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UNU-WIDER launches alumni programme


UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce the launch of its alumni programme.

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

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. 

About WIDER Alumni 

WIDER Alumni (#WIDERAlumni) 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, and 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.

Upcoming meet-up in Bogota 

Between 5-7 October, UNU-WIDER alumni are welcome to join us in Bogotá, Colombia for the WIDER Development Conference on Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time in partnership with UNIANDES. Details on the alumni meet-up will be shared with participants in the coming weeks.

Stay in touch

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 our Alumni web page regularly. 

You can also keep in touch through Facebook, and LinkedIn, or follow the discussion on Twitter at #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: alumni@wider.unu.edu.

Great minds think WIDER.

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