Establishing a Knowledge Hub on Global Health

39 professors from Circle U. member universities have been appointed in the framework of the Academic Chair Programme. Seven of them in the Knowledge Hub on Global Health. Who are they, and what are their main tasks?

The Knowledge Hub on Global Health will address the pressing issue of global and local inequities in health and seek to develop strategies for providing better healthcare for all.

The hub will organise its first summer school for PhD students in Paris in July. The overall topic is «rethinking global health» and we will focus on three sub-themes: politics and governance, diversity and equity and the history and future of global health.

These are the seven Chairs in the Knowledge Hub on Global Health

Profile picture of Eivind Engebretsen
Eivind Engebretsen has pioneered interdisciplinary approaches to the study of political ideologies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
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Sandy Tubeuf is an economist working on health outcomes at the Faculty of Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain.
Profile picture of Aleksandra Buha Djordjevic
Aleksandra Buha Djordjevic is a pharmacist holding a PhD degree in Toxicology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade.
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Matthew Prina, King's College London. His research focuses on ageing, mental health and lifecourse epidemiology, with a global outlook.
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Jean-Philippe Empana. MD, PhD and co-team leader of an INSERM research team dedicated to cardiovascular disease epidemiology (CVD) in Paris.
Profile picture of Christian Morberg Wejse
Christian Morberg Wejse is a research clinician who is a specialist in infectious diseases and professor at Aarhus University Hospital.
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Pascal Grosse, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Pascal is a practising neurologist with a specialisation in neurological sleep medicine.


The role of the chairs

Like in the other Knowledge Hubs, the Open School, the Student-Led Innovation platform or the Think and Do Tank, the chairs in the Academic Chair programme will:

  • Link education and research within and across disciplines, focusing here on issues related to climate;
  • Engage students to take an active role in knowledge creation and socially-engaged research on a theme which already captures their interest;
  • Represent and champion Circle U. within the alliance, nationally and internationally, as well as with external stakeholders. One opportunity for such exchanges will most probably be the Training Programme for Practitioners on Climate Change (see article on ERIA).
  • Stimulate new models of academic collaboration and partnership in their domain of expertise, and share these across Circle U.

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Published Dec. 3, 2021 10:09 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2021 10:09 AM