Helmut Horten was among the exceptional entrepreneurial personalities who brought economic prosperity to the Federal Rupublic of Germany in the post-war period. Always searching for projects that gave meaning and purpose to his life, Helmut Horten devoted himself to biological and medical challenges and the protection of human health.
The Helmut Horten Foundation supports scholarly research in the field of fundamental medical research conducted by young talents at Swiss universities.
In addition, the following three institutions are the focus of long-term funding.
A dynamic doctoral programme that allows students to work on their dissertations as part of one of the international IRB research groups. So far, more than 40 students have successfully graduated and now hold prominent positions in world-leading institutions.