Summer Course on Global Health and Health Diplomacy

The goal of this 2016 Summer Course was to provide an updated and solid understanding about the main topics and challenges of the new disciplines of Global Health and Health Diplomacy.

The training was addressed to:

  • Health professionals
  • Diplomats

  • The staff of international organizations
  • The staff of NGOs
  • Students of Master and PhD Programmes

Participants learned how to analyse the implications of major challenges of Global Health and the negotiation processes leading to international health related agreements.

The Gulbenkian 2016 Summer Course on Global Health and Health Diplomacy was composed of two parts:

  • Summer Course: 30 hours of interactive workshops
  • Five Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures

The Course took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), on 20-24 June 2016. Check out the programme here.

Applicants to the Summer Course

Duration 30 hours of interactive workshops plus five Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures

Enrollment deadline 15 May 2016

Selection criteria

  • Applicants should be holders of a bachelor degree or legally equivalent qualification in the field of Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Sciences or Health Economics.
  • The selection of applicants to the Summer Course will be based on an assessment of their CV.
  • The number of vacancies will be determined by the Scientific Committee of the Course.

Admission procedures

  • Applicants must submit the application form
  • and send a Bachelor’s Certificate or equivalent academic qualification, and a CV in English to

For further information about the registration, please contact Ana Meireles (


  • The application fee is 1000 euros.
  • A maximum of five waivers of registration fees may be granted to persons from financially disadvantaged countries.
  • Students and professionals born and resident in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe may apply for a travel grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, upon proof of nationality and approval of their application.


  • Attendance to the 30 hours of interactive workshops and to the four Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures is mandatory for the participants formally enrolled in the Summer Course.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Admission procedures to the Public Lectures

  • Attendance to lectures is free and open to general public.