A vibrant alumni network is the cornerstone of enabling future collaborations to develop from the connections made at the HLF. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) is driven to cultivate a community of alumni that are supported by career development, mentoring programs, workshops, interactive get-togethers, interviews and blog posts.


At the heart of the HLFF alumni efforts is AlumNode, a cooperation with the German Scholars Organization (GSO) and funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, that provides a dynamic platform connecting researchers and scientists from diverse backgrounds. Alumni of the HLF, the GSO Leadership Academy, the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund and the KlarText Award for Science Communication can utilize the network to collaborate and advance their careers.


HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action

In order to illuminate the individual HLFs and to showcase the projects, collaborations and career developments of our alumni, the HLFF Spotlight series features select examples in brief interviews or video documentaries.


HLFF Inspiring Minds

The HLFF Inspiring Minds project strives to support and guide HLF alumni in choosing their individual career paths in mathematics and computer science – regardless of gender, nationality or cultural background.
On the HLFF Inspiring Minds platform, the HLF alumni get the unique opportunity to interact and build meaningful relationships with laureates and experts from academia, business and industry. The project is a collaboration between the HLFF and the MCI – The Entrepreneurial School®.