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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for their Global Health International Summer Program

2022-11-26 03:44:31 Education


New Delhi, February 22nd, 2021: After witnessing great success for six years, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is once again inviting applications for the second online edition of its special Global Health International Summer Program.

Global health has emerged as an interdisciplinary field in the recent times incorporating both theory and social involvement, including disciplines such as medicine, epidemiology, sociology, economics, political sciences, ethics, and more. It broadens the traditional medical outlook on health, considering environmental and social determinants afflicting one\'s health; it reckons health to be impacted by ecological factors and examines how class, race, and gender inequalities affect access to health care services.

The specially designed 1-month long program aims to teach students about various aspects of global health decision making, such as globalization, ethics, migration, and case studies (such as COVID-19, Climate Change, AIDS, and Mental Health) and is led by BGU researchers, Prof. Nadav Davidovitch & Dr. Anat Rosenthal from BGU School of Public Health.

The BGU School of Public Health is a leading school within BGUs Faculty of Health Sciences. It is a Member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), a leader of public health policy in Israel, and abroad. They are engaged in researching the impact of geopolitics on pollution, access to health care services, and wellbeing.

Program delivery

Taught completely in English,the course is a comprehensive learning experience that combines dynamic, online classes, live discussions, international group work, and an applied individual assignment.The program is structured in such a way so that students opting for the course acquire even better understanding of the global healthcare scenario in a relatively short time-period

Admission Cycle:

Course dates: July 5th – August 9th, 2021

Application deadline: April 20th, 2021

The university is also offering Need-base and Excellence scholarships for the course.

Admission Requirements:

Students in their third year (or higher) of bachelor\'s degree, and students who are pursuing their Master\'s or Ph.D. degree, in the fields of Health Sciences or Social Sciences and health professionals with interest in Public Policy and Health Economics. English proficiency required. All applications will be evaluated by an admissions committee.


Application fee - $60 (non-refundable)

Tuition - $440

How to Apply: Please fill the online application form available at

About Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the fastest growing research university in Israel. With 20,000 students, 4,000 staff and faculty members, and three campuses in Beer-Sheva, SdeBoker and Eilat, BGU is an agent of change, fulfilling the vision of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s legendary first prime minister, who envisaged the future of Israel emerging from the Negev. The University is at the heart of Beer-Sheva\'s transformation into an innovation district, where leading multinational corporations and start-ups eagerly leverage BGU’s expertise to generate innovative R&D.

BGU effects change, locally, regionally, and internationally. With faculties in Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Management; and Desert Studies, the University is a recognized national and global leader in many fields, actively encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations with government and industry, and nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation in all its forms.

BGU is also a university with a conscience, active both on the frontiers of science and in the community. Over a third of our students participate in one of the world\'s most developed community action programs

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