Baltic Sea Region Network in Personalized Health Care

​Baltic Sea Region Network in Personalized Health Care is a multi-disciplinary and cross-national network of the universities of the countries of the Baltic Sea Region. The network is coordinated in the University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science. The Academic board was established in June 8th 2015 and has a member from each partner university. The network is expanding and looking for new possible partners.

The following universities have joined the network

  • Health Science Research Centre, University College Lillebaelt and Southern Denmark University, Denmark
  • Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway
  • Klaipeda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Rīga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvia
  • University of Tartu, Department of Nursing Science, Tartu, Estonia
  • Medical University of Gdansk, Faculty of Health Sciences with subfaculty of Nursing, Gdansk, Poland
  • University of Lübeck, Medical Faculty, Nursing Research Unit, Lübeck, Germany
  • University of Turku, Department Nursing Science, Turku, Finland


  • Enhance doctoral training and career perspectives among Baltic Sea Region network countries
  • Build up a collaborating multi-disciplinary Personalized Health research program in Baltic Sea Region

The aim of the network is to offer doctoral students a systematically built, scientifically ambitious, and multidisciplinary research training which benefits from Baltic Sea Region contacts. It is expected that the network will contribute to the further improvement of the scientific standard of personalized healthcare research and increase the number of internationally competitive experts in Baltic Sea Region.

Personalized healthcare is considered as a broad concept that includes novel concepts for patient assessment for the delivery of personalized and/or preventive healthcare interventions. Combining data and knowledge from different areas and pooling resources will pave the way for designing novel more personalized healthcare interventions.

The focus is on demonstrating substantial improvements in patient health, well-being, the quality of life and extended functional capabilities by offering personalised and integrated healthcare services.

Academic Board Meeting in Gdansk in December 2016.