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22 - 26 August 2022, Heidelberg, Germany

Summer School

The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, is pleased to announce the Summer School 2022 “Trends in Nutrition Epidemiology” to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, between 22nd and 26th August, 2022.

The Summer School aims at building scientific capacity for research on the nexus of environment, diet and health. This Summer School is of particular interest and relevance to practitioners and researchers from the areas of nutrition science, epidemiology, public health nutrition, and other intersectoral topics shaping health and wellbeing of populations. The specific objectives of the Summer School are (i) to provide participants with basic understanding of dietary assessment methods, modelling of dietary behaviour, determinants of dietary practices, and dietary habits as risk factors for diseases with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, and (ii) to familiarize with key trends and opportunities in nutrition science, the current scope and international activities.

The course covers 5 days of training with 28 academic hours. A group of experts in various areas of nutrition epidemiology will deliver the course using interactive and participatory teaching methods. Representatives of the four German Nutrition Research Clusters - DietBB, NutriAct, NutriCARD, and Enable - will introduce the scope and the specifics of each cluster.  Please see the attached course programme for more details. Full attendance (100%) in the course, active participation in group assignments and timely submission of individual assignments are expected.

Course programme

Participant’s profile

You are eligible to apply if you have:

  • a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human nutrition, nutrition science, food and nutrition science, dietetics or another topic-related subject;
  • basic epidemiological skills will be helpful to actively participate in the course (preferable, not mandatory).  

Participation fee

The course participation fee is €100,00 (one hundred euros). This fee also covers coffee-breaks and lunches during the course, 22-26 August 2022. One group dinner on a self-payer basis is planned during the course week.

Other expenses

All expenses incurred by the participation in the Summer School shall be covered by the participants. These expenses may, depending on your country of residence, include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Visa
  • International/Regional travel
  • Travel health insurance
  • Airport shuttle / train
  • Accommodation and meals during the stay in Heidelberg (breakfasts and dinners)
  • Transportation in Germany
  • PCR test (COVID-19)

The organizers can, upon request, provide invitation letters for visa application.

Application procedure

Your application shall consist of 2 parts:

  • A short CV, max. 2 pages, highlighting your background and experience relevant for the Summer School;
  • A letter of motivation, max. 1 page, stating your motivation for participation and your special interest in the topic, a short description of your present duties / position and what this seminar will add to your professional and / or personal development.

Please send your application with the subject line “Summer School 2022_your name_country” to Prof. Ina Danquah at ina.danquah(at)uni-heidelberg.de latest by 13th July 2022.

All applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process by 22nd July 2022.

For further questions, please contact the Summer School coordinator:

Prof. Ina Danquah at ina.danquah(at)uni-heidelberg.de