Research Project “African Alumni and Diaspora of European Study Programmes”

Are you an African alumnus of a European study programme? And have you been financially supported either by the Erasmus Mundus programme, programmes of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), or other programmes by German or French institutions?

We would like to invite you to participate in our research on the role of African Alumni of European study programmes in strengthening higher education in their country of origin and the career path of African Alumni post-graduation. This research is commissioned on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG-EAC). Through this study, DG-EAC aims to acquire knowledge that can be used to organise future European Commission programmes in a way that the role of alumni with regard to strengthening higher education in Africa can be reinforced.

The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) is part of the team conducting this research. The institute is involved in the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Global Studies. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact us at: african.alumni(at)