Alumni at Fraunhofer

Annually, around 1200 employees leave Fraunhofer in order to make their way in economy, academia, or in spin off companies. During their time at Fraunhofer, all of them have contributed to the success of their Institutes and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as a whole

This is one of several reasons for us to stay in contact and build stronger connections with our Fraunhofer alumni, to encourage discussions about our current research topics, and to focus on intensifying personal networking activities.

"For people who have worked for the Fraunhofer Society for a long time and who have mostly worked on their own initiative with great passion for their tasks, this phase has become an important part of their professional and private life. Networks have emerged which have not lost their meaning even after the departure of these individuals. The Fraunhofer Alumni Association makes the further development and maintenance of these personal relationships much easier. In addition, there is the pleasant feeling of being part of a community that one has come to appreciate," says Prof. Heinz Gerhäuser, former Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen.

 

Alumni Events 2017

More than 40 participants came to the first Fraunhofer alumni event outside Germany in Beijing. More Events for interantional Fraunhofer-Alumni will be offered next year.

 

What alumni really want

In a survey, Fraunhofer alumni were asked what expectations they have of the Fraunhofer-Alumni e.V. These results serve as a basis to make the membership of the association even more attractive for present and future members.

FAQs

How do I register for the Alumni association? What are the benefits of a membership? And what does it cost? – Answers to these and more questions can be found in the FAQs.

Become a member

As a member of the Fraunhofer Alumni e.V., you are an active part of the alumni network – regardless of where you are currently working or researching. The core is the Fraunhofer Alumni Portal.

Exclusive

  • Meet former colleagues and develop your network at the annual alumni meeting, the "Alumni Summit", on November 10, 2017 in Munich.
  • Read exclusively assessments of future-relevant scientific topics by Fraunhofer experts

Capable

  • Profit from scientific exchange with Fraunhofer experts – online and at events.
  • Share your skills in the Fraunhofer Alumni Network.

Personal

  • Stay connected to your home institute .
  • Get to know Fraunhofer alumni from the fields of business, science and politics.
  • Make new contacts at association events and on the Alumni Portal

Fraunhofer-Alumni e.V.

The Fraunhofer-Alumni-e.V. is a strong community of experts. Here, you can find out who can become a member of the Fraunhofer-Alumni-e.V.

Become am member

As a member of the Fraunhofer Alumni e.V., you are an active part of the alumni network – regardless of where you are currently working or researching. 

International

  • Network with Fraunhofer Fellows worldwide.
  • Stay up-to-date with international research news from the Fraunhofer world

For your career

  • We support your continuing education with an alumni discount of up to 20% at the Fraunhofer Academy
  • Use our Job Forum to climb the career ladder.
  • Extend your skills and become a mentor or consultant. 

Fraunhofer-Alumni-Events

 

Fraunhofer Alumni Meet-up in Beijing

More than 40 participants came to the first Fraunhofer alumni event outside Germany. At the German Center in Beijing, they attended exciting lectures by Fraunhofer experts and networking in the brewery.