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An informative film about the Robert Koch Institute

Who was Robert Koch and what are the tasks of the employees at the institute that he founded more than a century ago? The new RKI informative film, a two and a half minute animation, answers these questions and tells us about the goals and responsibilities of the Institute – from meticulous observations about the health of the population and drawing up recommendations, to international networking with futuristic plans like artificial intelligence and digital epidemiology, the Robert Koch Institute has it all. In short, an entertaining glimpse of the RKI, for all who do not (yet) know it. The film can be viewed in German and English, and is available right away on the Institute’s website (www.rki.de) and on YouTube.

Date: 04.06.2018

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What we do

What we do

The Robert Koch Institute is the public health institute in Germany. Around 1,080 people including 450 scientists work here. Learn more about the tasks and projects of the institute’s departments and units.

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