Fostering international alumni relations through national initiatives

Lucie Matějková, DZS, Czech Republic Alumni Jana Dostálová, DAAD IP Prague, odborná referentka Athénaïs Surreau, Institut Français in Prague, head of Campus France in the Czech Republic Štěpán Hron, Ambassador of France Alumni in the Czech Republic Markéta Režová, DAAD alumna This session will present examples of French and German national alumni programmes as a useful tool to leverage connections established through international student communities followed by an introduction of the new Czech Republic Alumni national programme. By sharing the best practice on attraction and use of strategic company partnerships in combination with engaging international student alumni communities, the session will help schools understand why it is good to cooperate on a national level and what is the role of higher education institutions in such programmes.