Mission statement

Matthias Egger, Prof. Dr. med., MD MSc FFPHM DTM&H, Director of the Institute, 2002 to now

Our mission is to

  • Contribute to the promotion of health and prevention of disease through research, teaching and services at home and internationally;
  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of health and disease in populations through rigorous and interdisciplinary academic research;
  • Educate students at graduate and postgraduate level and equip individuals to serve as public health practitioners;
  • Discover and evaluate opportunities to improve health and to apply this knowledge to help formulate cantonal, national and international policy.

IK, 1.2007