Learning Symposium India

Every year, over 300 students from the consortium gather at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, in India, for a two-week course. They work together to explore how Global Health regulations such as the UN SDGs and conventions of the WHO, ILO and UNEP translate into specific arrangements in the Indian health system. They focus on topics such as occupational health, reproductive and child health, mental health and one health. In addition, students participate in a two-day conference with keynote speakers and concurrent thematic sessions with student thesis research presentations.

Course Format

  • Field visits to sites such as the Anganwadi center; fish canning factory; virology lab; goat farm; and psychiatric hospital.
  • Group work in small international multidisciplinary teams.
  • Stakeholder interviews with experts and practitioners.
  • Engaging discussions with peers on thesis research topics.
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Learning Symposium India
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“This has been a life transforming experience. And I leave the symposium with the renewed faith in humanity and immense hope for all the ground-breaking work we will accomplish together in this amazing field.”

Sareen Ali, McMaster University

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Staff involved

Dr. Arathi Rao

Dr. Arathi Rao

Dr. Agnes Meershoek

Dr. Agnes Meershoek

Ms. Sue Barclay

Ms. Sue Barclay

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