The RUG is an internationally oriented university counting 120 nationalities; 30,000 students, 2,230 academic staff; over 400dissertations per year and over 6,000 publications. The RUG is in the top 100 in several influential ranking lists and member of theExcellence Group of the Best Universities in Europe and has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. HealthyAgeing is one of its three spearheads with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the lead.In 2005 the RUG and the Academic Hospital Groningen (AZG) established the UMCG as a joint activity and its Faculty of MedicalSciences functions as an integral part of the University. The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is appointed by the Board of the RUGand is a member of the Board of Directors of the UMCG
Jacobs University is an international university, opened in 2001 and founded with the support of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the University of Bremen, and Rice University, Houston, Texas. Jacobs University is a highly selective, private institution for the advancement of education and research. Jacobs University has 70 exceptional professors and 227 research and instructional personnel, and 1,244 multinational preparatory, undergraduate and graduate students (325 PhDs). Students (BA, MA and PhD) come from more than 100 nations worldwide. This provides a unique opportunity to develop research instruments in diverse languages, and conduct studies in different countries.
The Italian regional authority, the Marche Region, pursues the overall protection of health through prevention, treatment andrehabilitation, in full respect of human dignity. The Marche region mainly does this through programming, integration andcoordination of health and social services. The Regional Agency for Health – ARS (Agenzia Regionale Sanitaria) – is the operative arm of the Health Service (Servizio Sanità), which is the organizational structure of the Regional Council, the policy-making body responsible for Health (among other issues) in the Marche Region. The Region, besides other strategic, economic and monitoring roles, manages the development of the Social-Health Regional Plan, with the view of promoting socio-health integration, and with particular care for older people. It also manages policies related to family; childhood and youth; among others and it is responsible for programming the system concerning the supply of health. Through a series of agreements, the Marche Region formally works in tight cooperation with the University (UNIVPM), including the Faculty of Medicine and nursing.
The Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Safarika v Kosiciach (UPJS) is the second-largest university in the Slovak Republic. It has 5faculties and provides education for almost 8,000 students mostly from Slovakia but also for foreign students with almost 1,500academic employees. UPJS’s research activities result in an average of 2,500 scientific publications per year. UPJS is the third best university in Slovakia according to URAP – University Ranking by Academic Performance (2016-2017). In Europe, it belongs to the first 500 best universities (474th in 2016)
The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) is the largest and oldest University in the West of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff. The university is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide for teaching and research quality with a distinguished reputation for excellence in the fields of social science, medicine, nursing and health sciences. It is included in the top200 Most International Universities in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings2015-2016). NUIG is one of the top universities nationally for graduate employment with 91% of graduates in work or further study within six months of graduating. Within NUIG the Discipline of Health Promotion is a multidisciplinary academic unit incorporating the Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC). The HPRC was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health PromotionResearch in 2009 and received re-designation in October 2013. This designation is a recognition of the international standing of the work of the Centre.
EURASHE is a partner in the IMPACCT (IMproving PAtient-centered Communication Competences) project.
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The main objective of IMPACCT (IMproving PAtient-centered Communication Competences) is “to improve the relevance and quality of education of medical and nursing students in Europe through the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an evidence-based Health Literacy Educational Program. The educational program will consist of a set of about 20 learning units. Taken together, these units reflect the fact that a comprehensive approach is needed to tackle health literacy problems. To enhance the health and well-being of people with low health literacy, students need a wide range of health literacy competences related to clinical competences (e.g. diagnosing among people with low health literacy), but also competences for communication, collaboration, leadership or quality assurance, to prevent health literacy related problems. Watch the short video below to get a well rounded impression of the project.
The University of Groningen (1614) is a research university with a global outlook. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years: the University is in the top 100 of the most influential ranking lists. It holds currently 30,000 students and 5500 staff members from home and abroad. Talent is nurtured, enabling the University to bridge the gap between science and society. The University is committed to actively collaborating with the social partners, with a special focus on the research themes Healthy Aging, Energy and Sustainable Society. It is distinguished by the close link the University has forged between research and teaching, a bond that does justice to their interdependence. Students from every continent prepare themselves in Groningen for their international career paths. As an institution facilitating academic research and teaching, the University works at the forefront in its respective fields. The University undertakes its cooperative relationships on the basis of openness and equality. In these relationships, the University is socially involved, purposeful and creative. The University stimulates current debate on scientific, social and cultural issues and is clear and convincing in such debates. It houses the International Tuning Academy which results from the Tuning Educational Structures in the World projects launched in 2000. Tuning has drawn attention to the importance of involving all stakeholders, including employers and graduates, in the process of curriculum design and implementation. The University is – together with the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, co-ordinator of the Tuning Educational Structures in the World projects and co-founder of the International Tuning Academy.