Welcome to National School of Public Health


For 25 years in the NOVA University of Lisbon and with more than 50 years of history, the National School of Public Health (ENSP-NOVA) is a reference institution in post-graduate teaching, research and the creation of value for the society in the area of public health, three of our mission’s pillars.

By responding to current public health challenges and opportunities and with a recognized and qualified teaching staff, we offer teaching of excellence and rigorous programs continuously designed and assessed by partners and employers.

We develop highly competitive and innovative scientific research via our Public Health Research Centre (CISP), focused on the creation of knowledge that can be placed in service of the improvement of the health of populations. Currently, the school also integrates the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC), the new research centre in the clinical, public health and health services areas, recently appraised as Excellent by the Foundation for Science and Technology. This is a recognition of the quality and dynamics of the science we develop and another step in the sustained growth of our research.

We actively contribute for the creation of value for health, science and the society through the development of national and international partnerships. We provide relevant services to the community, involve public and private institutions in the resolution of specific health problems of the Portuguese people.

As in Public Health, we are multidisciplinary and recognized in various areas, namely: epidemiology, health economy, promotion of health, policies and management, occupational and environmental health.

The success of our students and our partners is our success.

Come visit us! Tell us where you want to go and we will walk with you.


Profª. Doctor Carla Nunes

Director of ENSP-NOVA