Hessen, Germany

Hessen: International Summer University- Innovation in Medicine and Health Care

when 18 July 2020 - 15 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 1900

The academic part of our program is designed to educate participants in the highly important fields of innovation in Medicine and Health Care: Economics, Incentives and Sustainability. The interdisciplinary program addresses undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals, who have some prior experience or who are aspiring to get a job in the health care sector. Furthermore, it is attractive for people who want to gain some first-hand experiences with the German and European culture. All seminars are taught by internationally renowned academics and practitioners in the English language. Moreover, students will attend a mandatory German language course offered at different levels according to the students' proficiency in the German language.

The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities. In addition to the academic courses, we offer various field trips: two on-site visits to leading pharma companies, a four-day trip to Berlin and a four-day trip to Brussels; these will add more practical elements to the content learned in class. The students will visit some of the most beautiful places in Germany during these trips. Above all, studying abroad will broaden one's horizon. Participants will gain intercultural knowledge because of the interaction with their fellow students but most important, they will spend a great time in an international environment.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Christian Gissel

Target group

Interdisciplinary (e.g health economics, medicine, pharmacy, law, etc...)

Course aim

The courses are divided into four main parts:

Medicine: Linking Global Health Challenges and Entrepreneurship
Applied Economics: Linking Innovation, Health Economics and Market Access
Digitalization and MedTech in Health Care: Linking Digital Solutions and Data Privacy
Linking Intellectual Property Rights, Regulation of the Health Sector, Human Rights and Ethic Concerns

Credits info

9 EC
6 ECTS for successfully completing the academic program + 3 ECTS if the German language course is successfully completed as well.

Fee info

EUR 1900: The fee including seminars, German language course, study tours, cultural and leisure program (additional fees might occur for some optional weekend trips and social events), accommodation, accident and liability insurance
EUR 1650: Early bird deadline 28th February 2020


limited contingent of partial scholarships up to individual negotiation