Launched in 2019, the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH) was originally a consortium between LMU and Université Paris-Saclay (France), Lund University (Sweden), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), and the University of Szeged (Hungary). Now the alliance has been given the green light for four more years along with 15 other European pilot consortia. Furthermore, it will be strengthened by the addition of four new partners: the University of Alcalá (Spain), the University of Hamburg (Germany), the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), and UiT – the Arctic University of Norway.
”We’re delighted that our collective efforts in establishing EUGLOH were positively evaluated and that our renewal proposal was able to persuade the competition judges,” emphasizes Professor Francesca Biagini, LMU Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity. “Particularly in times of global public health challenges, scientific approaches to the subject of global health are of paramount importance – and doing this across national and disciplinary boundaries is even more important.”
The renewal proposal EUGLOH 2.0 pursues an approach that goes far beyond the traditional domain of health care and encompasses factors such as the future of medicine, climate change, environmental hazards, biodiversity, digital technologies for health and well-being, and the humanities and social sciences for global health.
Integrated campus with focus on global health
Over the next four years, the alliance of nine partner universities from various regions of Europe will create an integrated campus with a focus on global health. To this end, the universities will pool relevant expertise for the topic of global health – from biomedicine and life sciences to the social sciences. Collectively, they possess an extraordinary variety of scientific infrastructure and a dense network of attractive local and international cooperation partners.
In this inter-university network, students will spend time studying at the other partner institutions. And doctoral and post-doc students will also be able to benefit from the collaboration for their academic research projects. Already, EUGLOH enables members of participating universities to exchange ideas and information about various subject-relevant topics in summer schools, workshops, and discussion groups.
In the current application round, the EU will be providing additional project funding per alliance of up to 14.4 million euros for the next four years. This exceeds the amount available in the first funding period, where each consortium was granted five million euros for three years. The European Universities initiative is being financed by the European Commission and the member states of the European Union as part of Erasmus+ with the goal of contributing to the creation of a “European Education Area.”
Further information about EUGLOH: https://www.eugloh.eu