International Germany Alumni Training Seminar 2024 - MEDICA -

On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the WHZ Zwickau University of Applied Sciences is organizing the International Germany Alumni Seminar 2024

Insight and hands-on experience of health technologies in the health economy
3 - 10 November 2024 in Zwickau, Germany

followed by the participation in the
MEDICA trade fair 2024 – the international trade fair for the medical sector
11 - 14 April 2023 in Berlin, Germany

For application please use the following link.

More information about the programme can be found at the following link.

Training seminar aims

WHZ is a globally-oriented university dedicated to fostering intercultural and scientific exchange. The significance of digital health devices and applications has been on the rise, driven not only by the impacts of the Corona pandemic but notably within the realm of international knowledge transfer.

The primary objective of this SDG Alumni Project in connection with MEDICA is to enhance competence in digital medicine, healthcare, and nursing sciences, charting new paths in these fields. Additionally, the initiative introduces tasks and opportunities related to civil protection and urgent environmental issues.

The training seminar aims to present and discuss current trends and the latest findings from health and nursing sciences, employing engaging knowledge transfer techniques such as game-based learning elements. Moreover, the project (training seminar and trade fair participation) plays a pivotal role in fostering networking among alumni and various institutions, including colleges, universities, research institutions, and companies.
Moving on to a different context, MEDICA in Düsseldorf stands out as one of the world's largest medical B2B trade fairs, featuring over 5,300 exhibitors from nearly 70 countries and attracting 83,000 visitors. This event showcases an extensive array of innovative products and services across medical imaging, laboratory technology, diagnostics, health IT, mobile health, as well as physiotherapy/orthopedic technology and medical consumables.

The comprehensive program at MEDICA includes top-notch forums, conferences, and special shows, providing a platform for engaging presentations and discussions with experts and politicians. Notably, it incorporates pitches of new products and award ceremonies, offering a dynamic environment for industry advancements and recognition.

The training seminar and trade fair participation are offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the framework of the programme SDG Alumni Projects: Knowledge and Practice for Development for Germany Alumni from the Global South (

The International Germany Alumni Training Seminar is organized and hosted by the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ). The costs will be mainly covered by funds from the DAAD provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The training seminar is scheduled in the run-up to the trade fair MEDICA 2024  (



For further questions, please contact our organization team

Any changes regarding unknown situations are subject to change.


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c. mult. H.-Christian Brauweiler
Lehrstuhl für BWL, insbes. Betr. Rechnungslegung und Interne Revision
Campus Scheffelstraße, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Univ. of Applied Sciences)
+49 (0) 375 536 3541


Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Tom Schaal
Lehrstuhl für Gesundheits- und Pflegemanagement, insbes. Management im Gesundheitswesen
Campus Scheffelberg, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Univ. of Applied Sciences)
+49 (0) 375 536 3404


Claudia Winkelmann, Dr.-Ing.
Büro: Scheffelstraße 39, Haus 6
+49 (0) 375 536 3506
+49 (0) 375 536 3421[at]


Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Postfach 20 10 37
08012 Zwickau

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