Welcome to the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project LIGHT4HEALTH. Over three years, L4H’s Consortium has developed a novel educational course to teach health research methods and findings to lighting designers at graduate level. The course is based on the Health Research-Based Innovative Open Educational Resources and Tools for Lighting Design Students and Professionals designed by Consortium and Associated partners.
The project was officially launched by universities from Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Russia, the UK and the USA on 4 October 2018. It is an example of innovative, multidisciplinary approach, combining topics of Lighting Design, Health, Wellbeing, Psychology, ICT, Architecture and Built Environment, and bringing together academic and non-academic partners from Europe, USA and Russia to prepare graduates for the lighting industry and other employers in Europe and around the world.
Project partners has benefited from Erasmus+ funding to develop together a cross-disciplinary course on the intersection of lighting design and health research by selecting the most relevant health research methods, tools, and findings in Neurology, Photobiology, Neuroendocrinology, Neurobehavioral Studies, Psychophysiology of Perception, as well as Behavioural, Cognitive and Environmental Psychology, and introducing them into lighting design curricula. The course is extended with rich and professionally produced open educational materials, and an online platform aimed at accessibility and fostering implementation across Europe. In addition, the project facilitates the learning mobility opportunities for both students and staff of participating universities through a series of summer schools.