Call for Application to attend International “one health” summer school 25 – 30 August 2019, Kigali

The University of Edinburgh and the University of Rwanda will be co-hosting a “one health” summer school in Kigali from Sunday 25th to Friday 30th August 2019. “One Health” is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better health outcomes for humans, animals and ecosystems. 

Our summer school will bring together master’s students from both universities, providing them with an opportunity to work together across disciplines to tackle pressing global health challenges that cross the boundaries between human, animal and ecosystem health. 

There are eight funded places available for University of Rwanda students. If you are studying for a master’s degree at UR in a relevant subject (human health/medicine, animal health/veterinary medicine, biodiversity/conservation/ecosystem health) and would like to attend, please send your motivation letter by applying on this link :


What will summer school involve ?

Students will stay at the Good News Guest House and classroom teaching will take place at University of Rwanda. Summer school will start with a welcome session, followed by a welcome dinner on Sunday 25th August. On Monday 26th August, Professor Michael Thrusfield will deliver a series of lectures on clinical trials epidemiology and statistics, introducing the principles of clinical trials and illustrating this with examples from both human and veterinary medicine. Prof Michael Thrusfield is a distinguished veterinary epidemiologist from the University of Edinburgh. You can read his profile here

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August will involve group project work. Students will undertake field trips related to this group project work on Thursday 29th August and will present their work to their colleagues on Friday 30th August. Summer school will close mid-afternoon on Friday 30th August. There is a draft timetable overleaf.


About the University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is ranked 18th in the world by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News’ Best Global Universities Ranking, and the 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. The University’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has a long history as one of the best medical institutions in the world. We have a long tradition of attracting students from across the world to study with us.

In recent years, we have been pioneers in the exciting new field of online learning and teaching. Designed specifically for working professionals, our suite of part-time online Master’s degree programmes provide high quality, interactive online learning opportunities and qualifications in a range of global health areas, spanning human, animal and ecosystem health. 

We are fortunate to be supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, which provides scholarship and summer school funding to many of our students from low income Commonwealth countries.

You can find out more about University of Edinburgh online programmes here.

Deadline of applications 24th July, 2019