Welcome to the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública,


The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (National School of Public Health) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa – ENSP/NOVA – is a post-graduate teaching and research institution dedicated to developing applied research and knowledge transfer in the fields of public health and health policy and management.

Founded in 1966, ENSP/NOVA is a pioneer institution in public health teaching in Portugal and in Europe. It has three main strategic goals aimed at improving and consolidating its position as: (i) a producer of nationally and internationally recognized research oriented to the resolution of problems in the fields of health and health care; (ii) a centre of excellence in teaching and training in public health; (iii) a reference university institution in the design, development and evaluation of the Portuguese health system.

The School carries out its activities through a broad network of national and international partnerships. It has an experienced and competent faculty (around 50 full and part-time staff) that cover a wide variety of disciplines (eg. Epidemiology and Statistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Promotion, Health Policy and Administration, Health Services Management, Health Economics, Health Sociology, Health Law).

ENSP/NOVA is the host institution of a new research centre (CISP – Public Health Research Centre) evaluated recently by FCT. Between 2009 and 2014, most of the School’s faculty were integrated in the Centre for Malaria and Tropical Diseases, an Associated Laboratory of the FCT (CMDT.LA).

Professor João A. Pereira
Director of ENSP-NOVA