Skip to main content

Capacity Building in Learning Health Systems

Scientific capacity building is an inherent element of the SLHS. The project partners seek to educate a new generation of researchers who understand health systems and services research as a cooperative endeavor involving multiple stakeholders. The availability of well-trained and capable scientists is essential for establishing a successful and sustainable learning health system.


Student Scholarships

The SLHS provides PhD scholarships, which are funded by the partner institutions and by swissuniversities. The scholarship program is a jointly led activity between the SLHS and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). There is broad range of structured and high-quality programs offered within the network of the SSPH+. Students enrolled in the joint SLHS-SSPH+ Scholarship Program can take full advantage of the existing structures in PhD education provided by the SSPH+.

The objectives of the SLHS-SSPH+ PhD Scholarship Program are:

  • to train a new generation of innovative early-stage researchers able to address current and future challenges in the health system and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for strengthening health systems
  • to raise excellence in research
  • to provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors.

SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus 

PhD students have the opportunity to enroll in the SSPH+ Inter-university Graduate Campus .

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

The course program is available here.

To be eligible for enrollment the following criteria must be met:

  1. The primary supervisor (committee head) must be a SSPH+ Faculty member.
  2. PhD students must be formally registered and approved as a PhD student in one of the SSPH+ Foundation partner universities.

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

Our funding institutions

The SLHS was initiated by overall 10 institutions of higher education in Switzerland.

Cookies information

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly and to compile anonymous statistics. No personal data is stored. Privacy policy »