About GlobeLife

GlobeLife is a collaboration between Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet. The overall aim of GlobeLife is to strengthen collaboration through research and training in the field of global health both within and between Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet. Thereby, we will become more competitive and relevant partners in the global ambition and strive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Survey 2018

This survey was constructed as an initial step to further increase and strengthen the collaboration between KI and UU in the area of global health. The ambition with the survey was to learn about projects that are relevant to the field of global health, and to identify collaborations between KI and UU, as well as collaborations with other universities in Sweden and abroad.

The survey used the following description of global health: "global health is an area of study, research and practise that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide ...it emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions, involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based interventions and prevention with individual-level clinical care.

The survey was sent to heads of departments and research group leaders at KI and UU. It included 91 questions divided into three sections: "Research", "Education" and "Other activities".

More researchers than expected were active in global health, within all three areas: research, education and other activities. The answers show that there were already many collaborations in global health between the two academic institution and therefore, a good platform for increased and enhanced collaboration between KI and UU.

Download a report of the survey.

Contact/Working group

Academic advisors

Professor Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University

Professor Christian Giske, Karolinska institutet

Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Karolinska institutet

Associate professor Meena Daivadanam, Uppsala University

Steering committee

Karolinska Institutet

Professor Anders Gustafsson, vice president

Professor Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

Uppsala University

Professor Mats Larhed, vice-rector, Medicine and Pharmacy

Professor Andreas Mårtensson