Nordic Summer School

The Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology is arranged biennially. The next Summer School will start in August 2024.

Applications for the Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology are now closed. 


Course and Research Projects for Students in Medicine, Statistics, Biology, Nursing and Public Health

The next Nordic Summer School (Phase 1) will be held from Monday, 12 August to Friday, 23 August 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Phase 3 will take place from Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 January 2025 in Virrat, Finland.

The Association of the Nordic Cancer Registries (ANCR) holds a summer course in cancer epidemiology every second year. The Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology is sponsored by the Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) and the National Cancer Societies in the Nordic countries.

The Nordic Summer School is open to 25 Nordic university students in medicine, statistics, biology, nursing and public health.

The Nordic Summer School consists of 3 phases:

Phase 1:  12-23 August 2024 in Copenhagen which will provide an introduction to epidemiology in general and cancer epidemiology in particular.

Phase 2: During the practical phase, which will take place two working months before January 2025, the students will carry out projects at the national cancer registries or research centres.

Phase 3:  24-26 January 2025 in Virrat, Finland where the participants will present the results of their projects under guidance of tutors. This course is hosted by Tampere University in Finland.

There is no registration or tuition fee. All travel expenses and accommodation at a low-priced hotel (shared twin room) during phase 1 and 3 will be covered by the Nordic Summer School.

Course language:  English

The course is estimated to 10 ECTS credits.

The course is designed for pregraduate students, close to the final years of study. Young postgraduates may also apply but since postgraduate courses exist, priority will be given to pregraduates. Students are encouraged to develop a social programme assisted by the course staff and local students.

You can see the programme here.

Course director: Lina Steinrud Mørch, Denmark

If you have any general questions about the Summer School, please contact Lissa Churchward at

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