The MDC, in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie-Universität-Berlin and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has established four thematically focussed international PhD programs with international partners. These joint PhD Programs promote scientific excellence in the training of the next generation of scientists and provide an excellent platform for the further development of our international co-operation.
- , since 2008
- , International Research Training Group for Myology, the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (Paris VI), since 2009
- , the International Helmholtz Research School 'Translational Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine', in partnership with the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, Netherlands, as well as the University of Arizona in Tucson AZ, USA, since 2009
- , the German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School "Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation", since 2013