Global Health Challenges

Global Health Challenges

Course dates:
22 July, 2024 to 16 August, 2024
EU/EEA citizens 5000 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 9000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Medicine, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Monday, 1 April, 2024
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

NB: Online module 22.07-01.08 and on-campus module 05.08-16.08


General information

The international summer course in Global Health Challenges is an introduction to the greatest global health challenges of our time.

The course will cover key Sustainable Development Goals of importance to global health including:

Health & Human Rights
Global Health Governance
Epidemiological Transition
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Medical Tourism
Access to Medicines
Behaviour Change & Health Communication
Health & Development
Technology, Innovation & Global Health
Disasters & Humanitarian Assistance
Migration & Mental Health
Health Systems in a Global Context
Private Sector Perspectives

You can expect course participation by a truly international group of students and young professionals from a range of professional backgrounds, and an introduction to the key concepts, determinants, opportunities and challenges in global public health.

Through a mix of lectures, case studies, group work and workshops, this summer course will explore, explain and analyse many of the greatest challenges to current and future health. The summer course aims to serve as a platform for networking, capacity building and inspiration, thus empowering participants to become more effective health leaders, thinkers and change-makers.


Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).


Application form

ECTS accreditation

Master level


Contact information

If you have questions about the course content, please write to