The alumni network is your option to stay involved and connected with the MercatorGlobe Community. We regularly present opportunities for you to network within the community, take part in trainings and workshops and realise collective projects.


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Whether international understanding, science, education, culture or politics: Many qualified women in our network tell us about considerable challenges they face when ascending to management levels or in leadership positions in their institutions. The program "Mercatora" offers Mercator alumnae the opportunity to exchange ideas and advise one another in a structured manner during a year-long seminar program. Alumnae receive an intensive career training off-the-job and learn strategies for professional and personal development in small groups and a safe and trusting environment among female peers. As part of the program, they can exchange ideas and experiences with other alumnae and experienced female experts from the Stiftung Mercator network. In addition, all participating alumnae ("Mercatoras") from recent program years organize joint activities and network meetings outside of the seminar series.

Mercator Winter Forum

The next Mercator Winter Forum is scheduled for 2025.

The Mercator Winter Forum brings the network together on-site and invites participants to engage with a focus topic in various formats. The networking event thrives on the themes and contributions of our alumni and partners. Check out our video here for a glimpse into the program of our last Mercator Winter Forum in Essen in 2020.

We look forward to your ideas and to see you again!

Completed projects

Mercator Alumni Language Learning Grant & Mercator Alumni Fund

Both programs are completed since 2023

We thank you for your continued interest in our alumni language grant and the alumni fund. We have always been pleased to support you in learning new languages and supporting your projects. Unfortunately, a further call for both programs is not planned. In the future, we would like to increasingly create platforms and forums that promote exchange and collaboration and support you more effectively. We are, of course, happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us!

Would you like to get involved – and perhaps organise an alumni event or run a workshop? Please contact us at: