Research Alumni Program
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!
Our Services for Research Alumni
Whether you want use Research Alumni as a platform to inform the public and your field about your research, stay in contact with other researchers through the network, or are interested in returning to RWTH Aachen - we support you in various matters.
Your Contribution to Research Alumni
You would make us happy, if you decided to be an ambassador for RWTH Aachen. Share your experiences at RWTH Aachen with students, talented researchers, or colleagues. Keep us informed about how you have been doing since your stay with us.
- Press Release: Recognition and Funding for Research Alumni Strategies – RWTH receives funding for hosting the first research alumni conference in Tokyo in 2017
- University News: RWTH Wins in "Research Alumni Strategies" Contest