European U alliance on global health launched
The European University Alliance for Global Health has been launched with a press conference in Paris. Part of the European Universities alliances receiving funding by the EU Commission to collaborate across borders, the network is composed of five international partners.
“We stand among the pioneers of a paradigm shift which is very inspiring for European higher education”
Université Paris-Saclay (France) coordinates the project and hosted the press conference, and will work with Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), Lund University (Sweden), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Szeged (Hungary).
“We answered this call with great enthusiasm with our German, Hungarian, Portuguese and Swedish partners,” Sylvie Retailleau, President of Université Paris-Saclay, said in a statement.
“We are aware that we stand among the pioneers of a paradigm shift which is very inspiring for the European higher education and research.”
We have a full house here for the launch of the #EuropeanUniversity Alliance for Global Health at @centralesupelec with @UnivParisSaclay @LMU_Muenchen @lunduniversity @UPorto @Uni_Szeged — @sup_recherche @EU_Commission pic.twitter.com/CwhCQXjSjI
— Univ. Paris-Saclay (@UnivParisSaclay) September 13, 2019
The EUGLOH network will involve about 200,000 students from bachelor’s to PhD, as well as academic and non-academic staff from all five university parents.
By 2025, 50% of the graduates of the Alliance will have had a mobility opportunity (physical and/or digital) at least once during their studies, the statement explains.
The project will focus on global health, with the five members pooling expertise and resources in interdisciplinary fields such as the ‘medicine of the future’, emerging diseases, digital health and technologies, climate change and its impact on ecosystem health, health law, public health policies, among others, according to a statement.
It will be managed based on a shared governance model, involving students, staff and parents.