WHO Regional Office in Europe and Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) in Salzburg have made an agreement to strengthen palliative care across the region. For this purpose the Institute for Nursing Science and Practice has been re-designated for a second term as a WHO collaborating centre for nursing research and education. 

Following targets of references (TORs) were set for years 2020-2024:


At the request of WHO, strengthening palliative care education and training 


At the request of WHO, strengthen nurse-led palliative care, through collecting, collating and disseminating evidence on palliative care in outpatient care and long-term care facilities


To assist WHO in dissemination of evidence and information regarding digital innovations in integrated palliative care

The Institute of Nursing Science and Practice at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg was designated to WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education in 2016. The Redesignation for the second term followed in 2020. 

Official Entry in the WHO Collaborating Centres Global database