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Frequently Asked Questions

What does "alumni" mean?
Who are the alumni? 

Why does University of Gothenburg have an alumni network?

Questions about the University of Gothenburg alumni database:

Why should I register?
I don't have a Swedish civic registration number. What do I do?

What happens when you have registered?

Is there more than one alumni database at the University of Gothenburg? 

What do I do if my personal details are confidential or if my identity is protected?
Why can't I log in with my password?
What do I do if I can't log in with my password or have forgotten my password?
How do I change my user information?

Why can't I find all the details about my friends from the University?
Why can't I input my postcode?
How do I log into the alumni network with my LinkedIn account?


What does "alumni" mean?
Alumni are former students of a university. The word is the masculine plural form of "alumnus", meaning "pupil" or "nurseling", from the Latin "alere", which means "nourish", "nurse" or "foster". The corresponding feminine forms are the singular "alumna" and the plural "alumnae". In English "alumni" tends to be used as a generic term incorporating the masculine and the feminine.

Who are the alumni?
In most cases alumni are former students who have an undergraduate/ postgraduate degree or have 60 hp from University of Gothenburg (including colleges that have over the years been incorporated in the University).

Why does University of Gothenburg have an alumni network?
The University of Gothenburg are interested in finding out about the occupation and workingplace of the alumni, in order to allow their experiences to benefit current and future students in developing new programmes, courses and external contacts.

Good relations with alumni in their professional lives, may result in opportunities for work experience and placements, exam projects and collaborative research.

In return you can sign in to the University of Gothenburg alumni database, and keep in touch with your alma mater. You can receive information about education, research and professional development through a newsletter, and get invited to reunions, lectures and other events.

It is free of charge to join the alumni network.

Many universities and colleges have an alumni network intended to establish and enhance a lasting relationship of mutual benefit with its alumni. Our alumni are important ambassadors for the University and its future development, and form a vital part of the University’s relationship with the local community and with society at large.

Why should I register?
When you register in the University of Gothenburg Alumni Network you will be able to develop a rewarding relation for all parts. By keep you alumni profile up to date, you can tell us what you want to receive from us and in what way you want to be engaged.

Please enter your email address because most information, will only be sent electronically.

I don't have a Swedish personal identity number. What do I do?
If you do not know the Swedish personal identity number that you were given as a student at University of Gothenburg, please contact the administrator of the alumni database and we will check and send it to you as soon as possible.


What happens when I have registered?
You will log in by verifying your email address or by logging in with your LinkedIn account. Your new alumni page will be your access point to your alumni profile, and you will no longer need a username and password to log in.

Is there more than one alumni database at the University of Gothenburg?
No, there is only one database for alumni, but the various faculties, departments and degree programmes can set up log-in boxes on their own local alumni webpages. As a result you may receive different web addresses from your contacts with the University. You can always use the central alumni webpages at www.gu.se/alumn to log into the alumni database.

What do I do if my personal details are confidential or if my identity is protected?
As a public body University of Gothenburg is subject to the Principle of Public Access to information. This means that the information in the database IS NOT protected by secrecy. If your personal details are confidential or if your identity is protected you should be careful about divulging this information and we recommend that you do not register. If you still want to register and get information from us you need to contact the administrator of the database first, to get the security marking on your profile removed.  

What do I do if I can't log in with my password or have forgotten my password?
Your new alumni page will be your access point to your alumni profile, and you will no longer need a username and password to log in. You will log in by verifying your email address or by logging in with your LinkedIn account.

How do I change my user information?
You will log in by verifying your email address or by logging in with your LinkedIn account. On your alumni page you can change all  information about yourself.

Why can’t I find all the details about my friends from university?
The new alumni system is not a portal solution, which means that you no longer can see any other alumni. 

Why can't I input my postcode?
The system is set to take the standard Swedish five-digit postcode. Please make sure you choose the correct country in the scroll-down menu before you change the postcode. This will change the setting and make it possible to change the postcode. If it still does not work, or if your details are not saved properly when they are updated, please contact the administrator of the alumni database.

 

 

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