Research Alumni Program

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Dietrich Hunold

Alumni Coordinator


+49 241 80 95585



RWTH Aachen University is one of three awardees in the Ideas Competition for research alumni of German universities, named by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2011. In 2014 it was awarded again for its sustainability strategy.

Taking the needs of our international research alumni into account is beneficial to RWTH Aachen, which wishes to present its international placement as a leading European science and research institution. The aim of RWTH Aachen, therefore, is to further develop and enhance the relationship with our former international researchers.


Anyone who has conducted research in Germany and then gone on to pursue a successful academic career in another country is living proof of how valuable a research stay in Germany is.

Professor Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, preface of the brochure 2011: Ideenwettbewerb Forscher-Alumni deutscher Universitäten


What we are looking for

Are you a non-German, international alumnus or alumna of RWTH Aachen University or have you completed a research stay at our university in the past? Do you now hold a research position at a non-German university or research institution?

Or are you currently a guest scientist or doctoral student from abroad conducting research at RWTH Aachen?

Then you are who we are looking for – today and tomorrow’s international research alumni of RWTH Aachen! We’d like to hear from you, your ideas and suggestions to improve services and activities planned for the research alumni of our university and help us spread the word about the manifold study and research opportunities at RWTH Aachen. Find out more about our program under Our Services and Your Contributions and get into contact with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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