MSc in Global Health 10 Year Anniversary

MSc in Global Health 10 Year Anniversary

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About the anniversary

In September 2023, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Master of Science in Global Health, thereby marking an important milestone in the educational history of global health in Denmark and internationally.  

The two-year multidisciplinary master programme was established in 2013 and has educated several hundreds of young professionals for the national and global work force within global health. Each year approximately 40 new students come to the UCPH to embark on a global health journey with peers from around the world.  

In an even more interconnected and complex world, the need for global health graduates is ever more present. Globally, there is great inequality in health status and this inequality is a barrier for individual and societal development. The graduates from the MSc in Global Health are equipped with the knowledge, competencies, and skills to tackle the global health challenges of tomorrow and to analyse the interrelated determinants impacting human health and disease. 

The MSc in Global Health is the flagship education of the UCPH’s Global Health Section. The section is placed under the Department of Public Health and was established in 1998 by Professor of International Health, Ib Christian Bygbjerg. Therefore, the UCPH can also celebrate its 25-year anniversary of the Global Health Section in 2023, formerly known as the Section for International Health. 

In 1999, the one-year Master of International Health admitted its first students and it continued until 2016 whereafter the MSc in Global Health became the section’s main educational programme. In 2009, the School of Global Health saw the light of day – a cross-faculty unit coordinating the UCPH’s educational initiatives, employability efforts, study environment and communication within global health.  

Now, 10 years after its establishment, the MSc in Global Health is among the top ranked global health educations globally.

The Global Health Section and the School of Global Health invite all global health alumni, students, collaborators, former employees, and all with an interest in global health to a two-day celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the MSc in Global Health. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities celebrating the programme’s achievements on day 1 as well as the inauguration of the UCPH’s new annual Global Health Day on day 2.

More info about the programme will follow soon.

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