Curious about Global Health in Munich?

The aim of this website is to provide a comprehensive platform gathering all the global health related activities at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in one place. It was launched by the Center for Global Health at TUM as a response to students’ interest in the topic and their requests for an overview of the ways they could learn more and get involved. Here we gather information about the different research, teachings and other projects in the field of global health at TUM as well as upcoming events.

What is “Global Health”?

The increasing interconnectedness of the world we live in means that health has also become a topic that requires a global perspective. In order to address the complex health challenges of today we need to go beyond local solutions and approaches. Challenges include for example changing prevalence in neglected tropical diseases as a result of migration and climate change or the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Global Health is a multidisciplinary approach to research, teaching and policy making connecting biomedical sciences with political and social sciences, computer sciences and engineering to thereby better understand as well as address the interconnectedness and interplay of the many different health determinants.

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