EARTHS - Education and Research-oriented Training on Health Sciences

Since 2017, the Health Sciences Department at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is organising the EARTHS (Education and Research-oriented Training in Health Sciences) Summer School in cooperation with the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management" (FTZ-NK) at HAW Hamburg and the iTCB Unit at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropicial Medicine. It comprises a four-week training programme, targeting Master's and PhD students from developing countries (Africa, Asia and Latin America) who have been awarded a DAAD in-country/in-region scholarship and hold a primary qualification in health sciences, public health, veterinary sciences or a life sciences related field with a human health focus.

EARTHS aims to prepare university students and junior researchers for the tasks of teaching and research in their respective institutions. It focuses on strengthening students' qualitative and quantitative research skills, specifically those related to research statistics and epidemiology; the development of research projects; selected science communication tools targeting different audiences; and the use of interactive teaching and presentation skills. The programme also aims to introduce participants to current and historic aspects of German culture, and to facilitate the building of bridges among the highly international participants as well as German researchers.

Learn more about the EARTHS summer school

Partner countries Germany
Project Lead Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  Department of Health Sciences
Project Partner Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management"
  Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
  Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology / iTCB Unit

Contact partner institutions:

Prof. Amena Almes Ahmad (Project Coordinator)
Department of Health Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences



Funding Period 2017-2024
Funding Body German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  with financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

International Teaching and Capacity Building (iTCB)

  • Logo des iTCB: Die Buchstaben iTCB sind mit schwarzen Strichen in den Buchstaben gezeichnet. Unter dem Logo steht ausgeschrieben International Teaching and Capacity Building.