FAQ – Topics & Events

1. What exactly is the area of Topics?

In the area of Topics, you will find editorial articles on topics from the fields of Germany and German language, Study & Continuing education and Science & Research as well as interesting news for Alumni and current tenders and proposals. Furthermore, you find an interactive explanation of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 goals for sustainable development in the section The Global Goals – powered by Alumni. The section also contains articles and interactive activities to join. All content in the area of Topics is freely accessible without registration on the Alumniportal.

In the area of Topics, we offer a wide range of diverse topics that are relevant for Germany-Alumni. There are also editorial articles in the Career magazine of our Jobs & Careers section. Many additional topics are also discussed on the Alumniportal. Hopefully there is something interesting for you too.

2. May I suggest a topic?

We would be pleased if you would like to suggest a topic and then perhaps promote it yourself in your own group in the Alumniportal´s community. Please write us your suggestion: redaktion(at)alumniportal-deutschland.org

3. Who are the authors of the articles in the area of Topics?

A team of editors write articles for the Alumniportal in close coordination with the Alumniportal’s content managers. Our aim is to find topics that are of interest to as many of our alumni as possible and that will encourage or continue further discussion in the community Of course, we are always open to suggestions. Would you like an article on a specific topic? Maybe we can provide it: redaktion(at)alumniportal-deutschland.org

4. Where can I find information on calls for proposals, tenders and funding programmes?

Information on current calls for proposals, tenders and funding programmes can be found under News. Please note that the Alumniportal itself does not award scholarships or financial support. We only refer to the offers of our partners and offers of third parties.

5. What kind of events will I find on the Alumniportal?

In the Events & Activities section of the Alumniportal you will find on-site events abroad and in Germany. You will also find events organized by the Alumniportal itself. In our Event calendar, you can look for events in your country or on a specific topic. There are interfaces with various partners, e.g. with the Goethe-Institut or with Kooperation International. Furthermore, the Alumniportal Deutschland organizes activities and hands-on projects, where everyone can participate virtually. In our section Digital Learning you will also find all current and past webinars as well as courses and quizzes.

6. How can I find events in my region?

Use our Event calendar to search for a region, a country or a topic.

7. Can I post an event?

Yes, as a registered member you can enter events yourself. In order to do this, log in and use our form for event entry. The editorial team will check your entry and activate it. Please note that we will only activate events that have no commercial purpose and that are relevant to our members, i.e. to Germany-Alumni. We reserve the right to change details in the event information if we feel it is necessary in terms of content.