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Connect. Engage. Empower.

Early- to mid-career researchers like you matter: grad students, postdocs, young professors and group leaders are the backbone of science and research. As academics who pursue a career in other sectors you use your skills to foster progress in business, politics, and non-profits

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum, the GSO Leadership Academy and the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund seek to empower you as the next generation of academics to achieve more independence and recognition. AlumNode is a collaboration of these organizations. There are many alumni platforms available, however AlumNode is designed to connect researchers and scientists who usually would not meet.

Our alumni have diverse backgrounds in disciplines ranging from astrophysics and mathematics to politics and history. They work in academia as well as in the private, public and non-profit sectors from all corners of the globe.

AlumNode is funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH as well as the Max Planck Society.

To register as a member in AlumNode you must have participated in one of the three programs.


News | June 8, 2020

Silence Is Never Neutral; Neither Is Science

Ignoring science’s legacy of racism or a wider culture shaped by white supremacy doesn’t make scientists “objective“.  Read more...
News | May 15, 2020

Get to know your AlumNode Community - this time: Oluwasefunmi

Our alumni regularly present themselves to the community. Last time, it was Jimoh (news from January). This time Oluwasefunmi tells us more about her career path. She is also the group leader of one of our AlumNode Projects.  Read more...
News | May 11, 2020

Community Engagement: A Starter Pack for Scientists

Altough community-engaged research takes longer than conventional research, this method can help you develop your reserach more effectively.  Read more...
News | May 8, 2020

8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum Postponed

Digital alternatives planned to connect researchers this year 
News | May 7, 2020

Talking Science: Alumnus Felix Günther speaks in the final round of FameLab Germany

Alumnus Felix accepted the challenge of speaking in public about his research field - Mathematics. As one of nine finalists, he will use his communication skills to talk about the influence of mathematics and toilet paper!  Read more...
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