University of Nicosia Medical School Partners in its First Horizon 2020 Project which Examines the Issue of Global Warming

The University of Nicosia Medical School is engaged as a partner in its first HORIZON 2020 project under the guidance of faculty member, Dr. George Samoutis. The project is entitled “Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming” (Acronym: HEAT-SHIELD) and is led by the University of Copenhagen.


Environmental heating is a growing challenge for our community and problems are already experienced by millions of Europeans during the summertime and aggravated during heat waves or occupational settings. In addition to the well-known health risks related to severe heat stress, a number of studies have co