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icddr,b is a center of excellence which stands on the three pillar of research, healthcare service and education. In addition to a dedicated team of trainers, researchers of icddr,b  often perform overlapping functions to realize this mandate. For decades, icddr,b roots its capacity building program not only in its constitutional underpinnings, but also in its role as a source of identity.

We are committed to building local, regional and international capacity in research, public health and clinical medicine. We utilize unique facilities including the field sites, hospitals and state-of the-arts laboratories, and most importantly the opportunities arising out of its priority research activities, and its rich and varied services, to provide research and other relevant trainings.


Capacity-building takes multiple forms, including developing the local science base, enhancing the knowledge and skills of medical practitioners and public health specialists, and more generally equipping government and international healthcare officials to utilize research-generated evidence.


Since 1978, from 87 countries, more than 65000 participants (researchers, physicians, laboratory personnel, managers, trainers, faculties and student etc.) attended our training/education programs.


Our work spans all these areas:


Driven by our redefined core values and guided by our Strategic Plan goals, we formulated our Training Strategy 2020 to foster collaboration with key partners including universities/institutions and donors. In the year ahead, we look forward to deliver quality and need-based education and training services with innovative approaches including eLearning/distance learning.


From healthcare financing to epidemiology and biostatistics, from research ethics to international asthma module, we offer niche technical training to increase expertise and capacity for public health practitioners and researchers in Bangladesh and across the globe.


Technical Training Unit (TTU) website


Our flagship training courses include research public health skills, laboratory skills, clinical management, emerging (such as combating chronic diseases, climate, urbanization and environmental health) and re-emerging (such as TB and Malaria etc.) needs for the health and wellbeing of the population.


View our ongoing training courses Technical Training Unit (TTU) website


Our training program encompasses the following categories:

  • Research capacity building 
  • Clinical Training 
  • Public health and allied 
  • Tailor made training (need based): mail to ttu@icddrb.org if your institute/organization need a tailor made training.



Working alongside icddr,b researchers and clinicians, students are offered the chance to learn from the experts, witness the generation of critical new evidence and knowledge, and to see low-cost interventions in action. Across the world, thousands of health professionals consider their time at icddr,b as formative to their career.

Each year about 300 national and international students from more than 30 national and international institutes are offered internship in Bangladesh alongside icddr,b researchers. In addition to internship in scientific division, students can complete their internship also in support services and management divisions (e.g. HR, Finance, Development & Communication, Training unit).


Explore Internship on TTU website


Interns benefit from the rich experience icddr,b affords: a multi-disciplinary team of highly accomplished researchers, access to a ranges of field sites, modern laboratories and proximity to some of the most pressing and intractable public health challenges of our time.


If you are enrolled in an educational institution or have recently graduated, follow this link Explore Internship on TTU website


James P. Grant School for Public Health

Established in collaboration with BRAC University and located on icddr,b’s campus, the school emphasises research on critical health issues facing developing countries.