Stronger efforts to preserve contact with alumni

Science and Technology is currently sending out 25,000 invitations to former students and employees to become members of the Aarhus University's alumni network and to take part in the Science and Technology Alumni Day on 5 April 2018.

2018.02.09 | Julie Øst Andersson

Science and Technology is inviting former students and employees to Alumni Day on 5 April. Alumni Day is an opportunity to meet old student friends and to network with others with the same academic interests. This picture is from an alumni event at Aarhus BSS. Photo: Lars Kruse

As part of the general efforts to enhance our outreach to society and to strengthen cooperation with the business community, Science and Technology has launched an initiative to increase the membership of Aarhus University's alumni network of former faculty students and employees.

"We have a strong desire to strengthen contact with the business community, and it’s a good idea to use our former students and employees. They’re the best ambassadors for our study programmes and research, and they’re our key the business community," said Vice-dean Søren Rud Keiding.

Besides closer contacts with the university, members of the network can also enjoy a number of other benefits, including:

  • opportunity to attend a series of lectures at the Folkeuniversitet (an institution running lectures for the public about research etc.)
  • invitations to exclusive academic events
  • discounts on selected books
  • invitations to networking activities.

If you are not a member of the network, sign up hereWe would be grateful if you could pass on information about the network to your former fellow students and colleagues from Aarhus University.

Read more about the alumni network at Science and Technology

Alumni Day, 5 April 2018

Departments and centres across Science and Technology have been toiling over the past couple of months to put together academically relevant events to allow alums a sneak peek at the most recent research within their field of interest, and to give them an opportunity to meet old student friends, say hello to teachers and revisit laboratories. 

The faculty will be opening its doors to the first joint Alumni Day on Thursday, 5 April 2018. Alumni Day consists of a total of 11 subject tracks in various academic disciplines.

"The focal point of the events at the departments isn’t so much the academic content as it is the social aspect and the opportunity to network. I'm personally looking forward to saying hello to old friends and hearing about what sort of career their time at the Department of Chemistry has given them," said Søren Rud Keiding.

If you are already a member of the alumni network, you can register for Alumni Day here. Most of the programmes will be in Danish. However, the programme at Food, Nanoscience and Molecular Biology and Genetics will be in English. See their programmes and sign up here.

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