First in-person meeting in London for the Global Health Chairs

The Global Health Knowledge Hub lead by Université Paris Cité and the Circle U. Academic Chair Jean-Philippe Empana, met in person for the first time on 18 May at King’s College London.

From left til right: Pascal Grosse (Chair for Humboldt), Sandy Tubeuf (Chair for Louvain), Aleksandra Buha Djordjevic (Chair for Belgrade), Oumy Dramé (Project manager for the Knowledge Hubs), Jean-Philippe Empana (Chair for Paris), Lara Tavoschi (Chair for Pisa), Matthew Prina (Chair for King’s) and Christian Morberg Wejse (Chair for Aarhus). Not present: Eivind Engebretsen (Chair for Oslo).

The Chairs had fruitful discussions and this meeting was an opportunity to finalise the preparation of our first Circle U. summer school on the theme "Rethinking Global Health" which will be held in Paris in July. It was also an opportunity to reflect on the future of the hub.

The Global Health Hub is one of the three Circle U. Knowledge Hubs (Democracy - Climate - Global Health). The Hubs are physical and virtual spaces for students and staff to co-create knowledge and solutions across disciplines with external stakeholders. The Hub has various projects underway: 

  • As part of the seed funding scheme, the Hub is working on how to develop global health in the curricula. The Chairs will hire an intern to conduct a survey on the matter.
  • The Chairs won a call for projects funded by Université Paris Cité for a project on Global health and pedagogy. This project aims to study the pedagogical foundations of Global health teaching. 
  • They are going to organise a thematic seminar in October in Berlin on how science can help promoting sensible Global health politics.
  • The Chairs plan several other shared projects such as the submission of a COST Action project on Global health.

Following this meeting, the Hub participated in the Circle U. first National Conference in King’s (19-20 May). The chairs were involved in a workshop on Global Health in the Curriculum. The workshop allowed them to interact with other conference participants and exchange views on how to improve global health education in our universities.

Published June 27, 2022 2:12 PM - Last modified June 27, 2022 2:12 PM