WIDER Alumni

UNU-WIDER provides alumni with an opportunity for lifelong engagement with the Institute and the growing WIDER community.

About WIDER Alumni

WIDER Alumni connects former UNU-WIDER PhD Fellows, Visiting scholars, research collaborators and personnel who share a unique and rich experience of learning and working together as the people behind the institute's research and operations.

Today, our alumni are located all around the globe. Many are researchers and academics at prestigious institutions, others are development professionals involved in policy processes. Meanwhile, many of our former operations personnel go on to work for various UN agencies, government offices, academic institutions, and NGOs.


Stay connected

Alumni can connect through WIDER Development Conferences and other events around the world, in Helsinki, and online. Through UNU-WIDER, alumni have access to valuable professional opportunities and career advice. Their stories are promoted through UNU-WIDER’s online articles, in blogs, and on the institute’s social media pages. They can also serve as alumni committee members and ambassadors as drivers of local activities and events.

If you are a UNU-WIDER alum who has spent time at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, at our country offices, or has collaborated with us at a distance, we want to stay in touch.

We welcome you to visit this WIDER Alumni page regularly.  You can also keep in touch through LinkedIn, and through the Twitter hashtag #WIDERAlumni.

The UNU-WIDER Alumni Engagement Office is your contact point on all alumni activities. Send us an email to find out how to get involved and to update your profile details: