Launched in 2017, the Maastricht Centre for Global Health addresses health and well-being in a globalised world, and promotes equity and participation. The centre’s research not only contributes to a better understanding of upstream determinants of health, but also to the understanding of transnational responsibilities and response options for international global health agendas.
Global Health is an emerging and rapidly growing academic discipline that addresses the far-reaching implications on population health and wellbeing of international trends and governance issues such as: trade regimes, geo-political developments, environmental changes, and societal and technological innovation. Global health research involves the understanding of the linkages and interdependencies of global, biological, social and human systems, and relies on integrated contributions from various academic fields and disciplines.
For more information please contact Dr. Remco van de Pas, Academic Coordinator, r.vandepas[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
The Maastricht Centre for Global Health is a joint initiative by the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science, The Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development. It aims to expand collaboration across other faculties. The collaboration creates a platform for an unprecedented and exceptionally rich, multidisciplinary research network for Global Health.
The research themes are linked by, and based on, an ethnographic approach facilitating the analysis of co-production of local and global determinants of health, a Science and Technology Studies inspired notion of co-production of knowledge, innovation and society, and a critical reflection on the evidence, best practices, governance and the political-economy of Global health.
The Maastricht Centre for Global Health is committed to collaborate beyond its borders to share knowledge and know-how with the wider community, both at Maastricht University, but also internationally. This is facilitated through an associative membership model with different levels of involvement, support and sharing. Send an email to our secretariat to connect to a diversity of global health expertise and people.
The Maastricht Centre for Global Health is enabling an environment of open and shared knowledge by actively seeking collaboration, organizing peer-to-peer learning and networking activities, involvement of Master's students and PhD-researchers through teaching and internships, and postgraduate education. Interested in what your peers are doing in the field of Global Health? Get involved through the Maastricht Global Health Knowledge platform (in progress).