Sponsors and Supporters

of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School 2021

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as for humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

Swiss international cooperation, which is an integral part of the Federal Council’s foreign policy, aims to contribute to a world without poverty and in peace, for sustainable development. It fosters economic self-reliance and state autonomy, contributes to the improvement of production conditions, helps address environmental problems, and ensures better access to education and basic healthcare services.


AnyLogic is providing simulation software free for all participants of the Systems Analytics course

Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine & Health, The University of Sydney

The Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in research and treatment. In particular, we focus on conditions that affect child development, youth mental health and brain ageing. We aim to understand individual circumstances and to develop solutions that improve the quality of life for both patients and their loved ones.

Work at the Centre extends beyond laboratories and clinics to our strong partnerships with industry, government, the community, and other healthcare providers and researchers.

Sight and Life

Sight and Life (SAL) is a Swiss based nutrition think tank.

We use science to change the way nutrition is delivered to people who need it most. We work with a distinguished alliance of academia, partners, and funders to advance research and incubate evidence-based malnutrition solutions at the convergence of the public and private sectors. By leveraging the strengths and capacities of both industry and public-sector partners to address societal nutrition goals we aim to serve as a model for future cross-sector cooperation and impact.For more information on our work: www.sightandlife.org

Health Care Communication Design

The interdisciplinary working group “Health Care Communication Design” (HCCD) brings together various researchers from the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH and deals with problems related to the communication environment, architecture, design and communicative practices in the health care sector.


Computer Simulation and Advanced Research Technologies Ltd.

CSART is a not-for-profit organization working to build global capacity in the use of computer simulation and advanced research technologies to support policy and planning decisions that better address our most complex, persistent health and social problems. We know that in a complex world, the solutions we invest in often don’t lead to the change we strive for.  We understand that we need to evolve from the rudimentary analytic tools and approaches we have relied on over the past half a century if we are to achieve significant and lasting impacts for complex global challenges such as poverty, food insecurity, infectious disease elimination, homelessness, crime, mental illness and suicide, substance abuse, domestic violence, threats to child health and well-being, chronic disease, and significant health disparities across populations.  We believe that the next generation advances to tackle these complex problems will come from an approach that crosses the boundaries of individual sciences and shares innovation across nations through a genuine commitment to Open Science.

Julius Baer Foundation

For over fifty years, the Julius Baer Foundation has been dedicated to making meaningful and impactful contributions to society. The grant foundation of the Julius Baer Group was established in 1965 by Walter J. Bär (1895-1970) to support all forms of art and culture, various sciences and carefully selected charitable causes in Switzerland.