SSPH+ Lugano Summer School

in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management

Join us for the 28th edition, from August 26-31, 2019. The programme will be annouced soon.

Public health policy, economics and management since 1991

Together for a week about Public Health

26-31  August 2019

Practitioners, Students, Researchers & Policymakers

Study Public Health In Lugano


26-31 August

A week full of meaningful exchanges

26-31 August 2019

At the The Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students to learn together through mutual exchange in a stimulating and beautiful environment. The 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 and management combined with the diversity of students 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 Lugano Summer School is jointly organized by SSPH+, the Institute of Economics (IdEP) at USI Lugano, 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.

The 2017 edition brought 12 courses to 130 participants from 32 countries

The 2018 edition from 27 August – 1 September included:


Plenary sessions


3 and 6 day courses


Networking events