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Dear VKI alumni,

The Association of the Alumni of the von Karman Institute was officially founded in 2008. Its headquarters are located at the same address as the VKI, and its website is hosted on the VKI servers. The Association presently regroups a little less than 500 persons having followed the VKI Diploma Course (until 2009) or the VKI Research Master (from 2010 on), as well as other persons having been for at least 9 months either Doctoral Candidates, or Post-Docs, or ARO’s, as well as Faculty members or Visiting Professors.

The aims of the Association are described in its Statutes, and are to promote exchange of information among Alumni and between Alumni and the VKI, to coordinate the organization of events of common interest and to perform actions favouring the further innovative development of VKI and enhancing its visibility. This is achieved through the present website, by editing a periodic Alumni Newsletter, by organizing social or professional meetings, by maintaining the Alumni Directory, by aiding the mobility of VKI students, doctoral candidates and research engineers through specific grants and by creating an Alumni Help Network.

There are two categories of members of the VKI-AA: Free Members, who do not pay any annual fee, and Full Members, who pay an annual fee of 50 € to contribute to the funding activities of the Association, for the benefit of the VKI students, either RM students or PhD candidates. Free and Full members of the association have access to specific private pages of this website, those accessible by Full Members providing more information as indicated on the menus at the left of this screen.

The 63rd Research Master student year of the VKI was successfully completed at the end of June 2019, and a description of the graduation ceremony is reported in the “News” pages of the VKI website. We are happy to announce that 31 VKI graduates of 2019 joined the association either as free or full members.

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A VKI Graduate's speech at the United Nations

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