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IV International Conference on Health Research: responding to the changing world @ Escola Superior de Saúde Norte da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa
Apr 10 @ 08:30 – Apr 12 @ 23:45

IV International Conference on Health Research:
responding to the changing world


The IV International Conference on Health Research: responding to the changing world aims to focus on research responses to the rapid changes at the global level, based on political, social, cultural, educational and economic transformations that influence health. It also provides an opportunity for academics and professionals from different health areas to bridge knowledge and promote interest in health care research and development. This conference will take place at the Portuguese Red Cross Northern Health School, on April 10, 11 and 12, 2019. Evidence-based practice in health is extremely important for a safe care, adequate and scientifically valid practice. All health processes and procedures must be properly contextualized, consistent and rigorous so that they are valid and recognized by the scientific and global community. The challenge is to build an innovative response in global health, health education, family and community health, responses to health / disease processes, health information systems and technologies, virtual reality and simulation. Following previous editions we intend to promote collaboration of excellency between academics and practicionners from the various health disciplines in the creation of research networks.


Are you looking for:

1) sharing research results;
2) possibility to publication your works;
3) networking with international researchers;
4) workshops that will give you practical experience about iterative learning in higher education: innovative methodologies.

Look no further, don’t miss out and enrol before the 28th of February !


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Minor Applied Positive Psychology @ Hanze University of Applied Sciences, School of Social Studies
May 9 @ 09:19



In this international minor we will look at the scientific knowledge on happiness and wellbeing and at the factors that lead to a sense of wellbeing, meaning and connection. Based on this knowledge we will look further into and develop interventions that can help individuals, organizations, communities and society at large to flourish.​

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life’


When being asked the question what do you want most out of life, people from all over the world answer: to be happy! But despite decades of economic growth we are no happier now than sixty years ago. What is happiness and do we really know what makes us happy? Do we give happiness enough priority? Can we influence our own happiness and the happiness of others and how? These (and more) questions are being asked and answered by positive psychologists all over the world and will be addressed in the minor Applied Positive Psychology.

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing and human flourishing. This new branch on the psychology tree was founded in 2000 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. They were not happy about traditional psychology’s emphasis on what is wrong and on weaknesses. Psychology should also look at what is right and at strengths of people. Since then psychologists all over the world started to study happiness, wellbeing and the good life. According to Seligman we can indeed influence our own happiness by changing our actions and by making the right choices. We can flourish individually and together through experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment (PERMA model of wellbeing, 2011).

Is Applied Positive Psychology a minor for you?

Are you interested in psychology in general and in focussing on solutions and human strengths? Are you interested in why we do the things we do and in how we can change our thoughts and behaviour to become happier? Are you interested in helping people, organizations and communities to flourish and become their ‘best possible self’? Are you interested in studying in a multi-cultural community, then you will like this minor!!

Do you want to know more about this exchange programme?

Annemiek Sinnema, coördinator minor Applied Positive Psychology (School of Social Studies) E-mail: a.t.sinnema@pl.hanze.nl

More info can be found on the website and flyer:

Website Minor Applied Positive Psychology flyer


HAN Summer school: health, social studies and sports @ HAN
May 20 – Jun 7 all-day

Summer school: Health, Social studies and Sports

Looking for something different next summer? Want to explore new topics with international classmates? To discover the Dutch approach to issues facing society today? Join the Summer School in Health, Social Studies and Sports.

About the Summer School
This Summer School offers 8 one-week courses in the fields of health, social studies and sports. Interested in just 1 course? No problem. Join us for 1 week of hands-on learning and fun. Want to sign up for 2 or even 3 courses?
Even better! Each course leads to 2 ECTS credits and includes a field trip.
The courses in this Summer School are open to all students.
So you don’t have to be studying in that field to join up.

In fact, that is what makes this Summer School so special.
The opportunity to step into unknown territory: a truly rewarding experience.
Social activities? We’ve got that covered too. Next to your studies, you can join in with lots of fun, social and cultural activities. Like visiting Amsterdam for the weekend.
This way you learn more about the Netherlands and Dutch culture while you’re here!


Summer School Website Summer School flyer
Hanze Summer School @ Hanze University of Applied Sciences
May 24 – Jun 14 all-day


Hanze UAS is proud to announce that three interprofessional summer school programmes in the field of Health will take place:

– Global Health & Quantified Self
– Healthy Ageing
– NEW in 2019: Family Health & Family Care.


Programme Summary:

* 3 week programme from May 24 until June 14, 2019
Totally taught in English for health care students from all over the world
* In Groningen, winner of the best and safest student city of the Netherlands
* Learn about European and world wide Health, practices and develop personal competences
* Academic theoretical and social practical programme
* Cultural activities during the week and in the weekends
* Field trips to explore more about Health professions
* 24 hour onsite student support and facilities
* Application deadline:April 1, 2019
The total course fee: € 1750,00 (everything included except from airfare and daily costs)
6 course credits ECTS, grade list and certificate of participation


More information can be found on the Hanze Summer School Website.

Looking forward to receive students from your university and they will experience an unforgettable experience at the Hanze UAS!

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JU Summer School @ Jönköping University
Jun 1 – Jun 28 all-day



JU Summer School consists of two courses offered in English which welcome students from around the world interested in the areas of engineering, management, health and welfare. The courses have special focus in internationalization and sustainability. As a participant in our summer school you will experience academic and applied knowledge as well as a truly international environment.

The two courses are:
– Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective
The aim of the course is to give advanced knowledge of logistics in purchasing and supply chain management with a global perspective.
The focus is on the purchasing functions importance for the company result.
– Global Perspective on Health and Welfare
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the global situation related to health and welfare.

More info can be found on the website and flyer.


Summer School Website Summer School flyer
Short-term mobility week: a short international exchange for staff and students @ Amsterdam UAS/ZHAW/Karolinska Institutet
Nov 6 2019 @ 00:00 – Sep 1 2020 @ 00:00

A short international exchange for staff and students


A unique partnership between three European universities (ZHAW, Karolinska Institutet, Amsterdam UAS) open to staff and students from Europe and around the world.

One week international exchange with the aim of strengthening students’ professional identity and enhancing their intercultural communication skills and future international connections.

Each week includes joint projects and expert lectures, as well as social and cultural programs.
Each week includes a staff program.


Short term mobility week 2020
Short-term Mobility Week: Occupational Therapy on the Edge @ Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Nov 6 @ 00:00 – Nov 8 @ 00:00




  • An international short-term exchange opportunity for students in Occupational Therapy to explore the (re)-emerging work of OT with    marginalized populations
  • Program includes international guest lectures, an advocacy group project and social activities
  • There is also a parallel staff program so please join with staff and students!


Flyer OT on the Edge
ZHAW International Winter School 2021
Jan 11 @ 00:00 – Feb 5 @ 00:00
ZHAW International Winter School 2021



ZHAW School of Health Professions in Winterthur, Switzerland, is happy to offer you an attractive International Winter School 2021 despite the ongoing corona pandemic. We have adapted the School’s program to the current restrictions and challenges, offering you some of the courses in an online format. This means that you can participate in the Winter School 2021 from the comfort of your home.


Aims and topics

Together, Swiss and international students will learn about interprofessional cooperation in the health and social sector. Future health professionals and social workers gain new competences in dealing with complex and challenging interprofessional situations and learn how to efficiently cooperate with each other.

This year students can choose between several courses. Some are in hybrid (onsite and online) and some in online only format. Participants can book one full-time course per week.

All courses are in English, level B1-B2 required.



For the two full time courses students will gain 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) subject to 50 – 60 hours of student work. Preparatory assignment, full time attendance and successful end of week assessment are required.


Target group

Third year Bachelor students of the health professions of ZHAW, some ZHAW Social Work students and around 150 students from partner institutions of ZHAW School of Health Professions or ZHAW School of Social Work studying Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and Prevention or Social Work.

Courses are primarily aimed at Bachelor level, but Master level students are welcome to participate. Some practical experience is required, at least 2nd year of BSc study.



Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00
Online and Onsite in Switzerland



We will give priority to the students of choice of our partner universities. In a second step the courses are open to all health – and social care students and universities. Thank you for adhering to the following nomination and registration process:


First step – Nomination (deadline 07. November 2020):
Please email us your nominees at international.gesundheit@zhaw.ch including the names, e-mail addresses and which course that they would like to attend. Indicate the priority of your students of which we aim to consider at least two and the remainder will be set on the waiting list. In the on campus course we are aiming at a high diversity as the spots are limited.

Second step – Online Registration (deadline 15. November 2020):
The registration link and the cancellation policy are still in progress but will be online in November. All payments will be made online and will go hand in hand with the registration. Before 15th of November the waiting-list students will be notified and informed about the registration process. There will be a separate communication.

Staff Mobility:

There will be reduced staff mobility possible during this Winter School and the course leaders will contact their colleagues directly if and when support and collaboration is planned.
More detailed info could be found on the following link: Winter School 2021 Website




Flyer Winter School 2021
HAN International week Health & Social studies @ Microsoft Teams
Feb 3 @ 08:00 – Feb 5 @ 17:00
HAN International week Health & Social studies @ Microsoft Teams


We warmly invite you to participate in our 9th International Week, from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 February 2021. In anticipation of further COVID-19 measures, the week will mostly be organized online.

Of course the week will consist of lots of online lectures and workshops. Some activities will take place on campus. Only a few seats are available. Keep posted to find out how you can get a ticket for one of the campus activities. All activities on campus will be streamed live, so no one has to miss out!

From Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 February 2021 participants from all over the world will give workshops, presentations and key-notes about topics concerning Health and Social Studies. One of the key note speakers is the Dutch research journalist Sinan Can who has made several documentaries about the Middle East. We have also received registrations from speakers from USA, Scandinavia, India, UK and Russia. This year the week will mostly be organized online, but some activities are on campus.

The international week is organized for second year HAN students of:
– Educational Theory
– Social Work
– Arts therapies and Psychomotricity
– Applied Psychology
– Nursing
– Allied Medical Care
– Occupational Therapy
– Physiotherapy

– Speech and Language Therapy

Because most activities are online, some of them will also be open for other HAN-students or international students. Stay tuned to our channel, to get informed and inspired.
For more information check out our website: www.han.nl/internationalweekhss
Inspiring innovation to meet contemporary global public health challenges @ Online
Mar 3 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Inspiring innovation to meet contemporary global public health challenges @ Online



As an existing Undergraduate or Postgraduate student of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the University of Derby, a potential new international student, or a student enrolled at an overseas partner University you are all warmly invited to join our free, virtual international mobility challenge event for 2021. All participants will have the chance to win £500 of online shopping vouchers.

During March you have the opportunity to work online within small mixed student teams to network and innovate creative solutions to contemporary challenges.

Teams will be mixed and allocated at the start of the challenge – so you will need to get collaborating straight away!

It will be an opportunity to meet other students on a shared online platform, learn about one another, explore different approaches & cultures, ignite and share ideas, collaborate towards a shared proposed solution, and continue to maintain these new networks in the future.

Within your allocated team you will examine a defined contemporary global public health challenge.

You will ultimately be required to produce and present a short video of your proposed team solution detailing the Why, What, and How. The notional budget for the solution needs to be determined by the team – but you need to be realistic and consider how you would successfully secure suitable funding if after this event you wanted to go ahead and take this solution to actual delivery.

We will have a winning group for this challenge with £500 of online shopping vouchers to be shared amongst the winning team members.

Contact sessions will all take place in UK GMT time:

  • 3 March: 1700-1900
  • 4 March: 1700-1900
  • 10 March: 1700-1900
  • 11 March: 1700 -1900
  • 17 March: 1700-1900
  • 18 March: 1700-1900

You must be prepared to attend ALL of these online sessions as they are primarily opportunities for you to meet with your team and work on your proposed solution together.

The event will be supported by guidance from academics with a wide range of experience in public health initiatives and interventions from within the United Kingdom and around the globe. Although please note this is not a taught challenge, it is student-led and your own group will be coming up with the solutions!

For any additional queries before the event or if you need to cancel a reserved place, please contact Guy Collins (Senior Lecturer/College International Academic Lead).

Register here