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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.
  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Resources

    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 also 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.

    ASPHER COVID-19 Resource Page

  • ASPHER 2020 Deans' & Directors' Retreat, Sofia

    2020 ASPHER Deans' & Directors' Retreat Postponed

    Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 outbreak emergency, the ASPHER Deans’ & Directors’ Retreat has been postponed. A decision is yet to be made about when the meeting will be rescheduled, please check back on the Retreat page for updates. 

    Please keep up to date at the Deans' & Directors' Retreat website

    ASPHER is continuing to update information and training links related to the COVID-19 outbreak here.


  • Updates on THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH - Europe Campaign Activities

    The updates on activities of the TIPH-Europe Campaign in 2019 are ready! You can access the full report here


    We encourage all our members to join us in this concereted effort to enhance the visibility of public health and opportunities for careers in public health careers for the benefit of our population.


    Learn more about the This Is Public Health (TIPH) – Europe campaign  and how you can also engage via this Link.

  • 2019 Andrija ©tampar medalist

    The 2019 Andrija Štampar Medal went to Profesor Gaetano Maria Fara in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments during his career. The ASPHER Executive Board chose Professor Fara because of his long and continued devotion to public health in epidemiology of infectious diseases, environmental health, the evaluation of vaccinations, health organization and management, and education.

    Currently, Gaetano M. Fara is Professor Emeritus of Public Health at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases. He is Editor in Chief of Annali di Igiene and Director of the International School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice.

    The Andrija Štampar award ceremony took place in the context of the 12th European Public Health (EPH) Conference - Marseille 2019.

  • Europubhealth+ 2020

    Choose Europe for your Master in Public Health with the Europubhealth+ European Master in Public Health

    Applications for September 2020 intake are now open!

    Application deadlines:

    15th January 2020 for candidates applying for an Erasmus+: ErasmusMundusScholarship.
    4th March 2020 for Non-European candidates applying for the University of Liege (Belgium) as self-funded students.
    6th May 2020 for all candidates applying as self-funded students.

    For more information on the 2019 programme see the leaflet.

    For application details and selection procedures click here.


    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.

Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)
Open letter to students: Be a strong public health leader at times of COVID-19
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health
COVID-19 Emergency in Italy: the activities of Public Health Residents
CAPHRI Maastricht
Webinar: Personal health and the Dutch healthcare system in light of Covid-19
13 Mar 2020 | Updated by CAPHRI Maastricht
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus | 3 week online course 23 March - 6 April
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health
Italians have understood what public health is for: Reflections from the frontline of COVID-19
John Middleton
ASPHER Winter 2020 Message from the President
04 Mar 2020 | Updated by John Middleton
Jean-Yves Reginster
Department of Public Health Sciences - Liege
Faculty of Medicine, University of Liege
Liege, Belgium
Gaetano Privitera
Board of Directors of the Italian Postgraduate Schools of Hygiene and Public Health
Societa Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanita...
Rome, Italy
00 39 050 2213573
Paula Gomes
Institute of Preventive Medicine
University of Lisbon
P1649-028, Lisbon, Portugal
Ricardo Baptista Leite
Institute of Health Sciences
Portuguese Catholic University
Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 217214147
Mzwandile  Andi Mabhala
University of Chester Department of Public Health and Wellbeing
University of Chester
Chester, United Kingdom
João Pereira
National School of Public Health
New University of Lisbon
P-1600-560, Lisbon, Portugal
00 351 21 751 21 00