Education

The New Utrecht School offers different forms of education in which students are challenged to think about the effects of sickness and health in contemporary society.

What Is the Role of Stories in Healthcare?

International Summer School: Interdisciplinary learning in Medicine, the Humanities, and the Arts.

Research and education within the domain of healthcare are subject to rapid change. Technological developments and the democratisation of knowledge challenge us to reconsider the balance between hard science and soft skills in healthcare. At the same time, artists, artistic researchers, and humanities scholars increasingly turn their attention towards questions of health and wellbeing. Therefore, the future of thinking about illness and wellbeing is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature. Hence, this international Summer School aims to stimulate interdisciplinarity at the intersection of medicine, the biomedical sciences, the arts, the medical humanities, and the humanities.

For more information and application details, see the Summer School webpage.

Minor Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that is formed by the structural exchange of knowledge and insights in a collaboration between (bio)medical sciences and healthcare disciplines on the one hand, and humanities disciplines such as ethics, communication, philosophy, history and (reflection on) art on the other. The aim of Medical Humanities is to develop a solid theoretical understanding of themes such as health, disease, patient experience, sustainable care, life and death. This gives students a better insight into the perception of patients and into the healthcare system, so that they can work on innovative solutions in practice. For more information see here