History of the consortium

Since its founding in 2010, the consortium has welcomed new partners and now stretches out over four continents. This diversity is indispensable for realizing our ambition to address global health issues with sensitivity for locally grounded realities.

September 2023

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Bangladesh University of Professionals join the online courses Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2 and the Manipal Learning Symposium.

April 2023

Students from Thammasat University and Niigata University participate in the Learning Symposium in India.

January 2023

Students from Universidad del Rosario take specialisations at Maastricht and McMaster Universities, following up the online participation during the covid-19 pandemic.

September 2022

Students from Niigata University are welcomed in the joint online courses Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2.

April 2020

The Learning Symposium moves online because of the covid-19 pandemic, and is highly valued by the students.

October 2019

To celebrate the tenth cohort, the Advisory Board meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands and ambassadors from all consortium countries.

2019

In 2019, the independent Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) grants the Maastricht program an overall assessment of good and excellent, declaring the online courses, the learning symposium and the consortium best practices in Global Health.

September 2019

Students from Ahfad University for Women participate in the joint online courses Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2 and the Learning Symposium in Manipal.

September 2017

Students from Universidad del Rosario are welcomed in Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2 courses.

September 2017

The University of South-Eastern Norway joins the consortium, offering specialisations to students from the other consortium partners.

January 2017

Ahfad University for Women welcomes consortium students by offering specialisations.

2015

In 2015, the McMaster program received the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Panorama Award for Outstanding International Education (Academic category).

January 2014

Universidad del Rosario joins the consortium by offering specialisations to consortium partners’ students.

April 2011

First Learning Symposium in Manipal, India.

September 2010

First student batches start at the four partner universities, Thammasat University, Manipal University (now Manipal Academy for Higher Education), McMaster University and Maastricht University and are pioneering in the online courses Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2.

May 2010

Founding Advisory Board meeting hosted in the Dutch Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands.