The IDOH Universities

Students on this programme spend time studying at each of the academic partner universities:

Université de Tours (UT) is situated in the picturesque Loire Valley, a centre of learning since the Renaissance. Your time at UT will allow you to become familiar with French language and culture and you will be taught by international experts in infectious diseases.

UT is part of a multidisciplinary network aiming at fighting pathogens and infectious diseases, which gather research units from 5 universities located in the Centre-Val de Loire region or in neighboring regions. UT works also closely with INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment), the number one agricultural institute in Europe.

UAB is a young university based at a modern campus on the outskirts of Barcelona, in the Catalonian region of Spain. You will be exposed to the Catalan lifestyle, learn the Spanish language. Your teachers will be at the forefront of research in the application of the concepts of One Health.

UAB was the best Spanish university in the 2015-2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB has strong links with CReSA, one of the most important animal health research centres in Southern Europe.


Hannover Medical School (MHH) is based in Hannover, the capital of the federal state of Lower-Saxony, Germany. Hannover is known as the green city hosting Europe’s biggest city forest “the Eilenriede”. Dating back to the 17th century, the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are famous for their baroque style garden architecture.

The MHH has three strongholds in biomedicine, namely transplantation, regenerative medicine and infection biology. Research on viruses is also harnessed for cell therapy to cure genetic diseases and cancer. For modern diagnostics, an automated high-throughput facility has been established at the MHH. You will be taught state-of-the-art translational medicine, diagnostics and genome editing.