International Research Training Group 1816

The International Research Training Group 1816 (IRTG; Internationales Graduiertenkolleg 1816) was established in 2012 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the King's College London British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence.

The International Research Training Group provides a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for young researchers in the field of cardiovascular science. The research programme aims to identify new targets for the future development of novel therapies to prevent or treat heart failure. Besides the research programme the ITRG 1816 offers a high-level teaching programme that enables PhD students to achieve specific scientific objectives.

Both graduate training and research are highly collaborative between the research groups in London and Göttingen, including joint training sessions and an active exchange programme for the PhD students.