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The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research.
  • ASPHER Young Researchers' Forum

    The 2021 ASPHER Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF) will take place online on Friday, October 8th, 12:45-16:10 as part of the 30th Anniversary of the Krakow School of Public Health – Jagiellonian University Medical College. 

    It is the first edition of the YRF that will be entirely online and offered via an ASPHER member event.

    Selected students, post docs, junior faculty and recent graduates from ASPHER Member programmes will be presenting their original research. 

    Be sure to join us to hear about their work and support them as they launch their careers!

    The 2021 YRF Programme is available to download here.

    To attend the YRF, register for the Krakow International Conference here. (Registration is free)

  • Congratulations! ASPHER Fellow Rana Orhan EUHPP Thematic Network 2021

    'Adaptation Actions on Climate Change and Health through Public Health education and training' has been selected to become one of three 2021 Thematic Networks on the EU Health Policy Platform!  

    Congratulations to ASPHER Fellow Rana Orhan and tremendous thanks to all of you who mobilised and voted for the iniative!

    For more information see:,47.html

  • Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025

    The ASPHER 2025 Strategy outline was approved and adopted at the Association's General Assembly on 10 September 2020.

    The strategy describes ASPHER's planning through 2025 including:

    Vision and Values
    Core Mission and Enabling Areas
    Strategic Objectives
    Membership Benefits and Services

    Download the Strategic Plan 2020-2025: ASPHER 2025.

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    See the ASPHER COVID-19 Statement here.  

    See also the ASPHER COVID-19 Task Force Resource Page.

    ASPHER is compiling a list of resources and information, including online training and learning materials for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak.

    We will be including information, communications and best practices from our Member Schools - both in English and local languages. Please contact us with any items we may add and keep checking back for more information as it arrives.

  • Reopening of Schools of Public Health: ASPHER Rapid Review Survey

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly altered the education environment and few national authorities have specific guidance for reopening higher education campuses.

    European SPH could play a critical role in policy and guideline development. By promoting dialogue, SPH can better design and enact policies and recommendations relevant to them. 

    ASPHER has conducted a rapid review survey in two phases of school reopening plans for a selection of programmes from our Member Network.

    Read the Phase 1 July 2020 Report here.

    Read the Phase 2 January 2021 Report here.

  • WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    ASPHER is proud to announce the publication of the WHO-ASPHER Competency Framework for the Public Health Workforce

    The Framework is aimed  is aimed at policy-makers, human resources for health planners and professionals with a particular interest in the public health workforce, and other stakeholders, such as education institutions, public health institutes and others responsible for implementing policy and professional organizations. 

    The Framework is part of the ongoing ASPHER Programme for Public Health Competencies that is being carried forward over the ASPHER 2025 Strategy period by Executive Board Member, Professor Mary Codd. 


    FOR SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH: This site will facilitate your becoming part of a vibrant, dynamic community of schools of public health. Share best practices and learn from one another.

    FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS: Here you can learn about and compare different offers from schools of public health. Assess and map out your prospects for career development.

    FOR ALUMNI AND ALL PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Here you can obtain career guidance and learn about continuing professional development opportunities in the public health arena.

    FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PLANNERS: Find resources on the public health workforce development. Review and compare school profiles, public health education and training schemes in Europe.

John Middleton
ASPHER President's Message - September 2021
08 Oct 2021 | Updated by John Middleton
Institute of Public Health
Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College Jubilee Conference
06 Oct 2021 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
2021 ASPHER Deans & Directors Retreat - 27-28 September
14 Sep 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Institute of Public Health
Attn! Change of hours and link! Webinar: Update on COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE - 28 September
14 Sep 2021 | Updated by Institute of Public Health
ASPHER Young Researchers Forum - 8 October 2021
13 Sep 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Health Workforce Projects Cluster on EU HPP Launch Webinar - 20 September
09 Sep 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Suzanne Selig
Department of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, United States
00 1 810 762 3172
João Pereira
National School of Public Health
New University of Lisbon
P-1600-560, Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 21 751 21 00
Inga Millere
Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare
Riga Stradins University
Riga, Latvia
Rainer Sauerborn
Institute of Public Health
Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany
Hynek Pikhart
Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London
University College London
London, United Kingdom