Information for staff
We would like to inform you about our cooperation in the creation of a joint Bachelor's programme on Smart Sustainable Cities.
Ana Blanco from the University of the Basque Country would like to start an interdisciplinary programme for the ENLIGHT Alliance partners.
The presentation with all the necessary information can be found here.
The University of Groningen is looking for academic partners for the PLANETARY HEALTH programme, which is designed for ENLIGHT students.
Basic information about the programme
The extreme weather manifestations of climate change are increasing in intensity and frequency at a faster than predicted pace, all around the globe. This poses new challenges for researching the complex relationship between human and planetary health. What are the mid- and long-term consequences of climate change on human health, beyond catastrophic events? What are the strategies of climate change adaptation that people are adopting in different area of the world and their environmental impact and health consequences?
While these questions become central in many public health research contexts, the specific education in planetary health lags behind. The topic requires an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, which is enriched by interculturalism and promotes critical thinking via horizontal (peer-to-peer) teaching. A recent research conducted among the students of the BSc in Global Responsibility and Leadership at Campus Fryslân suggested that a transdisciplinary approach to teach Planetary Health can be started as early as during the undergraduate programmes.
More information about programme can be found here.
How you can be part of the programme?
1. Contribute mini-lectures on agreed topics within the course in Planetary Health from many disciplines (social science, environmental science, philosophy and humanities, STEM, medicine, etc.)
2. Develop and teach a 4.5 week mini-course (2.5 ECT) on any topic relevant to Planetary health
3. Give your availability to teach one or more skill labs for the applied component.
4. Suggest a contribution to any other teaching activity listed here
All necessary information about the organisation of BIP mobility for UK teachers can be found here (Comenius University as a coordinator of a BIP).