Denmark, Copenhagen

Transitions in Urban Living: Focusing on global health challenges using Copenhagen as a case

when 14 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 533

The University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health offers a two week, full-time summer course in transitions in urban living. Through a combination of lectures, discussions and field visits the participants will be introduced to inter-disciplinary, research-based and solution-oriented approaches to the health challenges of urbanisation. Examples will be provided from urban settings around the world. A selected location in Copenhagen will serve as the real-life case for group work.

Lectures, facilitation of field visits and group work will be provided by a mix of researchers from different faculties at the University of Copenhagen supported by experts from the School of Architecture, the Municipality of Copenhagen, WHO European Regional Office in Copenhagen, and other external partners.

The participants will group wise work on a future vision and layout of a particular urban space in Copenhagen. This process will involve collection and analysis of data making use of the theories and methods introduced by the various lecturers.

Course leader

Flemming Konradsen

Target group

This is a postgraduate level course aimed at students as well as professionals in all fields of social and natural sciences, public health, humanities, engineering, architecture and business with an interest in health and sustainable urban development. The course is taught in English.

Course aim

The objective of the course is to provide the participant with knowledge, skills and competences to identify, analyse, discuss and pursue approaches to address priority urban health challenges in a local and global context.

Credits info

5 EC
Oral exam: On the last day, to pass the course, the groups must present their proposal to a panel of experts including representatives from the University of Copenhagen and stakeholders from the outside.

Fee info

EUR 533: EU/EAA citizens
EUR 833: Non EU/EAA citizens


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