International Summer University
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The registration fee includes four weeks of hotel accommodation in two-bed rooms with private bathrooms in the center of Giessen, Germany. Breakfast is included.
Single room accommodation is available upon request.
Giessen, Germany lies in the heart of the state of Hessen. It is located just 45 minutes north of Frankfurt airport. Giessen is surrounded by the romantic Lahn valley and rolling tree-topped hills while offering a broad range of cultural programs at the same time.
In warmer weather, you will find that the citizens of Giessen are eagerly under way, by bike or on foot, exploring what the city and its environs have to offer by way of recreational possibilities. Settle down in the evening in one of the many beer gardens and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. In the immediate vicinity of the city you will find the lakes at Heuchelheim and Launsbach, which are the ideal summer venues for swimming, sunbathing, picknicking, waterskiing, and leisurely walks. Discover the typical Central Hessian landscape and the medieval castles atop the Gleiberg and the Vetzberg, just a few kilometers from Giessen. The nature reserves and recreational areas in the Vogelsberg and Wetterau districts are only a stone's throw away, and invite you to undertake hiking trips, sporting activities, and family outings. The course of the Lahn River is dotted with medieval towns, villages, and castles.
Should you feel you are missing the kicks of big city life, take a trip to Frankfurt. Hesse's commercial and cultural metropolis and its huge range of activities and venues is only 45 minutes away by train.
We trust that you will feel quite at ease in Giessen, and wish you a profitable and stimulating stay!
Dr. Jörg Mahlich, Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Johnson & Johnson, Germany
We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dr. Mahlich back to the Summer University in 2020. Dr. Mahlich provides a pharmaceutical industry perspective on opportunities and challenges in health care.
Jörg Mahlich is head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson in Germany. In addition, he is lecturer of Health Economics at the Economics Department of the University of Vienna and research affiliate at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Previously, he held different positions in industry and consulting in Austria, Germany, and Japan. He is interested in global pharmaceutical economics and policy. Jörg graduated in economics from the University of Kiel, Germany and holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Vienna, Austria.
Nils Dudenhöfer, MSc, MA, Strategic Development, Fresenius Medical Care
JLU alumnus Nils Dudenhoefer returns to the International Summer University in 2020 and provides first hand insights into MedTech innovation and regulation. Nils presents a fascinating vision of the future of transplantation, including ex vivo organ perfusion and ideas for an unlimited supply of organs.
Nils Dudenhoefer is a health economist in the Lung and Heart Team at Fresenius Medical Care. He completed his undergraduate Economics at Justus Liebig University Giessen, followed by his post-graduate studies at both University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Justus Liebig University Giessen where he conducted cost benefit analyses of pharmaceuticals. Afterwards, he started his career as an M&A and Restructuration Consultant where he earned his first experiences in the Life Science Industry. After a successful M&A deal, Nils switched from consultancy directly to MedTech Industry where he worked on integration processes as well as in business development topics.
Currently, he is a Strategic Development Manager at Fresenius Medical Care. In this role, he is shaping the company’s overall business strategy with a specific view on Heart and Lung.
Dr. Holger Repp, MD and Dr. Johannes Lang, Faculty of Medicine, Justus Liebig University
Dr. Repp and Dr. Lang specialize in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality systems for transformative medical education. They analyze new AR/VR applications, both for a better medical training and for a better adherence by patients. As part of their lecture, you will walk through bones and get a better understanding of the pathology of Rheumatoid Arthritis. You will have the opportunity to wear an aging suit and you will feel like you were 70.
Dr. Holger Repp, MD, is a pharmacologist with 25+ years of lab research experience. Dr. Johannes Lang is a physicist. They are the heads of the science and technology curriculum of the medical faculty at Justus Liebig University.
More speakers will be added continuously from now on - stay tuned!
Greetings from Hala, Egypt, to the Arabic-speaking world!
Greetings from Dhiren, India to the Hindi-speaking world!
Greetings from Yivian, medicine graduate from Malaysia and Anghella, PhD student in health economics at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
Greetings from Thailand! Chanawin and Petra, both medical students in Bangkok, share their impressions with you.
Welcome to Justus Liebig University's 16th International Summer University in Giessen, Germany.
We invite you to spend four weeks of intense analyzing, studying, developing, discussing and traveling in Germany. ISU 2020 focuses on:
Innovation in Medicine and Health Care - Economics, Incentives and Sustainability
The escalation of COVID-19 in Europe has led to restrictions regarding the hosting of events and congresses by Justus Liebig University. All events are canceled until September 30, 2020, including the International Summer University. We are currently working on an International Autumn University, starting October 1, 2020 or later. We will keep you posted!
Meet new friends from all over the world and enjoy interdisciplinary work!
Participants' backgrounds include:
- Business, Economics
- Biology, Chemistry
- Law, International Affairs
- Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics
- Health Economics, Public Health
- and many more!
Participants' experience ranges from undergrads to young professionals.
Participants come from all continents.
Earn course credit and learn German:
6 ECTS course credits plus 3 ECTS language credits
Students can join our field trips to leading pharma companies, to the magnificent European capitals Berlin and Brussels and enjoy the beautiful German landscape on our Rhine Valley trip.
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