International Bachelor and Master Summer School 26-30 August 2019

Improving health at the interfaces between environment, plants, animals and humans


When: 26-30 August 2019
Where: University of Bern, Switzerland
Participants: Bachelor students (third year) and masters` students (first year) with a background in life sciences. 


A healthy environment, including healthy soils, plants and animals, is essential for human well-being. One Health is an interdisciplinary framework that helps us to understand the processes that shape and connect global health.

The One Health International Bachelor and Master Summer School at the University of Bern offers a unique opportunity to explore the methods and current knowledge on the health of terrestrial food chains, from soils to plants, animals and humans. Students participating in the Summer School will explore the interfaces between the different compartments and learn about the key role of microbes in causing disease and conferring health benefits. Participants will have the possibility to visit multiple state-of-the-art research laboratories working on One Health projects and will have the chance to experience One Health research first hand. Excursions along the terrestrial food chain will provide opportunities to explore connections between plant, animal and human health, whilst enjoying beautiful Switzerland. Through challenge-based learning, students will be able to use their own skills as health detectives to find potential solutions to some of the most pressing problems of the future.