Vision and mission

Influenced by increasing globalization over recent decades, a new approach has arisen for working and thinking about health internationally. Here, abstraction is made of the concepts of national or international, and the idea of global health has been introduced. Global health strives for equality in health between countries. Within this new paradigm, problems are approached as global issues that require an interdisciplinary approach, with all countries contributing jointly.

With the Master of Science in Global Health, we want to focus on health issues and determinants that are regarded as global challenges for the 21st century: chronic conditions, mental health and ageing, but also the effects of pollution, climate change and migration on health. The complexity of these challenges requires a transnational, interdisciplinary approach (including social sciences, ecological sciences, health sciences, legal sciences and economics) with input from a variety of actors (including governments, international organizations, civil society and professional associations). Global health is, therefore, to a large extent multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and focused on cooperation.

Vision: Our vision is to create a community of global health professionals recognized for their ability to contribute to achieving healthy lives and well-being for all as well as health equity worldwide. These professionals collaborate with and build bridges between people from different backgrounds in order to find solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s global health challenges.

Mission: We train students through interdisciplinary, problem-solving, and self-directed education to become critical, reflective global health professionals who apply a wide set of acquired competencies, beyond bio-medical sciences, to formulate sustainable solutions to complex global health challenges. The mission of the Master Global Health is characterized by the following themes:
  • ​Collaboration is at the heart of Global Health
  • Global Health is pre-eminently interdisciplinary
  • In Global Health we learn about and through diversity
  • The global perspective is omnipresent in Global Health
  • Sustainability is a key consideration in solutions for Global Health challenges
  • ​Global Health education is based on the most reliable and recent scientific insights in the field
  • Global Health professionals aim at making a positive societal impact
Learning outcomes

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