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Research Alumni Programme

The Research Alumni Programme was designed to serve international guest researchers and researchers of the University of Siegen as a platform for research and networking. Collaboration, Exchange, Network: We are continuing to extend the network with our research alumni so that we can provide special offers for them and to actively integrate them and their contributions into the scientific and alumni network of the University of Siegen. The Research Alumni Programme is a cooperation between the Welcome Center, the International Office of the University Siegen and the Alumniverbund, the Alumni Network of the University Siegen.

New Services: Portal and Community

Get in touch: Keep in touch

The Research Alumni Programme establishes new connections between researchers and strengthens the current academic community. A mobile information portal as well as a specific myAlumni information community have been created.

 
Before international guest researchers can begin their visit, they need to find a lot of different information about research in Germany, funding, accommodation, and about the research location and facilities of their prospective research partners. For this reason an Information Portal especially designed for international guest researchers at the University of Siegen is provided. ra.SiP brings together all the necessary information about research visits to the University of Siegen, which would be easily accessible through computers, tablets, and smartphones.   For Research Alumni, international guest researchers, and researchers of the University of Siegen, there are specialised features for scientific exchanges available at myAlumni, the contact network of the University of Siegen. Members of the platform are able to contribute their own ideas to shape the alumni network and they can enrol themselves in various groups. To organise an exclusive Research Alumni Information Community the members in the Research Alumni Group can share scientific documents and contact each other.
 

News from the network

 

From Ghana to Siegen and back again: Research cooperation continues to grow.

The University of Siegen has and continues to build strong connections with partner universities across the world. One of those partnership began with the close research collaboration between Dr. Efua Esaaba Mantey Agyire-Tettey and her PhD supervisor, Prof. Dr. Johannes Schädler. Since completing her PhD at the University of Siegen, Efua, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, has maintained a close research partnership with Prof Schaedler and the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services. read more

Closing the educational gap for indigenous girls in Yucatan

Prof. Dr. María Cristina Osorio Vázquez is a professor and a researcher based in the south of Mexico, much of her research is focused on the education of adolescent girls in small indigenous communities, particularly Mayan speaking communities on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan. She has come to Siegen to work with Dr. Christian Koch, who is a postdoctoral researcher based at the University of Siegen who specializes in linguistics and didactics of Romance languages, on a joint project.   read more

New portrait in the Research Alumni Gallery: Prof. Dr. María Cristina Osorio Vázquez

Prof. Dr. María Cristina Osorio Vázquez is a professor and a researcher, based in the south of Mexico, and specialize in challenges and barriers to girls’ education in Mexico, particularly for Maya girls. much of her research is focused on the education of adolescent girls in small indigenous communities, particularly Mayan speaking communities on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan. Christian is a postdoctoral researcher based at the University of Siegen who specializes in linguistics and didactics of Romance languages.  read more

New portrait in the Research Alumni Gallery: Prof. Dr. Jordi Jané-Lligé

Prof. Dr. Jordi Jané-Lligé is from Barcelona and works as a lecturer and researcher in the English and German Studies Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently working on the translations of Günter Grass into Catalan and Spanish. His field of work is German studies and the theory and history of translation. For several years he has been trying to apply the systems theory perspective to the analysis of literary translation processes.  read more

Understanding the context of contextuality

Dr. Zhen-Peng Xu has come to the University of Siegen to continue his postdoctoral research into quantum physics. He is no stranger to research abroad, having undertaken a research visit to the University of Seville in Spain during his PhD which he began at the Chern Institute of Mathematics in Tianjin, China. He is now based at the Theoretical Quantum Optics Group in Siegen, which has been headed by Prof. Otfried Gühne since his arrival at the University of Siegen in 2018.   read more

New portrait in the Research Alumni Gallery: Dr. Zhen-Peng Xu

Dr. Zhen-Peng Xu is presently working as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Siegen supported by the Alexander-von-Humboldt research fellowship. He originally works as a scientist at Chern Institute of Mathematics in China and his research is focused around quantum optics with an emphasis on quantum networks.  read more

Alumni Academy - Digitalisation 20+ and Sustainability. 2021 and 2022

The Alumni Academy returns to develop learning/teaching concepts on digitalisation and sustainability.

The most recent edition of the Alumni Academy has begun, featuring 18 international alumni and research alumni coming together to discuss, develop and implement projects on digital teaching.
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Our Programme, your participation

Keep in touch, share your experience, return for research, on-side activities,...

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Keep in touch, share your experience
We are focusing on direct exchange within the Research Alumni Network and providing first-hand information to this community. Due to this we are using different tools (newsletter, social media etc.) and communication channels on the local ("Stammtisch") and supraregional level.

"Return for Research Grants"
The goal of this measure is to involve former international researchers in the activities to strengthen our global academic network, to initiate further cooperation, and to support future academics at the University of Siegen. Applicants can be professors, private lecturers and academic consultants in their role as host/hostess of the Research Alumni from any department at the University of Siegen. Funding will be prioritised towards applications which ultimately propose sustainable research collaboration between the alumnus/alumna and the host/hostess from the University of Siegen. Thus, joint publications, external fundraising and other such objectives will be viewed favourably. The first application period has expired. The second application period is currently open to someone who is planning to visit from the 1st of April 2018 until the 31st of December 2018. You can download the call here : The Application Deadline is 12th of Feburay 2018.

Forscher-Alumni-Conference / On-site activities
Our mission is to support already existing or planned activities with Research Alumni contributions. Please feel free to request our assistance.

'Zukunftsblick'. The Forscher-Alumni-Academy / Encounters
We are able to offer appropriated training programmes for research alumni, scientists and young researchers by referring to services of the University of Siegen (for example Hochschuldidaktik). Through these programmes we can foster new forms of interaction and exchange.

Your contribution

as ambassador, as mentor,...

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Ambassador programme
With the experience from your research visits at our university, you are an ideal candidate to draw the attention of interested young scientists and research collegues to the variety of possibilities for research and cooperation with scientists at the University of Siegen.

Mentoring programme
With your extensive expertise, you are sincerely invited to provide support and act as mentors to young scientists at our university (PhD-students), in order to advise them on questions related to international careers in science and research.