• 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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The current debate on the concept of “Heimat” in Germany

Germany's new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, is also Germany's first federal Heimat minister. But what does “Heimat” signify? A feeling of home and belonging to a place, a personal comfort zone? Sociologist Armin Nassehi discusses the numerous interpretations of the sometimes controversial term.

Eileen V. Quigley advocates for clean energy in the US

Climate protection is not exactly a priority on the US government’s agenda. As an expert in clean energy innovation, Eileen V. Quigley calls especially upon cities and local authorities to stay on the right track and to advance clean energy solutions. Her analysis of the situation in Germany is mixed.