Environmental, social, psychological and biological factors determine the health of individuals and populations. The faculty and students at the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) identify and study these factors in order to understand the interplay among them, and produce new knowledge about interventions. They assess the effects these factors have on physical and mental health, human development, individual well-being and the health of human populations.
The GHS is an interdisciplinary platform that offers a choice of courses and special workshops tailored to the individual interests and needs of the PhD candidates. The focus of the PhD program is on the individual thesis project where the candidates get the best possible support by an expert supervisory committee in the respective research area. In addition, emphasis is put on the high-quality training in research methods and study design, which is ensured by providing appropriate courses.