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Urban Strategies for Health Promotion

University of Groningen

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Groningen

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary A guided tour through Groningen – one of the Netherlands' oldest cities and saturated with architectural gems designed by international star designers – kick starts a summer school that introduces its
Course description Improving public health by architectural and urban interventions is nothing new. Since the introduction of sewage systems in the mid-nineteenth century, planners and engineers continued to add new methods and design approaches that should help to make citizens healthier. Although these approaches were triggered by concrete problems in specific urban settings, they as valid today as in the context that produced them.Today’s cities are a collage of districts and neighborhoods from different periods. They exemplify different urban models that are characteristic for the time they were designed. After the general introduction to the city, the participants will get to know four of these models, their primary task being to compare their health effects and explore ways to improve them. All except the most recent neighborhoods have witnessed waves of change – sometimes they were modified several times. In terms of public health, cities show striking inequalities and the division lines often coincides with the borders between urban districts and neighborhoods. The Summer School results in a comparative study that combines* the analysis of the architectural and urban characteristics;* mapping
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Language of instruction English
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Arts
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.


Admission requirements
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Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
7 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 255€ 255€ 255

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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Selma Bakker

Coordinator Summer Schools

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