Course in One Health in Northern Communities and Ecosystems course

Explore the dynamic and interdisciplinary world of One Health in our upcoming two-module (on-site and online) course with a focus on Northern Communities and Ecosystems. The modules are jointly organized by UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), University of Oulu (UOulu), and the University of Faroe Islands (Setur) with support from the University of the Arctic (UArctic). 

Course dates: 

- On-site module: 17-21 June 2024 at INN Campus Evenstad, Norway. In this link you can find more information about Evenstad and INN.

- Online module: September to November 2024

Registration deadline: 15 March 2024, registration is currently open and the registration form can be accessed here.A step-by-step guide of the registration process can be downloaded through this link.

Course fee: Students will have to cover a student fee at INN (888 NOK) for each module and their own travel for the on-site module. Accommodation and lunch will be covered by the course organization. Students enrolled at any Norwegian university will have a reduced student fee.

About the course:

The on-site module will be project-based. You'll engage with real-world challenges through case studies, focusing on Northern communities and ecosystems. The course preparation will include a range of literature, from peer-reviewed scientific articles to grey literature and book chapters, ensuring a well-rounded foundation even if you don’t have a good understanding of One Health yet. 

The online module will offer comprehensive coverage of One Health in Northern communities. You can join our module from anywhere and explore critical aspects of One Health such as food and water safety, zoonoses control, or contamination. This format is perfect for students seeking flexible learning options while engaging in transdisciplinary dialogue and problem-solving.

Who is it for: The course is relevant for students with a background in life sciences, natural or social sciences as well as humanities, law, and health sciences, currently studying at master's or PhD levels. The course may also be relevant as continuing education for professionals interested in the One Health topics, the Northern communities, and transdisciplinary approaches. Admission priority will be given to students registering for both modules (on-site + online), but the modules can be taken independently. 

What documentation is required for your application? Applicants must provide the following:

- Proof of education, showing possession of a Bachelor's degree in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, or health sciences for MSc applicants (courses MAOK4008 and MAOK4018), or a Master's degree for PhD candidates (courses AE9119 and AE9129).
- Evidence of English proficiency, as outlined by the INN's requirements, which can be found here: English Language Requirements.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) limited to 2 pages, and a motivation letter of no more than 1 page, detailing your reasons for applying to the course and how you anticipate it will advance your current projects or professional goals, especially considering the northern communities and ecosystems focus of this course. These documents should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded as the 'Motivation Letter' document during the application process.

ECTS (MSc and PhD level): 5 ECTS for each module

For more information contact Javier Sánchez Romano (