Institute of Global Public Health established in Lyon and Glasgow
December 12, 2012
Glasgow, Scotland (UK) / Lyon, France, 12 December 2012 — The University of Strathclyde has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Prevention Research Institute to establish the Institute of Global Public Health. The new Institute will be based in Glasgow and Lyon and have the objective of developing novel, collaborative research programmes. The Institute’s work will help establish the link between epidemiology and theoretical aspects of public health with practical aspects of social engineering relevant to delivering practical Public Health, notably in lower resource countries.
Professor Kenny Miller, Vice-Principal of the University of Strathclyde, believes that the Institute’s greatest strength will be its emphasis on problem solving, “The Institute of Global Public Health will build its work on a solid foundation of problem solving. Today’s world demands it.” Professor Peter Boyle, President of iPRI states that, “The joint efforts of the International Prevention Research Institute and the University of Strathclyde will result in an Institute which, through research, training and education, will make a contribution to improving the health of the world’s population and health systems globally and contribute to capacity building.” Professor Boyle and Professor Miller agree that, “The model for the future of Health and Public Health research will increasingly focus on country-level empowerment, notably in lower resource countries. This vision will guide much of the Institute’s work.”
The collaboration will also provide a platform for training and education of postgraduate research students who will have the opportunity of studying in two dynamic complimentary environments in Glasgow and Lyon. The Institute will launch a Master’s Programme (M.Sc.) on Global Public Health / Engineering as well as a PhD programme.
The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) is an independent research institute with a staff of demonstrated world-class excellence and leadership. iPRI has unparalleled experience in epidemiological research and macro health planning with a record of delivering real health and economic value to a range of public and private sources including governments, universities, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and large multi-national concerns.
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