Life Sciences

Rationale

Life sciences, mainly understood here as the sciences which study human beings, are studied and taught in numerous different programmes and formal and informal contexts in Coimbra Group Universities. Researching and educating in Life Sciences implies a reflection on values, on scientific and social developments, on the expectations of society and more. An interdisciplinary and harmonized approach to the problems encountered by the Life Sciences is crucial for the contribution that Higher Education Institutions need to make to the complex challenges of contemporary European and global society.   

Expected outcomes  

- An increased level of cooperation of Coimbra Group universities in the Life Sciences academic fields, whose outcomes should include:

- Sharing and dissemination with the Coimbra Group of information and good practice on Life Sciences structures, activities and projects;

- Close monitoring of and contribution to European policy-making in education and research and its impact on Life Sciences; 

- Liaison with the SSH and STEM Working Groups for the furtherance of interdisciplinary approaches and projects;

- Effective support to the Executive Board on possible proposals from the Coimbra Group aimed at influencing and shaping European programmes and policies regarding Life Sciences.

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