Welcome to the International Summer University Giessen

Spend your summer in the Heart of Europe

The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies and the Faculty of Medicine of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen are looking forward to host students from all over the world for the 16th International Summer University in Giessen, Germany on Innovation and Regulation in Pharma and MedTech.

The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities.

During the four weeks in Giessen, students will study an interdisciplinary program in a familiar atmosphere and meet excellent lecturers and practitioners from all over the world. Besides, they will attend a German language course offered at different levels.

Students can join our field trips to the magnificent European capitals, Berlin and Brussels, and enjoy the beautiful German landscape on our Rhine Valley trip.
The program is completed with several optional social events, such as sports, a Summer Barbecue and the accommodation in a hotel with breakfast.


Key Data

  • Program date: July 18th - August 15th, 2020
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Credits: 3 ECTS credits per course for successfully passing the academic program + 3 ECTS credit for the successful participation in the optional German language courses

  • Topics
    • Economics in Health care: Linking Health Economics, Innovation and Market Access
    • Medical Innovation: Linking Global Health Challenges, Entrepreneurship and business practice
    • Digitalization and MedTech in Health care: Linking Digital Solutions and Data Privacy
    • Law: Linking Intellectual Property Rights, Regulation of the Health Sector, Human Rights and Ethics

The program is designed interdisciplinary (economics/pharma/MedTech/Law each one week). Therefore the program addresses undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals that have some pre-knowledge in one of the following fields: law, economics, management, medicine, pharma or similar.

  • Price: 1900€

The price includes all course materials and a supplementary reading list, the German language course, accommodation in shared bedrooms (hotel, one bathroom) incl. breakfast, health, accident and liability insurance, Free public transport within Giessen and the field trips to Brussels and Berlin as well as most social events.

Testimonials ISU Giessen

Rishi Mishra, Biotechnology, India


"Come and experience! This program not only helps you in your career, but also in your life. It was just super awesome. A must-have experience."

Deborah Alcici Salomão, Arbitration, Brazil


"It is an intense month, you will learn much more than you expect, have fun and make many connections around the globe. Be prepared to go out of your comfort zone. If you have a legal background, you will learn a lot about science and be amazed by it. If you are in science, you will learn a lot about IP rights and how to enforce them. Oh! And enjoy the field trips to get to know Germany and have fun with your classmates!"

Aleksandar Ristanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights


"It turned out that the program offered so much more than just lectures. Meeting with the diverse and vibrant student body from all over the world has truly broaden my horizon. The business trips provided some new ideas and inspired plans for the future."

Tahreer Amro, Jordan, Medicine


"As a medical doctor I realized that at this time medicine has become intersected with other sectors such as economy and law and how it is influenced by technological development and innovation. Therefore, the ISU program in Giessen was my option because it presents all these fields in a consistent manner."

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Last updated September 8, 2019
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