BIGS-DR alumni

BIGS-DR aims to educate future decision makers for an international career in a development-oriented context. As a result, our graduates go on to do some amazing work. BIGS-DR alumni 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 country 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, BGIAR 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.

Further alumni networks

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

ZEF database of development experts

Professional profiles of alumni of ZEF's Doctoral Studies Program, former ZEF researchers and fellows.


BIGS-DR coordination team

Dr. Günther Manske
Ms. Maike Retat-Amin

Email: docp.zef(@)


Genscherallee 3
53113 Bonn

Tel. +49 (0)228 73 1792

Fax +49 (0)228 73 1839