The Research Platform Global and Glocal Health (GGH) – Improving Knowledge for Health from a Multicultural and Equality Perspective in a Changing Society – is an interdisciplinary research environment on global and glocal health that combines various competencies and develops innovative knowledge.

Based on the UN’s Agenda 2030, the platform takes on societal challenges in global health regarding stress and mental illness, strengthening sexual health and rights, and making education accessible to all.

GGH links action-based research with exploratory research on vulnerability, prevention and support, conducts health measurements and thematic analyses based on intersectional perspectives and concepts, such as resilience, participation and empowerment.

The multicultural Malmö University is used as an analytical lens to examine glocal health among international students and PhD students on an individual, cultural and societal level. The knowledge is useful as a basis for developing both health-strengthening methods, and models for improved and inclusive study and work environments.


Reference group

Members of the reference group:

  • Anette Agardh, Lund University
  • Bo Petersson, The Faculty of Culture and Society
  • Karin Frydenlund, International Office/MaU
  • Gunta Lazdane, former head of WHO
  • Emmanuella Ohale, UN Association Malmö
  • Pernilla Ouis, Halmstad University
  • Aleksandar Štulhofer, Zagreb University
  • Despina Tzimoula, College of Gender Studies/MaU
  • Mariia Tyshchenko, honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Culture and Society/MaU