Participants came from Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway and Greenland. Half of the students met in the auditorium of the Pikialaarfik building and the other half tuned in from the rest of the world via the course's virtual platform. The course could therefore easily be held within the current assembly limit of 20 people in Nuuk.

The course was made possible by a grant from the University of the Arctic and planned in collaboration between three research communities, all part of the Centre. These are the Steno Diabetes Center Greenland, Institute of Nursing & Health Science (Ilisimatusarfik) and the Center for Public Health in Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik and the National Institute of Public Health, SDU).

The course focused on the implementation of health promotion interventions, diabetes research, user involvement, researcher positioning, complex interventions and the use of artificial intelligence in health research. The course also coincided with World Diabetes Day, so participants set off together on a cold walk as part of the Global Diabetes Walk 2021 initiative.

Photo: Christine Ingemann



The PhD course is related to the activities of the UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic

For more information, contact: Gert Mulvad, E-mail: