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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 2019/2020

You are interested in cutting edge diabetes research in an outstanding scientific and international environment?

The International Call for Applications of Alberta Diabetes Institute opens March 20th, 2019. Application here.

The International Call of Helmholtz Diabetes Center is open now!

Stay tuned on the upcoming procedure and how to apply in our application directory.



International Call for our 2020 PhD Program - Open Now!

If you would like to apply to the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes please use our online application system.

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Future Career Path? – Career Chances!

Book your appointment at the Career Center 

The HMGU Career Center offers Postdocs and Doctoral Students a wide range of services at each step of the...


1st Data Blitz Session successfully started

Yesterday our first Data Blitz Session has started within the HDC Seminar Series!


Women in Science

Next week we are starting our new session "Women in Science" with our HDC guest Prof. Chantal Mathieu from KU Leuven (Belgium).

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 Zentrum München and a doctorate from either the Technical University Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University or the University of Alberta

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



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20. November 2019 - 20. November 2019

Three Minute Thesis Competition

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26. November 2019 - 28. November 2019

HRD Joint Symposium

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