The Potsdam Institute is keen to keep in contact with its alumni in Germany and worldwide - both former PIK staff members and former guest researchers.

PIK maintains a contact database for former staff members and guest researchers from all Research Departments. This helps the institute stay in touch with its alumni as well as giving insights on their careers and successes. Where possible, we like to inform our alumni about developments at PIK, and sometimes reach out to them to benefit from their expertise or experience.

Are you a former staff member or international guest researcher and would you like to join the PIK Alumni network? We'd be happy to welcome you! Please fill in this short online registration (or print and fill in the registration form (english / german)).

PIK Alumni profiles

Explore the whereabouts and profiles of former PIK researchers and staff members. Read more here ...

Friends of PIK

Alumni activities are supported by the Society of Friends and Promoters of PIK. Website

For all alumni matters, please get in touch with:

Alison Schlums
Alumni Officer
Phone: +49 331 288 2504

Keeping in touch

PIK Alumni receive a biannual alumni newsletter and occasional other information from PIK. In return we are always pleased to hear their news!

Previous newsletters available here.

Keep up to date with PIK's latest News or follow PIK on social media.

Profile_5 The PIK internal database is only accessible via the PIK network. For instructions on using the database click here.

Please encourage your former colleagues to register, if you can't find them in the database.

PhD-hat-small A study looking at where PIK doctoral candidates go after completing their doctorate showed that many of them remain in the region. Read more here ...

Alumni activities at PIK were funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation under its Research-Alumni Strategies "for Newcomers" programme from 2016 to 2018.

The project focused especially on international researchers or "Research Alumni". Read more here ....

Four PIK Alumni made return visits in 2018. Read more here ....

book News from our Alumni. Read more here ....