About us

The “Association of Friends, Sponsors and Participants in the ”Master of Peace and Security Studies (M.P.S.)” at Universität Hamburg e.V. “, or short MPS Alumni Association, was founded in 2003 on the initiative of the first MPS course. The members are current and former students as well as lecturers, friends, and other sponsors of the institute and the study course.

The association sees itself as a link between former and new MPS students and supports them with practical experience, events and educational offers. Our activities revolve around three pillars:

  1. supporting the current MPS students,
  2. connecting students and alumnae, and
  3. providing a professional network in the peace and conflict area.

Our work is based on the annual plan of the MPS course. The most important activities of the association include the annual contact exchange (JobDay) for the students, networking of the members, organization of events such as the midterm barbecue, panel discussions on current topics or doctoral workshops, as well as the continuous update of the “M.P.S. Survival Guide” with answers to all questions about studying at the IFSH.

The association is very interested in connecting alumni with potential employers. If you have any questions or offers for internships and jobs, please feel free to contact us. We will pass this on to our members.

Information on the course can be found on the IFSH website at https://www.ifsh.de/en/teaching/mps