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.

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 here).

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

For all alumni matters, please get in touch with: 

Alison Schlums
Alumni Officer
Phone: +49 331 288 2504

Newsletter: previous newsletters available here

There are further ways to keep up to date with current developments: you can follow PIK on social media channels, subscribe to rss feeds for news, or just keep an eye on PIK's News page.

PIK Alumni profiles

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

Where did our PIK PhDs go?

   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 Return Awards

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

Alumni news, publications, honours

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

PIK Research Alumni project 

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 ....

Friends and Promoters of PIK

Alumni activities are also supported by the Society of Friends and Promoters of PIK (Verein der Freunde und Förderer des PIK e.V.).