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NOVA NSPH receives unique international accreditation in Portugal

Publicado a 21/01/2022

The NOVA National School of Public Health is the first Portuguese institution to receive institutional accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). The accreditation is valid until 2027.

The process, which began in October 2020, included a self-assessment of the institution and a visit to the School, by international experts appointed by the European Agency, where a battery of interviews and meetings took place with faculty, researchers, non-teaching staff, Rectory of NOVA, students and partners of the School. “The methodology allowed a broad reflection on the activities we develop and how we develop them. It was very useful, because it made it possible to identify opportunities for improvement and corroborate our strengths”, explains Rui Santana, replacing Director ENSP-NOVA and Responsible for Quality.

Carried out within the scope of the School’s Quality Policy and Internationalization, under the project INOQPHE – Innovation for Quality in Public Health Education, and after the accreditation of the Master’s Courses in Public Health and Health Promotion in 2021, this institutional accreditation by APHEA is a commitment by the School’s Management to the quality and international recognition of NSPH-NOVA.

In addition to reinforcing the validation of NSPH NOVA quality and its training programmes, the School’s Management believes that this recognition leverages the institution’s notoriety at a global level, contributes to the promotion of students’ employability and to the quality of professionals’ training in the areas of Public Health.