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EpiCrossBorders Program overview

The EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics Program offers a truly international Graduate Program:

  • Graduate Projects are collaborative projects between a group from the epigenetics@HMGU community and a group from the Undinburgh University.
  • The supportive Training Program contains a core international and supplemental training structure with opportunities to customize your complementary training to your scientific and professional career goals

As the EpiCrossBorders Program at the Helholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) operates under the umbrella of the general HMGU graduate program HELENA, all students in the Research School Program at the HMGU are required to enroll in HELENA and the courses offered through the our program fit within the HELENA structure and count towards your progress in HELENA. Here you can find an overview of the HELENA program.

Graduate Students accepted to the EpiCrossBorders Program at the HMGU will be offered a 3 year contract. This contract will be offered to you either as a grant by the the EpiCrossBorders Program or by the group where you will perform your graduate work.

Students who successfully complete their Graduate thesis will obtain:

  • their Dorctoral degree from the Technische Universität München (TUM) or Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) (HMGU students) or from the Edinburgh University.
  • the EpiCrossBorders Graduate Certificate