Mutual Learning for Change

The SSPH+ Lugano Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications.

The education obtained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.

2022 Programme
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For over 30 years, we continue to address current public health challenges facing the world.



The perfect mix between academics, practitioners, policy makers, managers, field experts and researchers.



Former and current participants in our courses, plenary lectures, and networking events.

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Our roots

As Marcel Tanner so eloquently and convincingly reminded us of during his farewell lecture at the University of Basel, “No roots, No fruits”. The Summer School has deep roots and produced many fruits. Over its 30 years of training to date, the school has trained and shared experiences with participants from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

What we aim for

The Summer School focuses on Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management. The Programme aims to reduce the gap between public health theory and practice. The courses are intended for professionals and managers of health administrations, hospitals and other services and facilities within the health sector, policy-makers and students.

We offer an opportunity to meet new colleagues and peers, to exchange knowledge, build networks and share insights, all for the purpose of mutual learning for change.


Summer School Programme 2024

The programme is jointly organized by the Swiss School of Public Health, the ICPP at USI, DEASS at SUPSI, and Swiss TPH.

Our facilitators

Presenting each and every professor and field expert that make our SSPH+ Programme unique.

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SSPH+ Roadmap

Our past makes us who we are today and influences how we think about the future.

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32nd Edition - In Lugano, online, and in hubs

Another innovative and sustainable approach to distance learning has been launched by establishing some hybrid hubs, LSS satellites, around the world.


31st Edition - Back in Lugano

1st hybrid edition with 195 Participants from 62 different countries & 51 Facilitators from 5 continents joining both on-site and online.


30-year anniversary

Building on our past, we focus on the future of public health policy, economics and management, including environment and communication.


COVID-19 strikes

1st online edition, 1st woman chair, and we reach the largest participation of people and countries in our history.


Summer School moves to Lugano

More practitioners from more countries join, including PhD students, creating better exchange between research and practice.


SSPH+ joins the Summer School

While staying in Ascona, the SSPH+ joins as a partner and strengthens its aim of mutual learning for change.


USI and Swiss TPH join

Focus remains on public health policy, economics, and management with leadership from USI and Swiss TPH.


Start of the Summer School

Practitioners come together for two weeks in Ascona to focus on public health policy, economics, and management.

Our global reach so far

Fostering mutual learning for change at an international level.

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