SSPH+ Lugano Summer School

in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management

30th edition: August 23-28, 2021 

SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health

policy, economics, and management since 1991

SSPH+ LSS is online in 2021

Like last year, the SSPH+ LSS will hold a virtual week of mutual learning for change this August 23-28. We hope you will join us!

SSPH+ LSS 2020: A Success!

The 29th edition of the SSPH+ LSS had


Together for a week about Public Health

Practitioners, Students, Researchers, Physicians, & Policymakers

The SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management turns 30 this year!
This edition will take place fully online this August 23-28 2021.
We are working on the programme, and are updating the programme page as courses, plenaries, and other activities are confirmed.
Wishing you, your families, and your communities, strength, safety, and health.
-the SSPH+ LSS team

10 Plenaries: Mon-Fri, 9-10:00 and 17-18:00

Live on zoom & streamed on YouTube

10 Plenary lectures. All free. All invited.

Monday-Friday 9-10:00 and 17-18:00 (GMT+2)  

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...

The programme is complete!

12 courses, 4 plenary sessions, 8+ networking events

all 10 plenary sessions from 2020 are on youtube

Multi-Sectoral Approaches course is full

This course has reached its capacity. Welcome to all those enrolled!

Scholarships for Demand Generation course have been awarded

Congratulations to those who received a scholarship! No more scholarships are available for this course.

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+, the Università della Svizzera italiana, 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.


Plenary Lectures


1-Day and 3-Day Courses

Pre-Summer School training in digital learning and networking


Networking and Sharing

Registration is open from March 8, 2021 until August 2, 2021








Institute of Public Health