Frequently Asked Questions

In case you were wondering...

...Who is eligible and what are the terms and conditions?

The eligibility criteria are available here. Click here for the Terms and Conditions.

...Why should I sign-up to the CERN Alumni Community?

The CERN Alumni platform allows members to network within an inclusive and cohesive alumni community composed of CERN Alumni, partners and stakeholders. In addition to offering its members exclusive networking opportunities, it provides them with the possibility of becoming recognised ambassadors for CERN and fundamental physics. The platform also hosts job opportunities posted by both members of the community and

...How can I sign up?

Send us the request to join. We will check our database and confirm that you are eligible. You will then receive a confirmation email and will be rapidly able to sign up and connect to the platform.

... I am having trouble connecting to

The alumni platform uses CERN SSO (Single Sign On) for your protection. You can login with a CERN account, a CERN lightweight account, a public service account or your organisation or institute account, so long as this is the email address you used to sign up to the alumni network. For more information please watch this tutorial.

...I am working at CERN as a Staff member, User, Technical Student, Fellow etc, can I register?

By definition current CERN Members are not Alumni, however signing up to the programme is not restricted to just alumni. We encourage you to join the community whilst at CERN as you will be able to access the network and benefit from all it has to offer!

...As an alumnus/alumna is it possible to come back to CERN?

If you wish to come back to CERN to see your ex-colleagues, take part in training open to CERN Alumni or an event organised at CERN, you may request access to CERN via the Office for Alumni Relations. Access will only be granted for the specific time and date indicated. See the Benefits page for further information.

...Which browser can I use to connect to

Chrome (Webkit), Internet Explorer v9+, Firefox v17+, Firefox tablet v14+, Opera v12+ and Microsoft Edge. For a better user experience, we recommend you use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer v11+ , Firefox v18+

... I want to change my settings, how can I do it?

For information on how to specify much or how little you are notified about, please watch the following tutorial

For your privacy settings, please watch this tutorial to find out more.

... How do I import my profile from LinkedIn?

If you need help importing your profile from LinkedIn, please watch this tutorial

... I'd like to advertise some job opportunities in my company with members of the CERN Alumni Network, how do I do it?

This tutorial demonstrates how to create opportunites on the platform. Please provide as much detail as possible to make your


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