Doctoral Degree
at the Universities

The Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is a joint initiative for the promotion of graduate students of the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM).

HELENA qualifies a new generation of internationally competitive graduate students in the field of environmental health research. HELENA student  receive intensive scientific training in one of eight thematic fields and have access to state-of-the-art platforms and training opportunities in the latest technologies. Individual supervision and mentoring is ensured by a personal Thesis Committee. Career promotion and training in management, leadership and communication skills prepares our graduate students to fill lead positions in research, management, industry and administration.

Graduate students at Helmholtz Zentrum München have three-year working contracts and are fully integrated into international research projects. They will receive their doctoral degree from one of the Munich universities (LMU or TUM). Strong networking between Helmholtz Zentrum München and the two Munich universities is ensured through joint appointments as well as through joint centers for translational medicine and numerous interdisciplinary research projects.

General Coordination

Dr. Monika Beer
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Program Planning and Management / Graduate Students Office