”Good health is essential for everyone, and hence so is educating good health workers and specialists in health care, such as doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals. Everywhere around the world, well-educated health professionals are needed who are of great value to society; not only to individuals, but also to communities. Worldwide, there is a great demand for qualified change workers and educationalists to help educate and prepare future health workers.”
”Students in today’s programmes are tomorrow’s leaders in their country’s health system.”
Having research, education and valorisation as its cornerstones, the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) has expertise in research and education in the broad healthcare domain that have a societal impact. SHE is probably the largest and most productive group and wishes to share its expertise, and hence have an impact, to innovate and improve the education domain. Regionally, nationally as well as internationally. With its mission, SHE supports the education and training of health professionals in developing countries and invests in these efforts through its ‘SHE Collaborates’ division.
SHE Collaborates is the international division of SHE that serves as the engine of education innovation in many parts of the world. As such, it is the information broker between the external demand for educational change and the expertise of SHE and Maastricht University in Problem-based Learning. The world of education in the health professions is changing rapidly. The fundamental backbone of this change is the growing rise of education units, also in vulnerable areas.
Scholarships for professionalisation in vulnerable areas
Especially in developing countries, there is a great need for curricular innovation within education, good leadership, digital innovations and change management; hence the creation of this SHE Fund. By offering scholarships, we wish to contribute to the education and equipment of these future change managers in developing countries. Many alumni of SHE become education leaders and change agents in their home institutions. Alumni of the SHE PhD programme have become productive scientists in the field. An important objective of the SHE Fund is therefore to offer equal and more opportunities in developing countries.
Purpose statement of the SHE Fund
By making scholarships available for SHE education and collaboration in research and projects, the SHE Fund aims to contribute to the professionalisation of educationalists within the health domain in vulnerable areas. The SHE Fund seeks to achieve this goal by:
- offering scholarships to students at various levels (Bachelor/Master/PhD) wishing to enhance their competencies as a professional in healthcare education;
- making scholarships available for courses targeting future professionals (change managers) in vulnerable areas who learn to manage and lead changes (that have an impact) within their discipline;
- offering research grants and contributing to high-quality research and projects (also internationally) within SHE; and, additionally
- contributing to the School’s various activities that promote multicultural interactions between students and alumni.
Spending by the SHE Fund on the scientific research envisaged will be assessed by a committee of experts affiliated to the fund. The members of the committee are Professor Dr. A. De Bruin, Dr H. Roebertsen en Dr. M. Verheggen.
How can you support this fund?
Would you like to support the SHE Fund, part of the University Fund Limburg, in its mission? Your support is greatly appreciated. To support us, please either click the donation button below or issue your contribution to the bank account of the University Fund Limburg /SWOL, IBAN: NL21 INGB 0653 6632 42, for the attention of the SHE Fund.
Would you like more information about this fund?
For more information about SHE, please visit the SHE website. For more information about the SHE Fund, please email us at: SHE@maastrichtuniversity.nl. You can also find out more about the work of SHE by watching this animated video.
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