The Institute's Alumni Network is built upon graduate PhD Students who have obtained their Ph.D. and have left the team to further their research career in other organizations. Networking is about making contacts and building relationships. The alumni frame provides its members a supportive community of graduates who have shared experiences, values and goals that will last a lifetime. It also provides a venue through which former PhD Students can maintain a long-term collaborative relationship with the Institute. Alumni are Institute IMDEA Networks' ambassadors worldwide, creating awareness and opening up new communication channels with the global scientific community.