Institute for Transcultural Health Science


Institute for Transcultural Health Science
Institut für Transkulturelle Gesundheitsforschung

The Institute for Transcultural Health Science is committed to the research and study of health science topics in the context of the increasing internationalization of health science and health care.

The Institute for Transcultural Health Science focuses, among other things, on cross-culturally oriented health research with different culturally shaped concepts such as health, illness, healing and the human being on which these concepts are based.


Conference at IPP, Duhok

International Conference in Duhok: East meets West organized by the Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology, Dean Prof. Kizilhan will be held at University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Conference Homepage "East meets West"


28th May 2019
Kizilhan: Providing Psychosocial Care to Child Soldiers Living in Post-IS Iraq
IPP Research paper


Wenn Familienväter töten: Psychologe Prof. Kizilhan im TAG24-Interview

A Broken Homecoming - Iraq’s Yazidis struggle with the future of the children of rape by Islamic State fighters.
Foreign Policy Online

DAAD-Aktuell berichtet über die Arbeit von Prof. Kizilhan im Irak "Traumaexperte etabliert Studiengang der Psychotherapie in Flüchtlingsregion".




Training and Further Education

  • transcultural psychotherapy
  • traditional and modern medical and psychological treatments
  • migration and health
  • migration and integration
  • psychotraumatology in post-extreme situations
  • psychosocial situation of people in conflict areas
  • prevention of violence
  • research on extremism
  • transgenerational trauma


Press Reviews

The "press review" contains a selection of up-to-date media reports and articles about our work.

Go to press reviews (German)


Prof. Dr. Dr. Jan Kizilhan

"Manuela Strobel"

Manuela Strobel

Claudia Klett

"Kornelia Schlegel"

Kornelia Schlegel

"Florian Steger"

Florian Steger

"Christiana Nolte"

Christiana Nolte

"Johanna Neumann"

Johanna Neumann