Since its first edition in 2005, the Hessen International Summer University (ISU) has increasingly gained global recognition. In 2019, the faculties of Law, Business and Economics and Medicine of the Justus Liebig University Giessen are looking forward to host students from all over the world!

The academic part of our program is designed to educate participants in the highly important fields of innovation and regulation in pharma and medtech. The interdisciplinary program addresses undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals, who have some prior experience or who are aspiring to get a job in the pharmaceutical or medtech industry. Furthermore, it is attractive for people who want to gain some first-hand experiences with the German and European culture. All seminars are taught by internationally established academics and practitioners in the English language. Moreover, students will attend a mandatory German language course offered at different levels according to the students' proficiency in the German language. 

The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities. In addition to the academic courses, we offer various field trips: two on-site visits to leading pharma companies, a four-day trip to Berlin and a four-day trip to Brussels; these will add more practical elements to the content learned in class. The students will visit some of the most beautiful places in Germany during these trips. Above all, studying abroad will broaden one's horizon. Participants will gain intercultural knowledge because of the interaction with their fellow students but most important, they will spend a great time in an international environment.

We look forward to welcoming you in Giessen for the 15th Hessen: International Summer University - Innovation and Regulation in Pharma & MedTech 2019! 

Directors of the International Summer University Giessen

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The city of Giessen is located in the Rhine-Main-Region close to the economic center Frankfurt and marks almost the direct middle of Germany. The location combines the amenities of small and middle sized towns with lots of green spaces in the cities and a wonderful landscape just outside the door.