Good reas­ons to join the GKW alumni net­work:

  • Attend our alumni events to    
  • Stay on campus - at least virtually – to connect you with current PhD students and postdocs. You can help advise graduates in the Arts and Humanities on their career planning and share your own experiences.
  • You help shape the events and services of the GKW
  • You decide which events you would like to participate in; participation in the network does not entail any obligations.

How can I participate?

Either register for our KOMO course or contact Dr. Anda-Lisa Harmening and she will record your data. 


In the KOMO course provided by GKW you will find portraits and contact details of alumni participating in the network. The course is linked below. The enrollment key can be obtained from Anda-Lisa Harmening. Please contact the Graduate Center KW by mail.

"Look for ca­reer paths out­side aca­demia early on."

Anna-Lena Berscheid did her doctorate in the field of sociology at the NRW Forschungskolleg. In the interview, she talks about her experiences during the doctoral phase and why she chose a career outside of academia.

Start of the alumni pro­gramme at GKW

We are pleased to announce the launch of our alumni programme. We are therefore currently working to acquire alumni for the programme and to build and expand our network according to your interests and concerns. We welcome referrals to alumni you know.

I will be happy to help you:

business-card image Anda-Lisa Harmening

Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Write email +49 5251 60-3913