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Research Alumni Program

The Research Alumni Program serves the exchange and networking of international (visiting) researchers and the University of Potsdam. Research collaborations, international networking, professional and interdisciplinary exchange: We build the network with our Research Alumni, keep them up to date with offers and actively integrate them with their contributions into the research network of the University of Potsdam. The Research Alumni Program is a cooperation of the International Office of the UP and the Alumni Program and works closely with the Welcome Center, the Potsdam Graduate School and many other areas.

All information can also be found in our flyer.

Who are the Research Alumni of the University of Potsdam?

  • Research alumni are (visiting) scientists who have conducted research at the University of Potsdam and are now working in reasearch abroad.
  • Graduates of the University of Potsdam who continue their academic career abroad are also Research Alumni of the UP.
Historic annex of the Neues Palais, which today houses parts of the University of Potsdam.

UP Reconnect - Return grant

The new internal support program enables Potsdam scientists to invite their international research alumni back to the University of Potsdam for a short stay.

Reconnected - Our research alumni introduce themselves

In the interview series "Reconnected - Interviews with research alumni", we would like to introduce you to our international research alumni and give you an insight into their research.

Our offers for Research Alumni

Newsletter and Social Media – always up to date with the research world of the UP

Networking events and professional exchange

Continuing education and interdisciplinary exchange

Liaison Offices - On-site assistance

Support for renewed research trips to the UP

UP Ambassador Award



Register now in the Alumni-Portal

With your free registration in the Alumni Portal, you become part of the Research Alumni Program and benefit from the various offers.

Find us on LinkedIn

Our alumni group invites you to exchange experiences, research opportunities and news at the University of Potsdam.

Good to know

The Welcome Center Potsdam is the central counseling and service center for international mobile researchers at the University of Potsdam.

The International Office is the central point of contact for all matters relating to international affairs and works closely with the university management on issues of strategic internationalization.

The PoGS is the competence and advisory center for young and advanced scientists.