Global Health

Medical and Health SciencesHealth sciences

The structured PhD program Global Health at the Charité is a collaboration between seven partnering institutions. It aims to train excellent scientists for leadership positions in global health. The program imparts an interdisciplinary perspective on health and a sensitivity to inter-cultural factors affecting health. The seven cooperating partners (in alphabetical order) are Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin (FU), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), Technische Universität Berlin (TU), Universität Potsdam, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB).


The thematic focus of the doctoral program is based on the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The topics we wish to address include communicable and non-communicable diseases, the prevention and control of disease outbreaks, global health security, migration and health, universal health coverage, the role of climate and the environment as determinants of health, One Health, governance and health policy, health economics, community engagement as well as digitalization in healthcare. The doctoral program approaches research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective and incorporates a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Through the close exchange between instructors, supervisors and doctoral students, we support the critical examination of institutional and political constellations in the field of global health.

Contact Information
Chair: PhD Board
Coordinator: Dr. Nina Adelberger
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin School of Public Health
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30
Deadlines: please refer to program website
Places: Maximum of 15
Scholarships: No scholarships in 2024