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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.

We are happy to announce that the von Karman Institute will celebrate its 65th anniversary on 3 and 4 June 2022. This Ceremony was originally planned on 17 and 18 December 2021, but had to be  postponed due to the Covid pandemic restrictions. The VKI alumni are warmly  invited to attend this two-days events.

Friday June 3rd will be devoted to the Alumni Association General Assembly and the scientific sessions, ending with a cocktail and the traditional alumni dinner. On Saturday June 4th, the alumni and their families will visit the labs with our faculty members and engineers and discover the latest experiments performed at VKI. After the visit, we invite you to join the VKI staff and students for an informal reception around 1:00 pm.

It is now time to confirm your participation by officially registering on the dedicated webpage: https://www.vki.ac.be/index.php/home-v16/65th-vki-anniversary

On this page, you will find the complete programme of the celebration, the registration button and the list of recommended hotels. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to pay for the alumni dinner either online (with Paypal) or offline via bank transfer.

We look forward to welcoming you in June.

With our best regards,

Christelle Debeer

On behalf of the VKI 65th Anniversary Organising Committee

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