One of the main tasks of HICE is the promotion of students, PhD-students and young researchers.
The Helmholtz Virtual Institute unites a diversity of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, medicine, biology and bioinformatics from different national and international institutions. Thus it provides an excellent frame for graduate student education which is fulfilled within a joint interdisciplinary graduate school for Complex Molecular Systems in Environmental Health. The graduate school offers lectures and seminars, interlaboratory exchange, regular workshops and summer schools. Content and structure of the graduate school allow specifically promotion of MSc-students and PhD-students. However, technical staff, young researchers and advanced scientists are able to profit from the activities as well.
HICE is associated in the HELENA graduation program, the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health.