Ben Wrigley, B.Sc., B.Eng.
Assistant Research Alumni Programme
Tel.: +49 (0)271 740-4905
- Alexander von Humbold-Stiftung prämiert Konzept zur Vernetzung der Forscher-Alumni
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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
Alumni Academy - Digitalisation 20+ and Sustainability. 2021 and 2022The 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.
Going abroad – Coming to Siegen.The Research Alumni Programme also invites to participate in its event at Virtual International Day of the University of Siegen.
The University of Siegen is hosting its first Virtual International Day on June 10 and the Research Alumni Program invites to participate in the exchange with the Research Alumni Network in its special event.
Insights into the Research Alumni Network: How you can Benefit from Collaboration, Exchange and Networking among International Researchers / 10.45 a.m. - 1.45 a.m. CET
Research abroad – Widening your horizons
Insights into the exchange of perspectives among internationally engaged researchers at the online meetup, in march 2021.
Sooner or later, most researchers will want to take advantage of the opportunity to try to research abroad. Doing so allows them the chance to exchange ideas and methods with other researchers who may have approached their common research topic from a different perspective. These kinds of research visits often take place in the context of an international research collaboration, both of which are considered to be important milestones in an academic career. However researching abroad also brings many challenges and complications.
Research abroad – Widening your horizons. Online Meet-up, 16th March 2021
Exchange of perspectives and experiences
among internationally engaged researchers. In
this meet-up interesting topics such as researching
abroad, visiting international conferences, building
international partnerships, and overcoming challenges
will be covered. Everyone from PhD students to senior
researchers is most welcome.
How has international research been affected by the current global pandemic? Insights from our research alumni network
Throughout 2020, the way in which we live and work has changed significantly due to COVID19. To see how international research partnerships were affected during this turbulent time, we reached out to members of our research alumni network and asked them about how their research has been affected. We received interesting insights from researchers based in many different countries, including China, Ghana, Mauritius, Brazil and the USA. The respondents also specialised in a wide range of different subjects, such as Engineering, Media Science, Physics, Social Work and Chemistry.
On the 18th of June 2020, the Welcome Center and the
Alumni Office, together with the Research Alumni
Programme, organised a virtual meetup between current
and former Humboldtians for them to get to know one
another and to share their insights into international
How to advance my international scientific career Hands-on training with international Research Alumni
On Friday, the 29th of November 2019, a workshop
took place within the framework of the Alumni Career
Day. This workshop was designed by the Research Alumni
Programme, and its objective was to allow experienced
international researchers to share their insights with
students hoping to begin their own international
scientific careers. This workshop was moderated by two
Research Alumni currently at the University of Siegen,
Dr. Daria Berdnikova and Dr. Fabiano Pinatti, with the
support of the Research Alumni Coordinator; Mr. Gerrit
Studio:RA | International perspectives in technology and media
On the 3rd of July 2019, there will be for the very
first time, a panel discussion - inspired by the
studio:A–Format - with international guest scientists
and Research Alumni. The topic will be: International
perspectives in technology and media. Learn from
experts - our Research alumni - how to advance your own
career.This event is for master, PhD and postdoctoral
students, aspiring researchers, and Alumni from all
academic disciplines with an interest in conducting
Young Talents meet Research Alumni
The Research Alumni Programme organised, in
cooperation with the House of Young Talents (HYT), the
event “Young Talents meet Research Alumni” on the 11th
December 2018. It allowed aspiring academics to benefit
from the expertise and experiences of research alumni.
Prof. Dr. Schädler welcomes two Ghanaian researchers to Siegen
For the University of Siegen, international
connections are very important in order to enrich
teaching and research with different ideas and
perspectives. These connections rely on the cultivating
of close personal relationships with researchers from
all across the world. Some of the most important
relationships for this purpose are those between
professors and Research Alumni, researchers who have
previously studied at the University of Siegen but are
now based elsewhere.
Exchange between various Research Alumni Programmes in Siegen
The fourth exchange meeting between the Research
Alumni Programmes of different universities took place
in September at the Unteres Schloss Campus of the
University of Siegen. Representatives from universities
all across Germany travelled to Siegen to take part.
The purpose of this meeting was to facilitate the
exchanging of experiences on the successfully
implemented measures of the respective researcher
alumni programmes as well as to examine questions on
the sustainable retention of research alumni at the
universities and long-term continuation of their
International Guest Researcher Day
For the first time, the "Day of International
Visiting Scholars" took place at the University of
Siegen on the 12th June, which the Research Alumni
Program had organised in cooperation with the
International Welcome Center and the University of
Siegen's Alumni Association. The focus was on the
exchange and research of international guest
researchers and their Siegen hosts from all schools.
The International Guest Researcher Day provided the
setting for the third annual reception at the Welcome
Center for international scientists and an appreciation
of selected Siegen scientists for their commitment to
international cooperation as well as their research
collaborations with international scientists and a
conference on science communication.
RA meeting at 25th anniversary of Prof Christ’s professorship
Another Research Alumni Network Meeting took place
within the department of Material Science and Material
Testing of the University of Siegen, headed by Prof.
Dr. Christ. This meeting took place within the context
of the 25th anniversary of Prof Christ’s professorship.
To mark the occasion, 3 academic researchers, all of
whom have previously conducted academic guest stays at
Christ’s department, came back to Siegen.
Network meeting in Darmstadt
The University of Siegen works hard to promote
scientific exchanges across the world. All across the
world there are Research Alumni, researchers who have
previously studied at the University of Siegen, who
have strong connections to the personnel based here at
the University. These connections need to be maintained
and strengthened through meetups and continued