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Dear alumni,

2019 has been a year full of developments in Global Health and of activitities for the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. Our group of alumni is made up of 210 participants representing more than 60 countries. Various workshops were held, both in Germany and regional.
For example:

  • "Challenges for international MScIH graduates to re-integrate in LMIC” held in Bammental / Heidelberg, from September 1-7, 2019.
  • "Non-communicable diseases" September 15-22, 2019.
  • "Child labor, serfdom and modern forms of slavery in Southeast Asia" November 3-10, 2019 in Nagaland, Northeastern India

The meeting of the students of the 1993 promotion in September 2019 is also worth noting and who were also able to attend the graduation ceremony of the students of the MSc in International Health. In addition to the above, more than 100 messages with global health content, calls for events and job posts were sent during 2019.

To the recent graduates of the master, the doctorate and the other courses, welcome to be part of the alumni and this group in HAInet!
For all alumni, the teaching and administrative staff and each and every person who in one way or another has supported the activities of the Alumni in person or virtually, we wish you wonderful days of rest and reflection for you all and your loved ones. May 2020 be full of achievements and well-being for you, for your families and friends and for each of your regions and people.


Felipe Mejia Medina
HIGH Alumni Representative

Alumni Global Health is the group for past students of the Master of Science in International Health, PhD, Short Courses and other courses associated with the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. There are currently about 210 members representing more than 60 countries in the world. The group is hosted on the HAInet platform where we carry out the following activities:

  • Weekly message available only on the platform with notifications on your registered email with interesting contents related to Global Health.
  • Academic events are announced on the pinboard.
  • Forums for further discussions when needed.
  • Profiles of all participants and contact information.

How to join

In order to join the Alumni Network, please register here. If you are already registered connect with HAInet and the Global health Group here. Or login at our main page here.

Recent Events


Challenges for international MScIH graduates to reintegrate in LMIC

September 01-08, 2019 Town Hall Bammental


Alumni sharing their experiences with you.

Mark Donald Reñosa, M.Sc. - Philippines

Studying International Health at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) is extraordinary and an amazing experience. I saw how our class’s diversity in professions and previous experiences brought so many unique perspectives and depth to our coursework. Together, we explored global health issues related to migration, climate change, human rights, inequality and inequities. The class was authentic together, as we shared open dialogues and learned from the experiences of our different classmates and professors. I discovered the most meaningful challenges often have the deepest roots and are the most difficult things to talk about. Yet these are exactly what we discussed, analyzed and reflected upon. Global health efforts transcend borders. And diverse groups of health professionals like us demonstrate how it is possible to overcome those differences and show promise that these efforts can be successful by connecting with our soul and humanity. Thank you HIGH, I am forever grateful.

Zahra Moudi, Ph.D. - Iran

Studying abroad was always a dream, that was actualized with coming to Heidelberg. I experienced a new method of studying and was introduced with great people. About Alumni it was excellent. Every time I learn many new things e.g. helping me a lot to write my article during Alumni sessions and I bring all these new experiences and knowledge to my students. My experiences in Heidelberg help them to see the world from a new perspective.

Salamat Khandker, Dr. med. - Pakistan

the Master Course at the University of Heidelberg has given me a new paradigm of life. I am thankful to my respected thesis guide Dr. Med. Sigrid Volter. My field work at the Aga Khan University Karachi was interesting although gathered some negative experiences with government personnel at the Karachi Airport. Each and every person of the Heidelberg team was very supportive and cooperative. My special thanks go to Dr. Pitt Reitmayer.