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Our Mission

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is at the center of cutting-edge scientific research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and its partner institution, the Alberta Diabetes Institute. PhD students engage in international and innovative research projects that enable new approaches encompassing molecular research and translational application. Read more...

International Call for Applications 2019

The Call for Applications of Alberta Diabetes Institute opens March 20, 2019. The next International Call of Helmholtz Diabetes Center will open in Autumn 2019.

Stay tuned on the upcoming procedure in our application directory and below.

You are interested in cutting edge diabetes research in an outstanding scientific and international environment?
Find out more information on our projects and how to apply!


Open Call for HRD Phd program at Alberta Diabetes Institute, Canada

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes (HRD) opened a call for PhD students at the Alberta Diabetes Institute, Canada.


Join the EASD Annual Meeting 2019 in Barcelona

The 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will take place from 16-20 September 2019 in Barcelona.



Top-class course in clinical and experimental diabetes research in Sweden

Great news for our  HDC doctoral students. Thanks to the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) they can participate in the "Post Graduate Program...


Wageningen student visit

This year, the Wageningen University European Study Trip 2019 visited the Helmholtz Zentrum München during their 1-week tour to research institutions...


Apply now - travel grants for the conference of the German Diabetes Society (DDG)

If you are interested to join the autumn conference of the German Society for Diabetes (DDG): The German Society for Diabetes has 50 travel grants -...

International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

Why you want to join!

  • Excellent scientific training and state-of-the-art technology platforms at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the Alberta Diabetes Institute - two of the world’s leading institutions in Diabetes research
  • Innovative projects linking our understanding of mechanisms underlying diabetes to the development of new approaches in prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • International research groups and research exchanges between the two centers
  • Scientific networking at international conferences and within the great community of diabetes researchers
  • Translational training - from bench to bedside
  • Interactive guidance and a clear mentoring structure
  • Individual career development and support
  • Professional training in management, leadership and communication
  • Employment contracts from the Helmholtz Center Munich and a doctorate from either the Technical University Munich or the University of Alberta


.. and last but not least: Munich and Edmonton, beautiful cities to live in!

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