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LUMC will host several online summer schools in 2021

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May 18, 2021

In the summer of 2021, the LUMC will host numerous summer schools on varying topics. All summer courses will be online due to COVID, making it possible for international students to join more easily!

The following summer schools will be organized:

  • Leiden Summer School in Regenerative Medicine
  • Leiden-Brazil Summer School on Data Science in Health and Disease
  • LUMC Summer School on Population Health Management
  • Summer School Artificial Intelligence & Value Based Healthcare
  • TechMed Summer School
  • Translational Winter School on Neuromuscular Diseases

Check out the list of summer schools here and sign up!


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