Research Alumni Network





The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the winners in the competition "Research Alumni Strategies" External Link 2014: With its idea of the project for the integration of former international visiting scholars in its culture of innovation, KIT has convinced the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Research Alumni are invented to act as ambassadors of KIT worldwide. Research Alumni can benefit from special offers and privileged access to the knowledge network of KIT.



You are an international scientist who has conducted research at KIT as a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or at an advanced career stage and have then continued in the meantime, your career in your home country or another country? Or are you currently on a research stay at KIT as a foreign guest researcher, a doctoral canidate or post doc? Then we invite you into our research alumni network - a possibility to remain closely connected with KIT. We also look forward to your assistance, particularly in conveying the diverse possiblities of study and research at KIT. Please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Research Alumni Conference in Chile

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the winners of the competition for Research Alumni Meetings Abroad External Link. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has approved funding of a   meeting of research alumni with current researchers of the KIT in Santiago de Chile in November 23-24, 2018. The meeting will focus on the topic of renewable energies.

With this project, the KIT will continue the Research Alumni Initiative started successfully in 2014. Collaboration with former international guest researchers has a long tradition in the International Affairs (INTL) Business Unit and is an important element of INTL’s international activities. Research alumni know and have come to appreciate the KIT from their own experience and can act as important multipliers and ambassadors of the KIT as a location of research.

In Santiago de Chile, international scientists who previously worked at the KIT will exchange their most recent findings and expertise on a globally important topic and discuss further developments in this field with colleagues who are presently conducting research at the KIT.

The Research Alumni Meeting in Santiago de Chile is a joint project coordinated by the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) together with the  Regional Strategies and Information Section, both INTL, and the Alumni Section of the Innovation and Relations Management (IRM) Business Unit. On the scientific side, the Chile Cluster of the KIT and the Institute of Regional Science (IfR) are involved. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to enhance the visibility of the KIT and its energy research expertise in Latin America.

In case of questions, please contact researchalumni∂



The International Scholars and Welcome Office is the central contact for international researchers mobility at KIT and advises international scientists, who come for a scientific activity of the KIT, as well as KIT scientists who want to go abroad to conduct research or are returning from an overseas stay.



The Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim promotes the exchange of Humboldtians with each other and provides mutual assistance, e.g. for the integration of international scientists and reintegration of German Humboldtians and dialogue with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and other Humboldt associations. Several times a year the Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim organizes scientific presentations by top scientists from different fields to the interested public.




Past events

Research-Alumni Seminar "KIT in Innovation" 16.-18.03.2016:

Research-Alumni Seminar "Innovation at KIT" 3.-5.12.2014:
Invitation KIT-Alumni Research Seminar „Innovation at KIT“, 3/12-5/12/2014, Karlsruhe


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