Language and Short Courses 2021/2022

Bayreuth International Summer School – Planetary Health, Economics and Public Health Planetary Health, Economics and Public Health

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 04 - July 15, 2022
Target group

International undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students


The first week serves as an introduction to the various fields of planetary health, health economics, and public health respectively in this interdisciplinary course. The second week focuses on current questions and research approaches. Furthermore, there will be a public lecture on the topic of "Pandemics and Public Health".

In the first week, the course prepares students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • the economics of health and healthcare
  • economic evaluation of health interventions
  • planetary health and the relationship between human health and the health of the natural environment
  • associations between health behaviour, nutrition, and planetary health
  • sustainable economic models to protect planetary health

In the second week, the course should increase students' skills and their ability to:

  • use and interpret economic concepts for health policy and public health
  • interpret economic evaluations of health interventions
  • identify the interdependencies between human health and the natural environment
  • identify the associations between human health behaviour and the natural environment
  • interpret the likely impacts of alternative economic models and policies on human and planetary health

For more detailed information on the course content and lecturers, please visit our website.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 04 - July 15, 2022
Price only on request
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably level B2) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please submit your contact information and supporting documents (CV, brief personal statement, and proof of language proficiency) via our website:

Please contact us by e-mail if you have any questions regarding the application procedure.

Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.
Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Events and activities in and around Bayreuth as well as an excursion at the weekend will be organised.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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