- Alexander von Humbold-Stiftung prämiert Konzept zur Vernetzung der Forscher-Alumni
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 5/2016"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 4/2017"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 1/2018"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 2/2018"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 3/2018"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 1/2019"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 2/2019"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 3/2019"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 1/2020"
- Forscher-Alumni im "Querschnitt 2/2020"
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.
News from the network
Using digitality to improve our healthcare system
Prof. Dr. Christoph Strünck, dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Siegen, is a social scientist. Dr. Kazim Topuz serves as an Assistant Professor specializing in Business Analytics and Operations Management at the Collins College of Business, University of Tulsa, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together, they conduct interdisciplinary research into our healthcare system. Click here to read more.
A strong cooperation on fragile matters
Prof. Dr. Anna Pandolfi and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Weinberg are currently investigating a special type of concrete. Concrete is a construction material particularly apt to sustain compressive loads, but this material performs less well when exposed to impact or long-term vibrations that induce a tensile state. Tensions are dangerous because they may cause cracks, which shorten the life of the material.Likewise, repetitive vibrations may reduce the mechanical properties of the material. The scientists and their team have been trying to develop a material that consists of concrete with inclusions that can absorb some of the mechanical energy. In this way, part of the vibration energy can be subtracted from the concrete which is then no longer so strongly exposed to this energy. This material could then be used, for example, under the rails of trains or under rotating machines in oil drilling Click here to read more.
Building Bridges: Empowering Rural Ghana with ICT Solutions.
Most rural communities in Ghana, citizens find it difficult or are even sometimes not able to access basic public services such as education and health facilities. Inadequate information communication and dissemination also limits their ability to participate in local government activities. The Nsawam-Adoagyiri and Suhum municipalities in the Eastern region of Ghana are no exception. Prof. Schädler's team is researching in these and other municipalities in Ghana on ways to integrate the rural population more into social and public life. They are looking at ways in which ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies) can be used to bridge the communication gap in rural communities in Ghana. Prof. Dr. Johannes Schädler is heading the research team, which is part of the Centre for Planning and Development of Social Services (ZPE). This highly reputed research center is engaged in the planning and development of social infrastructure on a local level. Dr. Paul Kwaku Larbi Anderson is a member of the FACIL-ICT Ghana research team. Click here to read more.
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 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.
Our Programme, your participation
Keep in touch, share your experience, return for research, on-side activities,...
Keep in touch, share your
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
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
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.
as ambassador, as mentor,...
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.
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.