In a significant stride towards international collaboration in medical education, LUMC and Airlangga University have fortified their existing partnership. Notably, the collaborative efforts were spearheaded by Artaria Tjempakasari, the coordinator of the Renal and Urinary Tract block for third-year undergraduate medical students at Airlangga University, and Prof. Dr. Joris Rotmans from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).
The driving force behind this initiative was to elevate the existing partnership to new heights. To achieve this, both institutions organized an online guest lecture by Prof. Rotmans, aimed at third-year undergraduate medical students at Airlangga University. The lecture covered a spectrum of crucial topics about the field of nephrology.
Prior to the lecture, Prof. Joris had assigned several exercises to the students to ensure thorough preparation. The collaboration not only showcased the dedication of the students but also highlighted their impressive level of enthusiasm. Prof. Joris, reflecting on the experience, expressed, “It was really fun to give a lecture to these students. I am quite impressed with the level of preparation and enthusiasm they demonstrated.”
The success of this venture has laid a solid foundation for the continuation of the collaboration between LUMC Global and Airlangga University. Both parties are eager to build upon this achievement, fostering a sustained exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of medicine. The commitment to further collaboration is underscored by Prof. Joris, who affirmed, “This collaboration will definitely continue.”
On June 23rd, we organized the first LUMC Global Community Meeting on establishing successful Sino-Dutch collaborations in (bio)medical research and education.
During the EU TalentOn, 26 teams of 4 highly motivated European individuals will compete in finding innovative solutions to grand societal challenges in five Mission Arenas, linked to the EU Missions. The themes these teams will be working on during this brand-new event are climate adaptation, cancer, healthy soils and clean waters, and smart and climate-neutral cities.
During the week of 14-18 September 2022, each team will be matched to a buddy, working as the team manager. This person will do everything possible to help the team and maximize efficiency. As a buddy, you get to experience the EU TalentOn and its thrilling program at PLNT in Leiden and gain experience within the organization of an international academic event.
Together with the TU Delft | Global Initiative, LUMC Global has set up a collaborative research workshop which kicks off today. Students enrolled in the workshop will partake in a study to primarily analyze the correlation between spatial conditions of residential neighbourhoods and buildings, and health. They will develop a comparative analysis of two neighbourhoods in The Hague.