Integration, collaboration and cultural diversity for public health - a mean to rising standards and striving for European excellence

The Department of International Health, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences,Maastricht University is a partner in the Erasmus Mundus ‘Europubhealth’ program. In line with the EU strategy, the Consortium made up of 7 renowned European universities: l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (France), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), l’Université de Rennes 1 (France), the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow (Poland), la Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública in collaboration with la Universidad de Granada (Spain), the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques-Rennes (France), Columbia University (United States), and Maastricht University (the Netherlands), has set up the Europubhealth Masters course, which is collaborative and integrated international endeavor drawing on the wealth of European diversity, not only in terms of organisation and delivery but also in terms of content mirroring the European Union public health strategy. The programme will produce experienced and culturally sensitive public health professionals within Europe and all over the world thus tackling the health workforce crisis and ensure that the aims of the European Union find expression and are translated from policy into evidence-based, cost effective public health practice.
The philosophy of Erasmus Mundus scheme is to bring together students and scholars coming from various countries  having very different but complementary profiles including clinical health professionals  (doctors, nurses, pharmacists...) or social sciences backgrounds (sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, political science and law).

Europubhealth enjoys the growing number of high-quality applications  from all over the world (mainly Asia, South-America, Africa and Europe). The programme has made a substantial contribution to the development of high-quality human resources in Europe and partner countries.

The objective of the Europubhealth Master  is to train future leaders and decision makers in public health providing them among others with interdisciplinary and cultural competences to plan, develop, implement and evaluate essential public health functions at the local, national and global level. Special attention is given to providing students with the opportunity to develop cross-cutting interdisciplinary competences and skills related to intercultural communication, programme planning, leadership, project management and team work. It also brings into focus newly emerging fields such as, disaster management, emergent diseases or threats, the health impacts of climate change and globalization.

 Europubhealth also provides a platform for horizontal synergy among Consortium members with respect to academic and research standards, The dissertation represents a key area of integrative pedagogical practice based on the principle of joint working across institutions the program provides a pathway towards a Master of Public Health (MPH), but with a distinct European added value.

If you want to learn more contact:
Dr Katarzyna Czabanowska
Academic coordinator;

EPH Leaflet_Sp.pdf PDF-Dokument [170.8 KB]

EPH Leaflet_Fr.pdf PDF-Dokument [180.8 KB]

EPH Leaflet_Eng.pdf PDF-Dokument [171.0 KB]

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