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Urban Health: Inclusion and sustainability in super-diverse cities

Dear Colleagues,

I am very sorry to inform you that the COHEHRE Conference will not be going ahead at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences as planned this year. 

There have been extensive discussions between the COHEHRE Council, the RUAS organising team and the RUAS University Executive. In the light of the spread of the Corona Virus, we do not feel we should expose our students and staff to heightened risks of transmission at this time. 

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have agreed to host the ‘COHEHRE Conference: Urban Health: Inclusion and Sustainability in Super-diverse Cities’ instead on March 24-26, 2021.

In the light of this we would be happy to refund any conference fees already paid. 
Alternatively, we would be able to carry the fee forward for the new date. 

If you would have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Isabelle Delariviere

Welcome in Rotterdam

About the theme

The theme of the conference, Urban health: inclusion and sustainability in super-diverse cities, is relevant, because Rotterdam is a city with a superdiverse population. Not only over 50% of the population has a non-Dutch background, with a representation of over 200 different countries, there's also a diversity in age, social status and income.

Variety of health and social issues

The city is divided by the river Maas into the relatively rich Northern part and the deprived area with a relatively young population in the South of Rotterdam. This South area has been getting a lot of attention in the last decade from both the local and national government. Rotterdam is dealing with a variety of health and social issues, such as chronical diseases, addiction, loneliness and risk behaviour.


The Rotterdam University works closely together with the local government within the National Program for Rotterdam South (NPRZ) to help improving the South part of the city by research and projects done by the research centre in cooperation with students. 'Wherever you go in Rotterdam South, you will see Rotterdam students in action'.

During the conference

During the conference we will share knowledge, new insights and experiences and the implications for education and research issues around the theme of this conference.

let's make it an inspiring conference together

Conference dates

Student programme & Staff conference
  • 23 – 27 March 2020: Student Programme
  • 25 – 27 March 2020: Staff Conference
  • 26 March 2020: Strategic Managers meeting


Word of welcome

Jeroen Oversier & Jennifer Lewis Smith

School of Health Care Studies

Skilled health care professionals

The School of Health Care Studies of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers bachelor, associate and master degree studies in the health care domain. Programs are being offered in powerful and flexible learning environments in which current developments and the work field are also leading elements. In addition, our school cooperates with the Research Centre Innovations in Care in systematic practice-based research within the work field, meant to improve the quality of both health care and education.

We are aware of the social importance of our mission and want to cooperate with all kinds of relevant partners to realize this. Among the strategic partners of the School of Health Care Studies are hospitals, health care centers and organizations for elderly care, rehabilitation, youth care and psychiatric care and psychiatric care as well as practices for physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, midwifery and occupational therapy.

Learn more about the School of Health Care Studies

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