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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.
  • 2021 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat

    The 2021 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat will take place online on Monday and Tuesday, 27 & 28 September.

    Find the Retreat Programme and further information here.

    This will be a free event, however registration is required:

    Register here

  • 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.

    Students, post docs, junior faculty and recent graduates from all ASPHER Member programmes are invited to submit an abstract.

    The deadline for submission is Monday 20th September (midnight Brussels time). Please send abstracts of up to 350 words to

    Click here more details on abstract submission

  • ASPHER is hiring!

    ASPHER is looking for a part-time ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to be responsible for handling clerical tasks in our Brussels office.

    Learn more from the job announcement and submit your CV and motivation letter to join our Brussels-based team!

  • 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. 


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2021 ASPHER Deans & Directors Retreat - 27-28 September
14 Sep 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
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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
ASPHER Young Researchers Forum - 8 October 2021
09 Sep 2021 | Updated by ASPHER
Rana Orhan
Dispatch from ASPHER Fellow Rana Orhan
06 Sep 2021 | Updated by Rana Orhan
Carlo Signorelli
School of Public Health, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy
Christine Hill
Cambridge Institute of Public Health
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
David Allen
The Faculty of Public Health
London, United Kingdom
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Jorge Simões
Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
Universidade Nova de Lisboa IHMT/NOVA
Lisbon, Portugal
Margaret Whitehead
Department of Public Health and Policy
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom