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Hannover Biomedical Research School (HBRS)





    HBRS is an interdisciplinary graduate school for physicians (MD/PhD, MBBS, and life scientists (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Veterinary Scienes etc).

    Currently, HBRS students come from more than 40 different countries.


    In October 2006, HBRS was awarded the title "excellent graduate school". HBRS receives support  for more than 6 years from the German government (DFG) in course of the German "Excellence Initiative". Additional funding is available through - among others - participating in the DFG Excellence Clusters "REBIRTH" (MHH) as well as "Hearing4all" (Oldenburg/ MHH), the Georg Christoph Lichtenberg program of Lower Saxony (DEWIN). From 2018, HBRS is fully supported by presidial funds of Hannover Medical School. 


    HBRS was founded in October 2003. All graduate programs (see left) of Hannover Medical School and partner institutes are coordinated here.


    We are very proud to announce that our HBRS will celebrate its 15th anniversary of structered doctoral training in October 2018. We are the pioneering graduate school in Germany in the field of Biomedicine.






    Please see our brandnew International Student Guide 2019/2020


    Hannover is one of the least stressful cities in the world 

    Please join:

    HBRS Opening Ceremony, October 21st, 5 p.m., lecture hall R




    Our application website  is closed! The next application period is December 2019 till April 1st, 2020.


    The application website for our 2 week LISA summer academy for Bachelor and Master students is closed. Next deadline April 30th, 2020:








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    Prof. Dr. R. E. Schmidt

    Clinic for Immunology and Rheumatology 

    OE 6830

    Carl-Neuberg Str. 1

    30625 Hannover

    Tel.  +49 511 532-6656

    Fax. +49 511 532-9067

    Coordination office 

    Dr. Susanne Kruse and Birgit Müller

    OE 9117

    Carl-Neuberg Str. 1

    30625 Hannover

    Tel.   +49 511 532-6011

    Fax.  +49 511 532-2611