Academic Offerings

ERACOL addresses the thematic fields Education, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Health Sciences, Natural and Social Sciences, all of which relate to health and public health. The teaching programmes provided by the consortium will give participants top-level training that prepares them for careers in clinical, biomedical, public health or applied research. Such studies will enable them to confront the challenges in the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and policy sector that face them – and the world – both now and in the future. As most health threats have a significant international dimension, this international perspective will be of great importance.

The particular focus within these areas is to improve health and healthcare, and to reduce socio-economic inequalities. Teaching and research topics include topics of particular relevance to international health and the health situation in the Latin American countries involved. These include among others, clinical management; socio-economic differences in health and access to care; infectious-disease management and tropical medicine; sexually transmitted diseases; occupational and behavioural health-risk factors, the genetic and environmental determinants of health (such as dementia, glaucoma, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, myopia, neuropsychiatric diseases, paediatric diseases, and chronic respiratory diseases); and a reduction in the number of deaths due to preventable factors.

You can choose from a wide variety of academic fields at different levels of study (undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate and academic staff) offered by each of the partner universities.

Below you find an inventory of the courses taught and research lines per partner university. Please be aware that the lists are not exhaustive, and may be updated during the call for applications. In the PDF files, names and contact data are available for specific questions about research options and course programmes.

Latin America:

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Universidad de Panama, Panama

Universidad del Cauca, Colombia

Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Universidad Latina de Panama, Panama


Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

University of Torino, Italy