RCSI to host THE University Impact Forum on health and well-being

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The Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Forum: Health and Well-being will take place in partnership with RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences on 7 and 8 July 2021.

At the inaugural forum, thought-leaders and experts from higher education will convene to share research, ideas and solutions that address the global health conditions and diseases that impact human outcomes around the world.

THE, the global authority on higher education, will host the forum as part of a series of events on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The forum will address the role that universities can and should play in promoting sustainability and development to advance health and equity post-pandemic.

The two-day event will feature a series of discussions about innovative approaches to transform health and well-being. Speakers include Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO; Professor Margaret Gyapong, Director of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana; Professor Mary Cannon, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health, RCSI; and Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.

Duncan Ross, Chief Data Officer, THE, said: "Universities have a vital role to play in delivering the agenda of SDG3 – Good Health and Well-being. They can provide access to deep research, but also act directly in their communities as beacons of best practice. We hope that our Impact Rankings will continue to surface the brilliant work that higher education is doing, from across the sector and the world."

Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO, RCSI, said: "It is my great pleasure that RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences is host to the inaugural THE University Impact Forum on Health and Well-being. We had greatly hoped to be able to welcome delegates to our Dublin campus, however due to the pandemic we will gather virtually instead for a thought-provoking programme on improving health outcomes and transforming lives. With a singular focus on health sciences, RCSI is purposefully committed to working to solve the greatest challenges of modern healthcare through world-class education and research. We take seriously our duty to use our expertise, knowledge and discoveries to inform and influence healthcare providers and policymakers and to foster improvements in health across the world."

The event will also provide exclusive insight into the metrics and methodology behind the THE University Impact Rankings with a focus on SDG3: Good Health and Well-being. The Global Goal for worldwide Good Health promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.

View the full programme and register here.