COHEHRE 2022 | Join us in Rotterdam

Urban Health: Inclusion and sustainability in super-diverse cities


Welcome in Rotterdam

We are happy to invite staff, students, and strategic management to the Cohehre Conference of 2022. Finally, after two years meeting each other in online webinars it is time for face-to-face interaction. 

Let’s meet in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, share and exchange knowledge and ideas, go to the market on Thursday, all the while forging and nurturing your partnerships. 


Rotterdam is known as a superdiverse city, a so-called majority-minority city. It is divided by the river Maas into the relatively rich Northern part and the more deprived area with a relatively young population in the South of Rotterdam. The South area has been getting a lot of attention in the last decade from both the local and national government, because Rotterdam wants to be an inclusive city for all residents.


There is a direct link between the theme and one of the 17 Social Development Goals. 

The reduction of inequalities within and among countries was adopted by the United Nations in 2015, as a call to action to ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. ‘Leave no one behind’ is the central promise of 2030 for SDG number 10. And this means: “eradicate poverty, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind”(UN, 2015). For the city of Rotterdam the promise ‘Leave no one behind’ means everyone in this city feels at home: an inclusive city. It’s quite a challenge for a city with more than 200 different nationalities. The Rotterdam University works closely together with the local government on this theme in which students are involved in projects and research in the triangle of practice, research, and education. During this conference you will experience it especially during the study visits on Thursday afternoon.

let's make it an inspiring conference together

Conference dates

Student programme & Staff conference
  • 9 – 13 May 2022: Student Programme
  • 11 – 13 May 2022: Staff Conference
  • 12 May 2022: Strategic Managers meeting


Word of welcome

Jeroen Oversier & Patrica Claessens

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