Global Partnership Initiated Biosecurity Academia for Controlling Health Threats (GIBACHT)
Global Partnership Initiated Biosecurity Academiafor Controlling Health Threats(GIBACHT)
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Programme structure


Three on-campus tuitions of one-week duration will be held in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany, and Kampala, Uganda. The courses will be accompanied and supplemented by structured e-learning modules covering related and relevant topics. After a successful completion of the programme the fellows are granted with 6 ECTS points from the University of Basel. To achieve this they are obliged to:

  • Participate successfully in 8 obligatory e-learning modules, which will be made accessible from 1 – 31 January 2018 (around 10 hours student investment time, in total) and which will be graded; the best 14-16 fellows will be taken into the full programme
  • Participate successfully in 12 more eLearning modules, which will be made available from mid-February to end of March 2018 (about 16 hours of student investment time)
  • Participate in the introductory face to face workshop in April 2018 in Hamburg, Germany
  • Participate in in the second workshop with a main focus on real-time simulation of biological incidents (face to face course) in July 2018 in Berlin, Germany
  • Participate in the final face to face course with field testing of developed case studies in October 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Fulfil additional group work (face to face and on distance) concerning the development of case studies (around 40 hours student investment time)
  • Perform a situation analysis of biosafety and biosecurity at the home institute and develop a plan to address biosafety and biosecurity issues


The programme budget covers flight costs up to 1000 €, visa fees and accommodation costs; daily meals are provided; no daily allowances (per diems) will be paid. Tuition fees will not be demanded.


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Dr. Norbert Schwarz

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D - 20359 Hamburg

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