HBRS and programs have multiple networking activities:

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  • MHH/HBRS is member of the "Universitätsverband zur Qualifizierung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in Deutschland" (UniWiND)
  • HBRS is member of the network of the Northern German Graduate Schools.
  • In particular, HBRS has tight connections to the Graduate Academy of Leibniz University Hannover (GA), the HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research (GS-FIRE), as well as the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB)
  • HBRS programs and faculty members have strong collaboration with other universities/research institutes in the Hannover-Braunschweig region, the major ones are the following: Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation (TiHo), the Technical University of Braunschweig (TUBs), the Helmholtz Institute for Infection Research Braunschweig (HZI), the TwinCore in Hannover, the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine Hannover (ITEM), the NIFE Hannover, University of Oldenburg, and a number of industrial partners.
  • Of course, individual departments/institutes/scientists have numerous collaborations with other universities and institutes in Germany.



  • In 2021, HBRS established a tight collaboration with the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Habor, USA. While being matriculated at MHH and being member of one of our PhD programs, students are able to work as so called "external" students on their PhD theses in one of the MDIBL laboratories. Regular bilateral events are taking place, like for example the on-site  "Bridging The Atlantic Symposium". In fact, the research collaborations between MHH and MDIBL - initiated by Prof. Hermann Haller (Nephrology) - have been running for about 20 years now. In addition, generations of medical students were able to do research in MDIBL laboratories within the so called Biomedical Education Program (BMEP), supported by the DAAD.
  • HBRS cooperates well with the members of the HBRS International Advisory Board
  • Individual HBRS programs and faculty members have numerous cooperation partners worldwide.