The U21 Health Sciences Group was established in 2000 to provide Faculty within U21 member universities with a framework for exploring opportunities for collaborative projects, information exchange and sharing of resources in the area of Health Sciences.
Following a successful inaugural meeting of the U21 Deans and Heads of Medicine and Nursing in 2000, membership expanded to include Dentistry and Health Rehabilitation Sciences (2001), Pharmacy (2004), Public Health (2007) and Midwifery (2015).
The mission of the group is to enhance individual and collective contributions by leadership to health sciences education and research and to social transformation through sharing of experiences and resources and through collaborative interdisciplinary projects.
Each year, the group meets in September for its annual meeting to discuss topics that are relevant to members and hear about the latest updates on collaborative projects.
The Health Sciences group has an external website with further information about their activities: www.u21health.org