Open lectures about climate change, weather and human health 27.–29.10.

According to expert panel of the Lancet, the most notable medical publication, climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

The recently established WHO collaborating centre will start it’s activities with a doctoral training course “Climate Change, Weather and Human Health”. Lectures included in the course are open to all interested in the topics.

The programme of the lecture series

The objectives of the course are to provide basic information from the climate change and it’s environmental, social and health consequences and mitigation measures.

Lecturers are recognized experts on their fields of research like Professor Colin D. Butler from the University of Canberra, Australia, Professor Birgitta Evengård from the University of Umeå, Sweden, Research Professor Nils Petter Gleditsch from the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Norway and Adjunct professor Yuming Guo from the University of Queensland, Australia. Additionally, authorities from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finnish Environment Institute and CERH are involved.

The course is organized by the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH) in collaboration with Doctoral Programs in Public Health and the University of Oulu Graduate School. The course takes place in the auditorium of Kastelli research center (Aapistie 1, 1st floor) between 27th and 29th of October.

Lectures will be given in English. Lectures are also available online at

Riitta Aittamaa

Last updated: 22.10.2014