Summer School

Each summer the Belgian Medical Students Association (BeMSA) and ANSER welcome students from all over the world for a 12-day educational program on ‘Reproductive Health & Rights’. The goal is to provide an unforgettable experience by broadening students’ view on the subject in an interesting multicultural setting.

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Doctoral School

ANSER organizes on a bi-annual basis an inter-doctoral school course with PhD students on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including:

  • SRHR in the SDG framework and other policy initiatives
  • Underlying causes of (in)equities in SRH
  • Maternal health
  • Adolescent SRHR
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  •  Family planning
  • Sexual wellbeing
  • Existing SRHR data sources
  • Conducting SRHR research


Classes are taught by lecturers from Ghent University, Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and other member institutions of the Academic Network on SRHR Policy (ANSER).

The Doctoral School is intended for students from different disciplines such as life sciences & medicine; arts, humanities & law and social & behavioral sciences. Primarily aimed at PhD students from Ghent University and other Flemish Universities and research institutions, although applications from Master students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as applicants from non-Flemish institutions will be considered. In particular, PhD students from ANSER partner institutions are encouraged to apply.

Blog on the Global SRHR Doctoral school:

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Mobility Fund

The network encourages staff mobility jointly organized by and between network partners to catalyse joint research. This will allow staff members of an ANSER institute to spend some time at another ANSER institute to contribute to ANSER related activities.

Staff mobility is possible for both junior and senior staff. The goal is to contribute and respond to the needs/tasks to be done of both the travelling staff member and the receiving research team and to the goal(s) of ANSER.



  • Junior professional internship: To stimulate interaction and exchange between Network members, catalyse joint research and build capacity, the Network encourages junior professional internships that are jointly organized by Network partners. During this internship, a qualified candidate will work for two consecutive periods of three months in two ANSER partner institutions on tasks related to the Network.
  • Master student internships: The Network encourages internships for master students enrolled in relevant programmes at Network partner institutions. During this internship, a qualified master student will work in a network partner institution and gain work experience in the field of SRHR policy research.