The Global Alliance of Medical Excellence (GAME) is a strategic international network of medical schools that share a common interest in promoting innovative medical education and undertaking impactful research​.



To create a greater impact on health science &
medical education and
achieve sustainable outcomes



To enhance global networks of research excellence in complementary fields
and disciplines



To facilitate member institutions to  achieve strategic, cross-disciplinary, 

long-lasting and impactful 

collaborations in research and education


Member Universities



GAME is established by 9 core institutions from
Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.








Annual Meeting​

The fifth GAME meeting will be hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 10-11 November, 2021.

More information of this digital meeting will be provided in due course.




GAME is committed to undertaking global interdisciplinary research that are

far-reaching and impactful. To achieve this, members leverage on each other’s complementary strengths and work together to maximize the positive impact of their work in the advancement of the medical field.

Building a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Consortium 

Related Specialty: Radiology

Leading University: University of Nottingham

Project Leader: Dorothee Auer  |

Building a Research Network in Preventive Gerontology

Related Specialty: Gerontology

Leading University: Monash University

Project Leader: John McNeil  |

Healthy Start Network

Related Specialty: Paediatrics

Leading University: Erasmus University Medical Center

Project Leader: Vincent Jaddoe  |

International Collaboration for At Risk Cohort of Lewy Body Disease

Related Specialty: Neurology

Leading University: Nagoya University

Project Leader: Masahisa Katsuno  |

International Microbiota Research Network:
Gut Microbiota Across Ethnicities and Populations

Related Specialty: Gastroenterology

Leading University: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Project Leaders: Siew Chien Ng  |

International Network of Drug-induced Liver Injury Research

Related Specialty: Hepatology

Leading University: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Project Leader: Alexander Gerbes  |

International Online Barrett’s Esophagus Registry (IOBER)

Related Specialties: Gastroenterology / Upper GI surgery

Leading University: University of Bologna
Project Leader: Rocco Maurizio Zagari  |


The programme aims to provide an extra layer of support to help accelerate research project activity between institutions through shared PhD training. The PhD4GAME program would focus on bi- and tri-lateral exchanges between member institutions. 

Transnational Educational Initiative (TEI)

Related Specialty: Medical Education

Leading University: Korea University

Project Leader: Young Mee Lee  |



GAME encourages academic mobility between member institutions for the exchange of expertise and development of new partnerships. Such exchanges allow scholars access to new resources and facilities and increase their global outreach and network.


GAME encourages student mobility between member institutions and is committed in promoting innovative medical education. Such exchanges allow students to gain exposure to different cultures and establish long-lasting relationships within their field of study. Joint programmes and co-supervision schemes are established between members and vary from institution to institution. More information can be obtained from your

local GAME Administrator.




Member universities have appointed administrators

 to serve as contacts for GAME activities.

They may be contacted for information about

the Alliance and collaborative opportunities.

Contact Person

University of Bologna

School of Medicine

Fabrizio De Ponti

Sara Scurani

Erasmus University Medical Center

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Robin van der Aa

Korea University

College of Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine

Monash University

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Student exchange/curriculum: Michelle Leech

Graduate affairs: Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

Nagoya University

School of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine

University of Nottingham

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences