NIHES Graduation Ceremony 2014

On Friday the 29th of August, 2014, altogether 78 Master of Science and Doctor of Science graduates, representing 22 different nationalities, received their diplomas from the hands of Professor Albert Hofman, Science Director of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES).

See the pictures and the entire graduation ceremony on video.

Study Guides 2014-2015 available

These study guides will help you find your way in our research training programmes: more information on the schedules of every specialisation and your research project. And of course the general information on studying at NIHES.

The study guide for the 2-year full-time Research Master programme in Health Sciences for Bachelor graduates (120 ECTS)

The study guide for the Research Master Programmes in Health Sciences and Clinical Research for medical students

The study guide for Master of Science in Health Sciences (70 ECTS) & Doctor of Science programmes

Last hot seats available for Erasmus summer Programme!


Just two more weeks until the anticipated start of the Erasmus Summer Programme 2014! Want a sneak-peek at what this year’s programme has to offer? Take a look at this year’s ESP Journal.

If you’re still in doubt about joining the courses you’ve been eyeing all along, this is your last chance to sign-up! The last few hot seats are still available, so grab them while you can.

We hope to see you soon!

ERAWEB-LogoAfter combined efforts to ensure exposure of the available ERAWEB scholarships, the ERAWEB consortium can comfortably say it succeeded. ERAWEB received a record number of 242 applications, an astounding 98% more than last year, from students and staff applying for undergraduate, Masters, PhD’s, Post-Doctorate and staff positions. The growing awareness and stature surrounding the ERAWEB mobility programme is becoming more and more evident.

Read what professor Albert Hofman and ERAWEB student Anna Vitezova say about ERAWEB.

Excitement is mounting around the upcoming Erasmus Summer Programme

August is drawing closer and the anticipation is brewing. The Erasmus Summer Programme 2014 is around the corner and all preparations surrounding this well-awaited annual event are in full throttle.

Each year the Erasmus Summer Programme provides hundreds of students, researchers and health professionals with the opportunity to boost their academic careers.

It is a specialized event that offers three weeks of á la carte research training in health sciences. Providing its participants with a broad range of dynamic courses, both introductory and advanced, where people have the flexibility to mix and match the courses to their own individual programme.

Applications are rolling in so make sure you register on time!


We look forward to welcoming you this summer.

It’s Spring!


Spring is here and it’s time to dust away those cobwebs and REFRESH YOUR AMBITIONS! What better way to do this than to follow a few of our refreshing courses. Take a look at what we can offer you…

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Erasmus Winter Programme reaches its 10th Year Anniversary


This year marks the 10th edition of the programme, entailing another great year of clinical discoveries. Taught by world-renown experts, the Erasmus Winter Programme courses are engaged in all advances in the fields of research in clinical medicine.

Running from February 24 to March 14, this programme aims to spark all ambitions. Whatever your background, if you’re a student, researcher, executive or advisor in the health sciences, the courses are custom designed to your needs in research training in medicine and health.

Interested in taking a closer look at what the Erasmus Winter Programme has to offer? More information is available on the website

NIHES welcomes guest of honour during Women’s Health Course

Dr. Shanti Mendis photo On  Wednesday January 29th, we will receive a special guest of honour Dr. Shanthi Mendis, coordinator of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management at the World Health Organization. She will give a  Masterclass on ‘Noncommunicable Diseases and Women’s Health, a WHO perspective’.

Dr. Shanthi Mendis is currently Senior Adviser, noncommunicable Diseases in the noncommunicable diseases and mental health cluster at the World Health Organization (WHO). Since joining the World Health Organization (WHO) 15 years ago she has functioned as Director and Coordinator in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Senior Adviser, Cardiovascular Diseases. She is a Public Health Specialist and a Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. She has wide experience in global public health, all aspects of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, internal medicine and operational research.

Interested in participating? Sign up now for one or more days of the Women’s Health course (EP19)

ERAWEB Call for Applications 2014 now open!


The ERAWEB Call for Applications has just gone live… If you are interested in a unique opportunity to build an international research career in medicine and health sciences, make sure you register soon!

NIHES-Erasmus MC’s Brazilian community grows

This year NIHES-Erasmus MC has welcomed another group of Brazilian Science without Border (SwB) students. Each with a very unique story and ambition, but all with the exclusive opportunity to be in one of the best medical institutes in Europe. NIHES-Erasmus MC provides these students with highly recognized courses taught by world-renowned professors. The programme is also combined with a hands-on research experience. Overall, a once in a life time academic experience.

“Having the opportunity of studying in one of the best medical universities is extremely exciting, I am very grateful to be here. Since my home university doesn’t offer many research options, this programme is exceptionally important to me.” – Laura Pletsch Borba

The undergraduate students studying at NIHES-Erasmus MC with a Science without Border scholarship 2013:


From left: Claudio Fonte Boa Guimares Martins, Monique Nuijten (Advisor Education, Student Affairs), Felipe Valerio de Lima, Fernanda Mezzomo Collares, Gilson Gabriel Viana Veloso, Prof. Albert Hofman (NIHES Science Director), Prof. Oscar Franco (Department of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine), Natasha Scaranello Cartolano, Veronica Colpani, Laura Pletsch Borba, Vinicius Vaz de Sales Bicalho.