Hans-Joachim Knopf started GSERM Summer School in 2013 with a modest size of students here in St.Gallen. Within the last 10 years, our programme has increased enormously. Besides St.Gallen (Switzerland), we have carried out our courses in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Oslo (Norway) and Medellin (Colombia). Thanks to our worldclass faculty, sophisticated research method courses and highly motivated participants, GSERM has developed into a true success story. We are extremely thankful for all the support we received within the last years for our outstanding programme in an international setting.