SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus


The Foundation Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) assembles the academic public health expertise available across Swiss universities (Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Svizzera italiana, Zurich, BFH, SUPSI and ZHAW). SSPH+ is based on the vision that public health is a scientific and professional field, shaped by a broad range of disciplines. In a small country like Switzerland, no single institution has the critical mass needed to cover all public health relevant areas.

SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus (IGC)

PhD students have the opportunity to enroll in the SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus to benefit from its offers to strengthen their academic skills, competencies, career paths and networks.

The SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus offers:

  • State-of-the art training in methods and topical public health issues
  • Broad access to the inter-university multidisciplinary SSPH+ research and teaching faculty
  • Study recommendations for what constitutes a high quality PhD track in public health sciences
  • SSPH+ Certificate in Public Health
  • Unique networking opportunities with other PhD students and SSPH+ junior and senior scientists all across Switzerland
  • Cost-free access to PhD courses of the Inter-university Graduate Campus (apart from a processing fee of 30 CHF per course): actual course program
  • Reduced fees for courses offered by the seasonal SSPH+ schools (e.g. Winter School in Wengen, Spring School in Geneva, and Summer School in Lugano) and by other partners
  • No additional requirements in terms of ECTS, publications etc. apart from the ones of your home university


  • The primary supervisor of the PhD student must be an SSPH+ Faculty member
  • PhD students must be formally registered and approved as a PhD student in one of the SSPH+ Foundation partner universities such as University of Bern.


PhD students who meet these conditions are welcome to apply for the SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus: Application