The SSPH+ PhD Program Public Health is a training- and networking program of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). The School is a joint initiative of seven Swiss Universities (Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Zurich) and aims to provide students in the field of Public Health the best possible preparation for their role as public health scientists and experts.

The PhD program organizes national doctoral courses comprising basic skills in public health research, advanced methods courses and thematic workshops with networking opportunities. Courses are taught by national and international experts and aim to provide high level education for PhD students. To ensure also individual education registered PhD Students are financially supported and can apply for funding of external national and international courses and workshops.  Students also profit from a structured learning experience by using a self assessment form that guides both students and supervisors with regard to the skills and competences that need development and facilitates regular assessment of progress.

To enroll with the program student needs to be accepted as a PhD student/candidate by a qualified supervisor of a PhD Program at one of the Swiss Universities or ETH’s. The PhD degrees are awarded by the different Swiss Universities and by the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) according to their regulations. SSPH+ does not award a PhD degree but coordinates training and networking.

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