SSPH+ Summer School

in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management

31st edition: August 22-27, 2022

Summer School in Public Health

policy, economics, and management in Ticino Switzerland since 1991

Together for Public Health

Practitioners, Students, Researchers, Physicians, & Policymakers every August and beyond

At the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications. The focus on public health policy, economics, management, and communication combined with the diversity of students (~120 from >30 countries each year) and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over two decades so far. The education obtained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.

The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School is jointly organized by SSPH+, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel.

The support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is key, enabling professionals from Eastern Europe, Africa, and other emerging and transition economies to participate and share their knowledge and skills required to manage health systems and health service. Other sponsors and supports from across the world also help the summer school reach and include participants from across the globe and make our aim of Mutual Learning for Change a reality.

looking forward to 2022

our 31st year of mutual learning for change is coming August 22-27. save the date and join us.

off to a great start!

3 plenaries so far, 2 courses finished, 5 courses in progress, and 6 more to start soon!


We are so excited to welcome 178 participants with 289 course enrollments from 50 countries and 46 nationalities!

We are excited to welcome the highest # of participants in our history, so far.

And coming from over 44 countries this year! WELCOME!

Registration is closed

If you missed it, just send us an email and we will enroll you directly.

Hurry up! Last places available until August 2

Choose your course and enroll here:

course enrollment closes 02.08

Great News for the Swiss Center for Design and Health

The Swiss Center for Design and Health receives approval for 4 year funding from the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER)! You can join their fantastic course on Friday 29.08. check it out here...

The 2021 edition is a virtual edition

Join us for a week of mutual learning for change this 23-28 August, from wherever you are. We will be online with a "virtual" summer school and the courses and plenaries will focus on some core topics that are most relevant and needed in this new reality. In...

Plenary Lectures

Pre-week trainings in digital learning and networking

1-Day and 3-Day Courses


Networking and Sharing all week and beyond

Institute of Public Health and Institute of Communication and Public Policy