The qualification program aims to train excellent and independent researchers, in which PhD students can:

  • relate their own projects within an international context of malaria research, infection biology, and disease control,
  • participate in scientific networks, practical training, in an international scientific community, and
  • gain access to training modules, lectures, seminars, and workshops offered by the ANU and HU, via an IRTG online platform.

Students will thus acquire comprehensive global training and skills needed for an exciting career in science and technology.

IRTG PhD students from different disciplines, such as infection biology, theoretical biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, and medicine, can flexibly tailor both mandatory and elective program elements to fit their project needs. Delivery of program elements relies on an online network that fosters sharing and discussion of digital lectures offered by the two geographically distant universities.


The IRTG draws further input from its membership as a Graduate School of the Integrative Research Institute (IRI) for the Life Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, under the aegis of the Humboldt Graduate School (HGS).