. In 2015 he was awarded the Ars Legendi Prize for excellence in university teaching.

Humour in Germany

What do Germans laugh about?

Even Mark Twain testified that there was a problem with German humour: “A German joke is no laughing matter.” But are Germans really so unfunny, or is that nothing but prejudice here? Journalist Johannes Göbel set out to search for traces. Here are the results.