Medical University of Lodz and University of Copenhagen (Center for Healthy Aging), cooperating within international consortium European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health, calls for applications of MUL students to attend Summer School – “Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging” to take place in Copenhagen on July 7 to July 26, 2015.
The summer course is aimed at students from medical and other relevant scientific disciplines with great, wide-ranging interest in aging issues.
Decreasing birth rate and better health care have given rise to the aging population – one of the most important demographic events of the 21st century, and therefore the elderly population will make up the larger part of our society. It is evident that the shift towards an aging population has a profound medical, economic, political and social impact in the society in all the countries affected. The course offers a unique opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge on how more people can live healthy lives.
The objective of the course is to explore how we can better understand aging and the aging population, and how to prepare for and deal with the impact of aging in society.
The summer course will provide the attendants with diverse scientific experience in the field of aging research. It focuses on interdisciplinary research projects and will give you the opportunity to learn and apply research methods from other disciplines in specific project work. Lectures will cover knowledge from different fields of aging research, ranging from the humanities to molecular biology and innovation.
The University of Copenhagen can offer fellowships for the two nominated MUL students of 12,000 DKK. The amount covers tuition fee, accommodation, and living expenses during their stay.
The participants of the course will be accredited with 5 ECTS.
Evaluation of the candidates (every MUL student may apply, independently of language of study and citizenship) will be based on provided documents and personal interview with MUL faculty (in English). Nominees by MUL will be finally evaluated after sending applications to the University of Copenhagen.
Please, provide the following documents to Ms. Justyna Strumiłło at the International Affairs Office at the Rector’s Office Building by May 18, 2015:
1. Application/Cover letter (in English) showing motivation, current research interest, especially in “aging problems”, achievements in the field of the course, if any, and data on any scientific activity as a student.
2. Grade point average (GPA) from the academic year 2013/2014 and from the first semester of the academic year 2014/2015, confirmed by the Dean’s Office.
3. Contact data (tel. nr. and e-mail address)
The interview with MUL faculty will take place in the Rector’s Office on May 19, 2015 at 11:00.
Jacek J. Rożniecki, MD, PhD, DSc
Representative of MUL for International Cooperation