PhD Summer School “Ethics and Research in Small Populations in Changing Environment”

This PhD Summer School will be held in association with the NUNA MED 2016 conference in Nuuk. The Summer School will include lectures from leading Arctic scientists and experienced health practitioners, together with workshops that explore the themes in depth.

All students are expected to participate in workshop sessions during the three days, in which they will present aspects of their own PhD research projects. The Summer School is open to students who are registered in a PhD programme in health sciences or social sciences are at any level in their programme, and whose work relates to the themes of the school.  The following NUNAMED conference will be a part of the PhD course.

Course credits of 3.5 ECTS will be awarded to students whose institutions have approved the course and will be awarded in recognition of active participation, review of course literature and oral presentation of PhD research projects. All students are required to submit a draft paper (maximium of 10 pages) by 10th August for circulation to participants in the summer school. A list of suggested readings will be also be made available

This is a unique PhD summer school that will take place in Greenland’s capital at a time of interest in the development and capacity building for health research, education and for health and wellbeing, including ethical aspects for the populations living in rural arctic regions.

The summer school is organized by the Greenland Centre for Health Research, Institute for Nurse and Health Science University of Greenland in collaboration with the UArctic Thematic Network Health and Wellbeing in the Arctic.

The language of the summer school will be English. Participation is limited to 15 students. NUNA MED 2016 is held from 1st to 3rd October 2016. NUNA MED is a conference on medicine, health and well-being in Greenland and the Arctic countries and is held in Nuuk every three years. At the NUNA MED conference parallel sessions will be in Greenlandic, Danish and English. Registration for NUNA MED 2016 is mandatory for participation in the PhD summer school.

Registration details and abstract submission: see Registration and Abstract pages on

Registration fee for the PhD summer school inclusive of the NUNAMED conference will be 3.000 Danish kr.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionIlisimatusarfik / University of Greenland
Begin date28.09.2016
End date30.09.2016
Registration deadline15.08.2016
ECTS credits3.5
Field schoolYes
Fields of studySocial and behavioural science (others)Health (others)Social work and counselling
Teaching placeNuuk
Tagspopulationsummer schoolhealthwellbeing
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