Global Health Institute Thailand


This opportunity is made available by Chiang Mai University (CMU).  Since 2012, the University of Minnesota has collaborated with CMU on this program designed to foster collective action for the benefit of public health, food security and ecosystem health. 

Global Health Institute-Thailand 2017

Knowledge and Skills for Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease at Convergence of Animal, Human, and Environmental Health

February 5-24, 2017 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Global Health Institute – Thailand 2017 represents an international collaboration between two World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centres for Veterinary Services Capacity Building: the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS), University of Minnesota, and the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Chiang Mai University, also an Excellence Centre for Veterinary Public Health at Chiang Mai University. The GHI provides an opportunity for participants from university, government and industry sectors to meet together with faculties from the University of Minnesota and academic institutions in Thailand to examine the impact of globalization on health and identify strategies that support a healthy and productive global workforce.

The fifth annual GHI offers intensive study combined with a 2-day research conference in support of the goal of One Health Leadership in emerging diseases at the convergence of animal, human and environmental health. The GHI program offers 6 course options for participants in order to fulfill and complement the One Health Leadership experiences. The GHI 2017 - Thailand offers a great opportunity for all participants to share knowledge and strengthen professional networks.

University of Minnesota Student Scholarships

A limited number of $2,000 travel scholarships are available for AHC students to attend GHI 2017.

University of Minnesota will not offer credit for this experience.  It is up to students to confer with their academic advisor as to how it may meet their specific requirements.  Before applying, students are required to obtain permission from their advisors and the instructors of any courses that they may be missing.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but no later than December 19, 2016.  To apply, email with the following information in an attached word document:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • University of Minnesota School
  • Degree(s) seeking and name of adviser for each degree
  • Personal Statement - In approximately 300 words, describe why you selected this program and how it suits your academic and professional goals.
  • Statement of Need - In 300 words or less, provide a statement of financial need and explain how receiving this scholarship would address that need.


Contact with questions. 

GHIT 2015 Reflection

Sylvia Wanzala, a PhD student at the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, participated in the Global Health Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2015. 

Go SafeProgram health and safety information is available at GO SAFE.