Networks & Partnerships

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Our Institute is a member of the following professional networks:

ropEd is an international network of institutions for higher education in international health. It collaborates closely with institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations.

The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training.

Participants in the Master’s Programme must enrol with one of the tropEd institutions, where they undertake a 3-month core course. Successful participants then select Advanced Modules at their home institution and/or at institutions within the tropEd network.

Core Module, Advanced Modules and Thesis offer credit points according to the ECTS. Completion of the Master’s programme requires completion of a total of 60 ECTS. Study must take place at a minimum of 2 institutions in 2 different countries, and the overall course programme must be completed within 5 years.

The Short Courses offered at the University of Heidelberg are accredited with the tropEd programme. Each short course will provide 2 to 4 ECTS credits towards the Masters in International Health as an advanced module.

More information on tropEd can be found here.



The German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP) is an umbrella organization comprising around 50 postgraduate study programmes oriented to developing and threshold countries as well as countries with economies in transition.

These programmes are offered by the AGEP members at German universities in widespread fields of natural, engineering, technical, medical and social sciences, economics and other relevant disciplines.

The AGEP programmes charge no, or very low fees compared to universities in other countries. This makes studying in Germany an attractive option. AGEP standards guarantee that its members maintain a high scientific level and apply modern methods of teaching and research. 

Some of our international programmes have a proven track record covering more than 30 years, whilst others have evolved more recently. All of them have been continuously updated and accredited according to current developments and specific requirements in developing countries.

More information on AGEP can be found here. 


Our Institute has an extensive history of long-standing institutional partnerships with a large number of research and teaching institutions globally. This section presents selected examples of current or recent collaboration projects in training and capacity building.

The Institute’s Teaching Unit has long-standing working relationships with the TDR - the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO). Through joint development and delivery of the training courses on research ethics and quality, the Institute collaborates with six TDR Regional Training Centres:


Astana Medical University, Kazakhstan: One of the leading medical education institutions in Central Asia, Astana Medical University is the Institute’s partner for collaboration in Central Asia and a wider region of former Soviet Union, where we implement a number of training and capacity building projects to strengthen the public / global health knowledge in former Soviet Republics. More about Astana Medical University here


Another partner of the Teaching Unit in Eastern Europe / former Soviet Union is the Tbilisi Institute of Global Health in Georgia. A partnership-based organization with the mission to promote global health through novel approaches and contribute to advancing global health education, research and practice, the Institute implements projects at the country, regional and global levels: The First Eastern Europe/Central Asia Spring School on Global Health co-organized by Tbilisi and Heidelberg in April 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, was one of the recent joint events.


in the framework of the EIT Health funded Project on “Senior Executive Programme in Global Health Innovation Management” (SEP GHIM), Heidelberg Institute of Global Health has been of the partners in the consortium of institutions to implement a 4-module course in 4 locations in 2019. Together with IESE Business School in Barcelona, INCAE Business School in Alajuela, Strathmore Business School in Nairobi and IS Global in Barcelona, the Institute supported the innovative experiential learning model where participants experienced hands-on innovation in three different global settings while interacting with peers and working on their personal executive challenge:


Funding Cooperations

Financial Support is provided by:

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.

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The Catholic Academic Exchange Service is the scholarship institution of the German Catholic Church for post-graduate students and scientists from (developing) countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, as well as Eastern and Southeastern Europe. KAAD supports his scholars in form of scholarships and educational programs and offers spiritual and personal assistance in view of future multiplying functions students will have in their home countries. This is based on cooperation with partner committees and associations of ex-scholars in those countries and it aims at setting up (scientific) networks and at contributing to a holistic development, which includes the religious and inter-religious dimensions.

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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The Scholarship Programs’ Civil Society Leadership Awards provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

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Bread for the World (Brot-für-die-Welt) is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. The scholarship department supports study and research visits, language learning stays and doctoral studies. The scholarships are intended for students and workers of Protestant and Orthodox churches and conduce to deeper mutual under-standing, global ecumenical networking and qualification.

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