25 stipends for Hertie School and CIVICA alumni to attend “Future of Work” workshop and Alumni Reunion

Focus is on AI, data science and digital transformation and on strengthening CIVICA network.

Alumni from the Hertie School the CIVICA university network are invited to apply for 25 stipends to a workshop on The Future of Work: AI, Data Science and Digital Transformation on 14 and 15 May. The stipends, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), also include a session on strengthening the network of partners in CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences, and attendance at the subsequent Hertie School Alumni Reunion 2020 on 15-17 May.

The stipend covers participants’ flights, accommodation and meals during the workshop and the Alumni Reunion. In total, 25 alumni (approx. 50% from the Hertie School and 50% from other CIVICA universities) are eligible to participate. 

The workshop aims to strengthen and connect the alumni networks within the CIVICA alliance, founded by the Hertie School and seven other institutions from France, Hungary, Italy, Romania, the UK and Sweden. The Hertie School reunion includes master classes, city tours, and career and networking opportunities.

Workshop: The Future of Work: AI, Data Science and Digital Transformation

Several CIVICA partners have data science programmes, among others, the Hertie School Data Science Lab. The lab is a research and training hub that tackles societal challenges with computational and data-intensive methods. Its mission is to foster, advance and promote excellence in data science research, education and application to enable better decision-making for the common good.

The workshop objective. Developing skills in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) have been identified as major challenges by the world’s leading economies, including Germany, the UK and the USA. Their AI skills strategies aim to equip citizens for the impact of next generation technology on their jobs and on the labour market. Evidence shows a fast-growing demand for expertise in AI, data science, and digital domains.

This workshop brings together alumni from the CIVICA partners and top researchers from partner data science programmes to discuss the skills needed in the Future of Work as well as in the workplace of today.

Your application

Is your work related to data in either the public, private or the third sector? Do you feel that you could contribute to these questions and the CIVICA alumni network? Find out below if you are eligible for the workshop, apply and spread the word!


  • You are an alum of the Hertie School or any other CIVICA university in our network (Bocconi University, Central European University, the European University Institute, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Sciences Po, the Stockholm School of Economics or the London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • You will be able to attend the entire workshop, including the evening sessions and the reunion (altogether 14-17 May 2020)

To apply please send us the following documents in one PDF:

  • Your CV, which includes the following information:
    • Your current main place of residence
    • The name of your university, programme and year of your graduation
  • A letter of motivation that includes a reflection on The Future of Work: AI, Data
    Science and Digital Transformation
    , how it impacts your work and how you could contribute to the workshop, as well as some ideas on how you would like to support or contribute to the international CIVICA alumni network (maximum of 1 page)

Please send all documents to alumnirelations[at]hertie-school[dot]org by 15 March 2020

Apply, come to Berlin, meet interesting alumni from all CIVICA universities, attend exciting discussions on Data Science, and join the Hertie School Alumni Reunion!
A detailed workshop programme will be available soon.

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