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The WZB Alumni: A World Wide Network

Since the alumni network was founded in 2013, almost 800 former WZB employees have agreed to take part in the alumni network.

Our alumni newsletter regularly informs you about the alumni news and special events at the WZB. Please bear with us that we will mostly communicate via e-mail. If you wish to get additional information on the activities of the WZB, we recommend you to register on the regular WZB mailing list.

We are always interested in news from you: whether it is your current address or the one of a co-alumnus, a new position in academia or off-campus.

Christoph Albrecht, Knuth Dohse, Bernhard Glaeser and Tatjana Zieher are our informal alumni speakers. You can contact them here. Anyone willing to join them is more than welcome to alumni [at] (contact us).


Dr. Katrin Schwenk
Office for Networking and Development
Phone: +49 (0)30 25491-535
Fax: +49 (0)30 25491-514
Mail: alumni [at]

Become Alumna/Alumnus

Have you ever worked at the WZB, been a visiting/research fellow? Or were you an intern? Become a member of the WZB Alumni network - just register here or fill in the declaration of consent and send it to alumni [at]

WZB International Alumni Conference 2018 at the University of Oxford

From 13th to 15th June 2018, the WZB International Alumni Conference “The Social Sciences in Times of Brexit” took place at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. The conference was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. For a short report see here.

WZB-Alumni Interviews from 2014

Alumni reunion

The last alumni reunion took place on Thursday, 4th of May, 2017 at WZB. The event began with the discussion series "Young researchers meet politics", followed by the alumni meeting. Photos of the event are here.
To view pictures from our last alumni reunion from October 2015, please click here.

Alumni engagement

Our alumni are actively involved in the WZB in many ways - as "Friends of the WZB" or as mentors at our Career Day, advising and supporting young researchers with their knowledge and expertise.


The WZB in one sentence? Your best memory? We document it for you.

"The WZB combines the highest standards of social science with a public purpose to create the most intellectually stimulating places I have ever worked." (Prof. Mark Cassell, Kent State University)