IRTG PhD program

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) between Monash and Justus-Liebig Universities

What is the Monash-JLU IRTG?

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A research doctoral training program was established in 2013 and has continued for over 10 years between Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and Justus-Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen, Germany. Its hallmark feature is the enrolment of over 30 PhD students into an International Research Training Group (IRTG), funded by the German government and by Monash University, in projects lead jointly by investigators at both institutions.

The overall goal of the program has been to train a new generation of PhD scientists, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and collaborations to tackle critical global health issues in the area of male reproductive health. The Monash-JLU IRTG fostered a strong environment for intellectual growth, creating innovation and knowledge through its strategic investment in leading edge research and in PhD student training.

Collaborative research projects involved chief investigators/supervisors from both Monash and JLU, working together with students who spent time in labs in both countries. The IRTG capitalised on the unique combination of research resources at each institution, including experimental models, platform technologies and exceptional catalogue of well-described human clinical samples.

Monash and JLU scientists, clinicians and students pictured at JLU, Giessen

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The  Monash-JLU IRTG program is supported by:

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Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with Justus Liebig University Giessen) - course CRICOS codes 079666E and 079667D

Monash University CRICOS provider code - 00008C