Research and International Research Alumni Activities in Germany
The conference was organised by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and provided an overview of current trends in international scientific mobility and of the German research landscape. Representatives of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Association, the Robert Bosch Foundation, and of course the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation informed about German research funding programmes available for international researchers.
Besides panel discussions the researchers had the opportnity to ‘meet the funders’ for more specific questions. As always they were also invited to discuss their situation in Germany and suggestions to further improve the research alumni work of the German institutions for mutual benefit.
There was also enough time for networking with other researchers and the alumni advisors from the winning institutions of the Humboldt Foundations’ contest on ‘research alumni strategies’ (www.research-alumni.de).