News: Kicking off the Nordic Network for Global Health Education by Miia Halonen and Annariina Koivu

The Global Health and Development team visited Bergen 12-13.12. 2017 for the first meeting of Nordic collaboration for global health education. The partner universities in this Nordic network, which aims to develop Nordic global health education, are the University of Bergen, University of Tromsø, University of Copenhagen, University of Iceland, University of Umeå, and University of Tampere.

The partner universities’ diverse Masters’ programmes’ strengths and focus areas were identified through discussions and presentations by each institution. The educational programmes’ variety of contents and structures provides a stimulating starting point for improving the quality and multidisciplinarity of Nordic global health education.

Participants in Bergen. Bente Moen, Geir Gunnlaugsson, Annariina Koivu, Oluf Gudny Geirsdottir, Miia Halonen, Klas-Göran Sahlen, Ingvild Hope, Karen Marie Moland, Astrid Blystad, Emil Mølgaard Morell, Linda Forshaw & Erik Eik Anda.

This collaboration stems from an international global health workshop at Rymättylä, Finland in 2016, which attracted participants from 10 Nordic institutions. The collaboration will continue in the next meeting, which will be held in Tampere in April 2018.