Maastricht University Students In Global Health Scholar Exchange Programme
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming students Lisa Meels, Nina Meels and Simone Maassen, from Maastricht University, who came to The Chinese University of Hong Kong as part of the Global Health Scholar Exchange Programme, a postgraduate research training attachment organized by the CUHK Centre for Global Health.
Under the supervision of Prof Tony Nelson from our Department of Paediatrics, the students worked on projects in vaccines and global child health, areas chosen based on their own research preferences and theses.
The Global Health Scholar Exchange Programme is a 1 to 3 months attachment that aims to give postgraduate students the opportunity to refine their research skills working on projects of their own interest. Participants receive expert guidance from our public health academics and get to experience life in Hong Kong. The success of this attachment follows a Memorandum of Understanding on students exchange signed last year between our School of Public Health and Primary Care and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. We believe in adopting a global approach in our health education and research and consider such exchanges between our two institutions to be mutually beneficial.