Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg Alumni USA

Heidelberg Alumni USA (HAUS) is the alumni initiative for all former students, lecturers, professors or staff of Heidelberg University who live or work in the US.

HAUS represents a little piece of Heidelberg at home in the States and offers with its alumni network the possibility of maintaining old friendships as well as establishing new contacts and of staying up to date with news from Heidelberg and the university.

Are you interested? Become a member of HAUS. The registration is free and can be made online. We are looking forward to your participation and your ideas for HAUS!


HAUS Aktuell

New team in New York

The New York branch office of Heidelberg University saw two changes of staff this year: The Heidelberg University Association, HAUS and HAI are delighted to introduce Amanda Rohm Daquila, the new Executive Director, and Melanie Grossmann, her new team member.


Amanda stepped into her new role as Executive Director taking over from Irmintraud "Jimmie" Jost. Amanda has a strong background in international education and nonprofit experience. She served as Senior Program Director at Cultural Vistas in New York City, an international educational nonprofit organization. She is very familiar with alumni work as she oversaw the founding and development of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Alumni Association (CBYXAA) in her previous position during the last years. In early 2019, as part of the Wunderbar Together campaign, she organized the Transatlantic Alumni Conference in Washington, DC in close cooperation with the American Bundestag Network.

After 25 years in New York Jimmie has returned to Germany, having accepted a position with the city of Heidelberg to support the science organizations and community there. So HAI will stay in touch with Jimmie, now being an alumna of Heidelberg University herself, also in her new job position. Already in May Lisa Vitale left the New York office to fully concentrate on her translation business. We send our best wishes to Jimmie and Lisa for their successful future. Now being alumnae of Heidelberg University themselves we hope to stay in touch via the alumni network.

The work of Lisa is now in the hands of Melanie Grossmann. Melanie focused in her previous work on event management and corporate design. On both sides of the Atlantic she organized numerous activities and events for companies of all sizes in the technology, ecommerce & advertising industries. Moreover, she has substantial knowledge and experience in corporate presentation designing, website coordination as well as graphic design..

With their competences and experiences the two new colleagues are the perfect team to tackle the continuous extension and strengthening of HAUS and the Heidelberg University Association. We are looking forward to our cooperation and - also in the name of the Heidelberg alumni - cordially welcome Amanda and Melanie to the team.


HAUS Special

2019 Heidelberg Giving Day

On October 18, 1386, Universitšt Heidelberg officially opened its doors to the very first students. We will honor this historic date once again with our annual, 24-hour, online fundraising drive on 18 October 2019.
Your donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. These 24 hours make a big difference, and every dollar counts!
For further details and to make YOUR donation please see here.

HAUS Scholarships

We are very proud of the scholarship opportunities for students offered by our HAUS alumni. With the HAUS Scholarship study abroad stays at Heidelberg University are supported, with the new HAUS International Summer School Scholarship participatio in the International Summer School of German Language and Culture at Heidelberg University are supported.

HAUS Blatt

The Heidelberg Alumni U.S. newsletter is published twice a year and informs on activities and events of HAUS.

HAUS Mentoring - Pilot project

Alumni give advice - benefit from the alumni's extensive experiences with our Mentoring Programme


Activities of the club

*** Registration is now open ***

San Diego, CA

08.-11. November 2019

HAUS Annual National Meeting

You are cordially invited to join this year's HAUS National meeting at the West Coast! We hope you can join us. Auf Wiedersehen in San Diego!


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7 October 2019
New York
The Club
Jubilee - 10 Years HAUS