Alumni Summer Schools
The GLU programme hosts an annual GLU Alumni Summer School supported by the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), which strengthens the network's links between former GLU students.
Scholars, trade union leaders and former students of the Global Labour University Programs are invited to become members of an Alumni & Friends Network. The members are informed regularly about the latest GLU developments.
Regardless of where they come from and in which sector they work, Alumni are a vital part of the GLU. They spearhead the project of fostering international solidarity in the world of work and join various campaigns and events.
One of the noteworthy aspects of the network is its international composition with over 71 countries represented in the GLU alumni network. Approximately, 75% of alumni come from the global South, predominantly from Africa.
Since the foundation of the GLU in 2004, almost 800 unionists and labour experts graduated with a master’s degree from the seven partner universities in South Africa ( Wits ), India ( JNU and TISS ), Brazil ( UNICAMP ), United States ( PennState ) and Germany ( Kassel University / Berlin School of Economics and Law ).
The alumni of the GLU programs are forming a vibrant international community of trade unionists, labour researchers and activists. The GLU looks forward to many more years of training trade unionists on relevant policy issues for the labour movement. For this reason, organisations keep in touch with their alumni regardless of where they work and reside.
A 2017-2018 survey among the GLU alumni indicates a significant increase in either trade union participation generally or an advancement in the personal and professional standing within the trade union movement following participation in a GLU programme. This is also evident in various alumni testimonials.
Well-known scholars, trade union leaders and former students of the Global Labour University Programs will be invited to become members of an Alumni & Friends Network. The members will be informed regularly about GLU activities and will be asked to give advice and assistance to the organisation.
In case you would like to benefit from the study experiences of former GLU students (alumni), you can contact some of them directly via the addresses below.
We are trying to keep your data up-to-date in our GLU Alumni database. Please use the link below to update your data. In case you want to know about your current data saved, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are willing to become an informal co-advisor for current GLU students, please complete this survey. Below, you can download the list (Excel file) of all co-adviser alumni & their data provided through the survey.