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Diversity in Care: International Health Care Week 2021

The professional Bachelor in Health Care, Nursing at VIVES organises the international week ‘Diversity in Care’, that will be held from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October 2021 in Kortrijk (Belgium). You are welcome as a lecturer or student to participate in this international week. As a guest lecturer, you can present a healthcare and diverse topic of choice to our second year Bachelor in nursing students. As a student you can participate in the international week, blended or physical.

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For the guest lecturers:

We would like to welcome you as our guest!  Your presentation should contain: 

  • A topic linked to diversity in healthcare  
  • A topic linked to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) - Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations Development Programme ( 
  • A lecturer/seminar/workshop given in English of 60minutes: you present yourself, introduce your topic, explain the relevance of the topic for students healthcare, Q&A 

Please note that you are also welcome to follow other sessions during the international week.

During the international week, visits and meetings will take place with foreign and local colleagues (depending on the COVID19-measurements).  We organize a hospital visit, visit of the simulation lab and a “thank you” diner, an extra opportunity to meet with all the other guests. The staff program would start in the afternoon on Monday till Friday -lunchtime.

The teaching mobility can be financed by ERASMUS+ through your institution’s International Office, there is an Erasmus+ agreement between your institution and VIVES (B KORTRIJ 01). Guest lecturers will receive a certificate stating that they have taken part in teaching activities amounting to 8 hours. If there is no Erasmus+ agreement at present, but you would like to have one drawn up, please contact [email protected], coordinator internationalisation for Nursing & Midiwifery.   
Please register to participate.  

aula full of VIVES students

For the students:

If you would like to follow the international week as a student, please inform your international office and register to participate.  The teaching days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  On Thursday, we organize a day-out, please note this may include a fee of max. 25 euro.

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Travel information


You can find a wide range of hotels in Kortrijk (West-Flanders, Belgium). Please e-mail the hotel of your choice as well as the date of check-in and checkout to [email protected] as soon as you have booked your hotel room. That way we know where to find you during the event.


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teaching – research – international office – other:

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