One Health in Utrecht
The Master’s programme One Health offered by Utrecht University is unique because it connects health of humans, animals and the environment. The programme allows you to combine research and education in a high quality (academic) research environment. You will work independently on two research projects, guided by leading experts in public health, molecular epidemiology, population dynamics, microbiology, and risk analysis. Within these research projects you will acquire research skills and put your gained theoretical knowledge into practice. The programme is hosted by the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), which is a research institute within the faculties of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Science of Utrecht University. The IRAS is a member of a number of national and international research partnerships and is also a WHO collaborating centre. In addition, IRAS is connected to different institutes outside Utrecht University, such as The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Animal Health Service Center, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Graduate School of Life Sciences
Life Sciences is one of the four strategic themes of Utrecht University and is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS brings together the research expertise and facilities of the faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. Research at the GSLS is highly interdisciplinary, because scientific breakthroughs take place where physics, medicine, chemistry and biology interact.
Introducing Life Sciences
Every year all new Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences start their academic year with a mandatory introduction week. Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is part of the course Life Sciences Academy and covers aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development and valorisation & industry.