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Albert’s Global Researcher Network

With Albert’s Global Researcher Network, the University of Cologne has implemented a resourceful and fruitful network of researchers who have spent time at our university or affiliated institutions, be it as a PhD-student, Postdoc-researcher, or guest professor. 

The name refers to the academic spiritus rector of the University of Cologne, Albertus Magnus (1200-1280), a famous medieval scholar, whose international research career can be considered a model and inspiration for the network.

We would like for this network to be beneficial to all involved. We support incoming international scholars from the beginning, and strive for a sustainable connection that reaches far beyond their first stay at our university. We also support the hosting institutes in maintaining their contact or getting back in touch with their international scholars after their stay in Cologne. 

For our concept, developed to accomplish these goals, we have been awarded as one of the winning universitys in the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Research Alumni Competition. 

This concept includes the following opportunities for you:

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  • Albert's Researcher Reunion Grant
  • Short Term Scholarship as Start-Up Funding
  • 500 € per week
  • Researcher Alumnus/a
  • Plus
  • UoC Collaboration Partner
  • establishing new or reviving former relations
  • See you in Cologne!

Our re-invitation programme can help you resume academic cooperations or initiate new ones.

We offer several scholarships per year for short stays of up to two months... read more

Together with their former hosts, researcher alumni of the University of Cologne can apply for a Scholarship that supports their participation at conferences (congress/workshop/scientific meeting) organised by the UoC or affiliated Institutes... read more


Join the network via our registration form!



Frank Hasenstab (MA)