Students gather for summer school on One Health
Undergraduates from Una Europa partner universities assemble for two-week event hosted in Edinburgh.
Undergraduate students from across Europe are visiting the University to take part in a summer school focused on One Health – an approach that considers the inter-related health of people, animals, plants and the environment.
The event brings together students and staff from across Una Europa, a collaboration of leading European research universities, including the University of Edinburgh.
Some 52 undergraduates will spend two weeks in Edinburgh, working with mentors and researchers at the first Una Europa One Health Summer School.
Professor Lisa Boden, Chair of Population Medicine and Veterinary Public Health Policy, will spearhead the project with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and other Una Europa academics and researchers.
Participants will work together to develop their knowledge of One Health and Planetary Health by tackling challenges related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – a suite of targets designed to develop a sustainable future for all people and the planet by 2030.
Students will learn through lectures, seminars and group work and will develop and pitch their solution to a global challenge related to One Health.
The School’s interdisciplinary programme is designed by world-leading academics from across Una Europa.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop their networks through the collaborative, interactive programme.
They will gain experience in working on real-world challenges and doing so will acquire valuable skills in teamwork, communication, research and presenting.
The DDI Talent initiative, which enables training in data skills for the AgriTech sector, is supporting the planning and delivery of the Summer School.
The partnership enables shared professorships, seed funding, joint degree programmes and other initiatives.
Una Europa involves University College Dublin, Freie Universität Berlin, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the universities of Bologna, Helsinki, Leiden, Kraków and Zürich, as well as the University of Edinburgh.
We are delighted to welcome our Summer School students for what promises to be a beneficial experience for all. The event will be a platform for cross-disciplinary work and facilitate research collaborations.
We are very excited to be part of this cross-European initiative to deliver world class training in One Health approaches for tackling global challenges.