Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Global Health: Urban Vitality

Improvement & equity in health worldwide

‘Global Health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. (J.P. Koplan, Towards a common definition of Global Health, 2009).

The bachelor minor Global Health will prepare you

  • to work in a diverse society
  • to collaborate in interprofessional teams
  • to practice your profession in a diverse context, either in a European or non-European country
  • to become aware and to take into account the effects of a globalizing world.

The minor programme is offered by the Faculty of Health of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). The program goals are developed in conjunction with the Universities of Oslo and Aalborg. Topics regarding Global Health are addressed from a holistic perspective. Furthermore, you will work in a interprofessional and international classroom, supported with innovative teaching strategies. You will learn to evaluate the needs of specific target groups in different districts of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe and worldwide, with a focus on a critical evaluation on social determinants of health.


The Global Health Minor is taught in English. With dedication your learning scope will expand through using social science theory and methods for critically analysing health issues in a globalising world. Intercultural communication skills are required to collaborate in project work together with Dutch and international students. While conducting fieldwork in the Netherlands or abroad, building a partnership with stakeholders is essential and will open your mind to the living conditions and experiences of others. 

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Gezondheid 24 maart 2017

Research Award 2016