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21st Century Skills for Healthcare Professionals

This multi-professional course is intended for students in nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, allied health care workers, and many others fields, who want to develop new skills and work in an international context. The course is organised by the Institute for Nursing Studies and the Institute for Physiotherapy, UASU Utrecht. We will focus on themes as rehabilitation, technology, mental and social health, innovation and designing. These topics will be discussed in a multi-disciplinary working environment.

Healthy Aging

This course will inform you, from different perspectives, about the factors that keep older people healthy and enable them to continue to participate in society. We will focus on a better understanding of the aging process, the prevention of functional decline and preservation of autonomy. Different excursions will let you experience getting older. Prior to the course, you will be given an assignment to conduct a life review with an elderly person (65+) and which will be presented during the course.

Global Health Ethics & Equity

This summer course will focus on urgent topics in global health ethics and equity. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges to health equity in the world at this moment as well as potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Tropical Institute. 

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Summer School of Utrecht University and the University of Latvia. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy, security dilemmas and new challenges. The course delves into the different and diverse political and economic perspectives that can be found in Europe, and provides an insight into the Baltic States, going from the past to the future.

Introduction to Complex Systems

Our world has an abundance of so-called complex systems. These are typically large collections of connected elements that influence each other. In this hybrid course, we combine examples across physics, the life sciences, socio-economic sciences and humanities with an introduction to basic mathematical tools to learn a complex systems way of thinking. The main aim is to show students how complex systems science is applied by Utrecht University researchers to challenging societal problems.

Creative Fiction and Non-Fiction: Utrecht Writing Workshop

Writing creatively, in any genre, is the ultimate way to explore the possibilities for expression and innovation in language. In this course (with instruction in Dutch or English) you will focus on structure, style, and genre to improve your writing skills, and write critical exegeses of your work to situate it within longstanding traditions and current trends in literature.

LANDac Annual Summer School "Land Governance for Development"

Welcome to the LANDac (the Netherlands Land Academy) Annual Summer School “Land Governance for Development”. Large-scale acquisition of land in the Global South has received a great deal of interest in the last few years. This course provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the ‘land rush’ within the more general context of land governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We will look at the history and drivers, the diversity of stakeholders and networks involved, the urgency of current challenges and innovative governance solutions.

Survey Research: Design, Implementation and Data Processing

Changes in technology and society strongly influence modern survey research. This course covers the essentials of modern survey methodology, organized by the Department of Methodology and Statistics in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Central to the course is survey quality and the reduction of Total Survey Error (coverage, sampling, nonresponse, including questionnaire and mode effects), while balancing logistics and survey costs. Best practice guidelines for surveys from design to implementation, analysis and reporting will be discussed.

Prep Course Master Veterinary Medicine

Do you want to be a veterinarian? And are you studying at an EAEVE or AVMA accredited veterinary institution? Are you interested in advancing animal health and animal welfare in relation to public health and the environment? Then sign up for this summer course that will prepare you for the Master’s programme of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. The course-programme offers intensive training in the physical examination of animals. Furthermore, you will learn how to perform clinical reasoning and will learn about topical issues on animal welfare, ethics and legislation.

Exploring Culture through Data: Digital methods & Data practices

Please note that the dates for this summer school have not been finalized and may thus still be subject to change.

Are you curious, eager to learn and would you like to have an enriching experience during your summer holidays? This course would make a great opportunity! The accelerating datafication of society constitutes challenges and opportunities for humanities research. We welcome you, students and non-students, to join us in this online crash course in data practices and digital methods.

European Cultures and Identities

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover the answers while staying in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today. Even though the majority of European countries is progressively collaborating on an economic and political level, each of Europe’s countries and peoples still carry their own distinctive cultures, languages, political views, religions, and traditions. Overall, this course offers an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity.