The core of the curriculum of the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is presented by research projects embedded in translational research topics addressing the great questions in diabetes research. Graduate students may apply to projects from different areas in the field of diabetes research. The Helmholtz Diabetes Center as well as the Alberta Diabetes Institute provide state-of-the-art laboratory and core facility infrastructure to support translational and interdisciplinary diabetes research.

A key component is the International Mobility Program - a 6 month exchange of graduate students taking place at the Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Helmholtz Diabetes Center, respectively.

International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

To fulfil the requirements of the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes, graduate students have to acquire 80 HE: 65 HE in scientific training and 15 HE in professional  training (note: professional skills training & career development is already a mandatory component of graduate studies at the University of Alberta).

The Credit Point System is in conformity with the system of the HELENA Equivalents:

4 hours workload is accredited with 1 HE