Dr. Silke Tönsjost
Max Voit


Staying in Touch: BIGS-DR Alumni

BIGS-DR educates future decision makers for an international career in a development-oriented context. Our BIGS-DR alumni do some amazing work all over the world in international and national develoment organizations. Many are affiliated closely with government agencies, research institutes and universities.

A career survey about BIGS-DR alumni showed that roughtly 70% of our graduates from a developing or transition economy returned to their home country to take up positions in fields of research, teaching, administration, and governance. 9% of the alumni found jobs in international organizations like the World Bank, CGIAR centers, or United Nations organizations. 2% found postdoc positions in a development related context in Germany. 15% found a job in another OECD country.

A list of our alumni can be found under under our staff section.

Staying Connected

Additional alumni networks can be found:

University of Bonn:
DAAD alumni:
Alumniportal Deutschland (APD):

Alumni Newsletters

Our annual newsletter lists all of our alumni accomplishments, and any new gradutes that have joined the BIGS-DR alumni network.