Planetary Health and Climate Resilient Health Systems Challenge

Our daily activities, consumption and exploitation of natural resources are putting enormous stress on our planet and are unsustainable. The health and survival of humankind and the planet are inseparable. Planetary health aims to identify new pathways that will support the renewed relationship between humans and Earth’s natural systems – in a way that society can continue to responding to their needs without overburdening their environment and the Earth’s natural systems.

Through a combination of online modules, in-class workshops and interactive (international) online seminars, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities and possible trade-offs necessary to build health systems supportive of both human and environmental health and respond effectively to climate change.

Practical information

This course is for Master’s students from TU/e, WUR, UU and UMC Utrecht (EWUU alliance). To follow this course you have to choose one package.

  • All packages start on the 26th of February, 2024
    Package 1: Full-time van 6-weeks (8 EC)
    Package 2: Part-time van 6-weeks (5 EC)
  • The course is in English
  • Online and offline (hybrid)

Teaching methods

This course provides students with the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary team to tackle real-world problems through challenge-based learning. In collaboration with external stakeholders, including clinicians. Additionally, students will collaborate with international students to develop an infographic to present to the class. This assignment provides students with an excellent and essential opportunity for not only interdisciplinary but international and intercultural collaboration to dive into the complex and persistent issue of planetary health.


The registration starts on the 30th of October 2023 and the deadline is on November 26th, 2023 for WUR and TU/e. For UU and UMC Utrecht is the deadline on January 15th 2024.
All students that registrate should send an e-mail to Julia Addison
TU/e via: EduXchange
WUR via: EduExchange
UU and UMC Utrecht via OSIRIS code GEDU10022

For more information or advise contact Julia Addison


Lily Frank

Ellen Mangnus

Julia Addison