Understanding the brain and treating its diseases – this is the mission of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH). From basic to applied research, our work has the ultimate goal of benefitting patients. One unique feature of the HIH as a research institution is its close connection to the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Tübingen. As a result, new findings from the laboratories find their way quickly into diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Every single day, our staff is motivated by the opportunity to do research that benefits society.
The HIH is strongly committed to promoting its young academics. In six departments and several independent research groups, the institute covers the entire spectrum of clinical neuroscience. There, young scientists find excellent opportunities to specialize and undergo training following their personal interests. At the HIH, physicians and neuroscientists work hand in hand and benefit from an array of clinical, scientific and general training options. For both groups, the HIH is a stepping stone to a successful career in clinical neurosciences. Via its alumni network the HIH has contact to leading research institutes around the world.
The HIH especially supports the academic goals of its female scientists. There are special programmes like the Tübingen Support Programme for Women (TÜFF) offered by the Faculty of Medicine at the Tübingen University as well as the TüWIN Group (formerly known as the HER-Group) which was established in 2014. Combining work and family life is also an important issue for us, you will find information on childcare at the end of the page.