SSPH+ Lugano Summer School

in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management

Join us for the 29th edition, from August 24-29, 2020. 

Public health policy, economics and management since 1991

Together for a week about Public Health

Practitioners, Students, Researchers & Policymakers

Study Public Health In Lugano

A week full of meaningful exchanges

At the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School public health professionals, researchers and graduate students to 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.

The programme is complete!

12 courses, 4 plenary sessions, 8+ networking events

New course added

The digital epidemiology of mental health: Leveraging geo-referenced social media to improve well-being

3rd Plenary: “Systems analytics: Data driven decision making made easy”

Bringing evidence, digital, and intelligence to inform policy decisions

Using Law and Policy Effectively in Public Health

Once again Dominique Sprumont, Luisa Cabal, and Scott Burris will help us know how to achieve Better Health Faster by using the Law to advance public health.

2nd Plenary confirmed: Generating Demand in Public Health Nutrition

Sight and Life, a Swiss-based NGO working in LMICs sponsors this session

NCD control in a global health perspective: Public health and systems strengthening approaches

This course will be taught again by Kaspar Wyss (Swiss TPH) and Pascal Bovet (Uni Lausanne)

Applied health economics for policy design and evaluation

Will be taught again by Prof. Andrew Street of the London School of Economics

1st Plenary session is scheduled

The 1st plenary session of the SSPH+ LSS 2020 is devoted to the 15th anniversary of the SSPH+ and the long history of the summer school.

2020 program will be announced soon


Plenary sessions


Networking events


3 day courses

Daily poster sessions

Enrollment starts 16 December








Key Dates to plan for:


Early registration rate: 16 Dec – 31 March
Regular fees apply: 1 April-30 June