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NOK 200,000 in new scholarships

Announcement: Education for sustainable development. Will you be involved?  SHE (Centre for Sustainable Health Education) announces NOK 200,000 in scholarships for students at the Faculty of Medicine.

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Get involved when SHE mobilizes students' creative abilities to take an active role in addressing sustainability challenges in health education. Photo: Jarli&Jordan/UiO

This year's corona crisis illustrates the importance of a Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education. The corona virus has brought about dramatic changes, both in society as a whole and in health care education more specifically. We now invite students at the faculty to be active participants in this development and to help ensure a sustainable healthcare education.

The corona situation provides a basis for reflection on sustainable decision-making. The preparedness discussions related to the corona crisis raise the question of what a sustainable decision is in the current situation; open or closed schools, social distancing or curfew, to name but a few examples.

SHE will mobilize students' creative abilities and invite students to take an active role in addressing sustainability challenges relevant to the faculty's education programmes. To name a few possible relevant topics: challenges related to the prioritization of health resources in decision-making, including ethical dilemmas; antibiotic resistance; or how choices made in the health sector might have socio-economic impact.

Projects on how climate change, migration and an aging population affect health services are also highly relevant.

The projects can result in different formats, for example podcasts, e-learning programs, peer-to-peer teaching, chronicles, feature articles, or the like. Projects that promote interdisciplinary collaboration between different programmes and/or are relevant to a large part of the students at the faculty will be of particular interest.

Collaboration between teacher(s) and student(s) is also welcome.

Assessment and implementation of the projects are planned before summer 2020 and the projects have to be completed by November 1st. There is no upper limit on the size of the individual grants.

Deadline: May 31th 2020.

Application can be registered through this online form:

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SHE (Centre for Sustainable Health Education) will, in collaboration with students, renew health education in light of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). These scholarships have been created on the initiative of students, and SHE wants to build on the strong student engagement at the faculty. The objective is to enable future health workers to make holistic decisions that do not compromise future needs. The centre is interdisciplinary and part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. SHE received funding from DIKU in December 2019. The centre activities are divided into work packages, and these scholarships are a part of a work package that focuses on student involvement. The leader of the work package is Tiril Seppola Reed, who is a student at the faculty. Questions related to the scholarship can also be addressed to her via e-mail address

Published May 8, 2020 12:50 PM - Last modified May 20, 2020 1:20 PM