Joint forces for a new international diabetes research school

The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Helmholtz Diabetes Center are joining forces to establish the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes. Networking on an international scale, innovative translational approaches and new interdisciplinary collaborations will provide an excellent training setting for future leaders in diabetes research.

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Forces are joined between the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the Alberta Diabetes Institute to establish the first International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes.

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes will provide students with regular career mentoring, development of leadership, management and communications skills, supervision and mentoring by a personal Thesis Committee , as well as student encouragement to further develop their projects, explore new directions and to develop scientific independence.

Financial support for attending international conferences and a 6-month mobility program between the international partners will promote the interdisciplinary work on research projects, enable technology and transfer of know-how and will provide an invaluable international research experience for the students. In addition, students will be able to establish international contacts and to develop a scientific network.

The combination of research at these two facilities allows for the generation and planning of outstanding dissertation topics as research in Munich and Alberta is centered on the key challenges in today’s diabetes research and state-of-the-art technologies and approaches. In addition, the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the Alberta Diabetes Institute faculty represent world leaders in diabetes research with long-standing expertise in the successful training of young researchers.

Additional information is also available on the ADI website.