Record number of applicants for this year’s global health related summer schools
Again the number of applicants for Copenhagen School of Global Health's two annual summer schools exceeds previous years. The 330 applicants from across the world reflect a growing demand for training and education within the field of global health.
The two popular August courses Summer School in International Health and Summer School in Global Health Challenges focus on issues that are relevant for health professionals working in the low and middle income regions of the world. In lectures and workshops they take on themes like refugee health, HIV/AIDS, hygiene, human rights, malaria, tropical medicine and epidemiology.
Internationally renowned researchers from both the University of Copenhagen and international organizations, universities and NGOs will be teaching this year's very diverse batch of students, which includes both students of medicine, anthropology, engineering, as well as nurses, doctors and midwives.
"We are offering this Summer School since 1967 and especially over the last years we have seen a big increase in the number of highly qualified applicants, who are eager to get into the field of international health", says Birgitte Gantriis, who is programme coordinator on the Summer School in International Health. "The Summer School is also increasingly popular internationally, and in that way it is working as a gate for international students to get into one of our Master programmes or apply for global health related courses and modules across the University of Copenhagen".
This year's 205 accepted summer school students come from 27 countries across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas. Application deadline for the summer of 2011 will be next year in spring, and application forms will be online from January.
For further information please visit:
- Summer School in International Health
- Summer School in Global Health Challenges
- Copenhagen School of Global Health