University of Bern
The host institution is the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (UBERN). With 18,000 students and 3,000 PhD students, UBERN is the third largest university in Switzerland and was ranked 110 in the 2019 Times World University Rankings. The university’s comprehensive offer includes 8 faculties with more than 150 institutes. The ISPM (www.ispm.unibe.ch) is part of the Medical Faculty, carries out research in a range of disciplines relevant to public health, facilitating an interdisciplinary approach in the fields of social & behavioural health, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and international health.