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International Call for Applications now closed!

Stay tuned on the upcoming procedure.

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 2021

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


The International Call of Helmholtz Diabetes Center is closed now.

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


The International Call for Applications of Alberta Diabetes Institute is now closed!  



2nd Annual HRD / ADI Joint Symposium

3 rd and 4th of December 2020

16:30 – 18:30 CET

08:30 – 10:30 MST


Online Data Blitz Session

Our next online data blitz session will take place on November 24, 2020.



The International Call for our PhD Program 2021 is open now!

Final deadline for applications is Friday, October 23rd, 2020!


We are looking forward to your application.


2020 ADI/HRD Graduate Studentship Awardees

Congratulations to the four ADI Trainees who were awarded a 2020 ADI / HRD Graduate Studentship.


DZD Diabetes Research School *Online*

Due to the current situation the DZD Diabetes Research School will turn into an interactive online lecture series in September and October.

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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2nd Annual HRD / ADI Joint Symposium

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08. December 2020 - 08. December 2020

HDC webinar

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