In the afternoon of the 11th of January, a large group of Chinese PhD candidates and some of their supervisors came together with our dean Prof Pancras Hogendoorn, LUMC Global, the Graduate School and LAP in the HePatho Bar to celebrate the western new year and formally meet each other. We also looked forward to the celebration of the Chinese new year, the year of the rabbit!
It was truly heartwarming to see this group of ambitious young researchers together, who are spread over many different departments and research groups within the LUMC. We exchanged experiences and answered questions, but most of all, we had a blast connecting socially! We are looking forward to follow the exciting academic journey of our new arrivals.
Last month we kicked off the pilot study on housing and health, set up by the TU Delft | Global Initiative, Leiden Center for Applied Bioscience (LCAB) and LUMC Global in which 6 groups, consisting of students from all institutes, joined forces to analyse the correlation between spatial conditions of residential neighbourhoods and buildings, and health. All groups developed a comparative analysis of two neighbourhoods in The Hague, with each group looking at different neighbourhoods. Last week, on November 10, they presented their findings and suggestions on the central theme: how do we build a pandemic proof and healthy city?
The Globalization, Accessibility, Innovation, and Care (GAIC) Network has released its 2022 Annual Report. The report showcases how the network has grown into an international, interdisciplinary academic network through the studying of changes in society, access to health care, and global changes in demographics and technology. “GAIC links inquiry of digital innovation, health and humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. By investigating extraordinary phenomena in different places, a comparative and critical perspective with regards to findings is encouraged“, said LUMC Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen, Coordinator GAIC.