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International Teaching Programme (in Health Systems Research and Management)


The TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management has established international teaching cooperation with the School of Public Health at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana to offer scientific research-oriented training programmes in Health Systems Research and Management. Achieving universal health coverage requires every effort to strengthen health care systems and improve health policy developments. This implies enhancing individual, institutional and infrastructural capacity in health systems and policy research to conduct rigorous assessments of the performance of health systems. Therefore, the department has developed specialised training programmes, courses and contents using interdisciplinary approaches, theories and practices, which appropriately reflect health systems strengthening and policy developments from national, regional and international perspectives. This initiative has a special focus on Africa and other emerging settings; and seeks to:

  • dedicate effort to support the development and strengthening of the capacity for health systems research and management.
  • enhance the competences of health managers, practitioners, researchers and other public health professionals of diverse disciplines and backgrounds at various levels of engagement/employment in the health sector.
  • constitute the basis for knowledge exchange and networking.



Short Courses

Short courses in the specialised areas of Health Systems Research and Management are run by the TU Berlin’s Department of Health Care Management in cooperation with the KNUST-School of Public Health in Ghana. These interactive courses are innovative in respect of the training needs of health professionals and other public/civil servants who require short programmes to enhance work output.   Please follow the courses on schedule for more details. All courses are held in English and hosted at the KNUST-School of Public Health in Ghana.


Target group: Health professionals and public/civil servants, as well as enrolled students of post-graduate Public Health related programmes.

Graded certificate: Upon a successful completion of a course, a certificate with ECTS graded points will be awarded.

Participation fee: free for enrolled postgraduate students of public health related programmes in Germany, 300 USD for other students, 500 USD for non-students.

Application: Please send a CV and a letter of motivation to to apply.

Deadline: rolling admission until all vacancies are filled up. There are only 10 spaces available.

Information on travel to Ghana, flight, cost of living, accommodation and support services are provided upon request. Unfortunately, we do not offer financial assistance.

2019/2020 Schedule
Health Care Systems - Goals, Functions, Actors (23. September - 04. October 2019)
Health Systems Financing (04. - 15. November 2019)
Innovations in Chronic Diseases Care and eHealth (03. - 14. February 2020)
Health Care Industry (02. - 13. March 2020)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) (30. March - 10. April 2020)

Programme Director: Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse, MPH, FFPH

For more information, please contact: ,



Master’s Programme

The new Master’s Programme (MPH/MPhil) in Health Systems Research and Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s School of Public Health (KNUST-SPH), Ghana aims at training the next generation of health systems researchers and managers in Africa. The programme has been developed jointly by KNUST-SPH and the Department of Health Care Management at TU Berlin, Germany.

The programme is targeted at students with a good first degree (e.g. in medicine, health sciences, political science, economics, sociology) and at least two years of post-graduation work experience in a related field.

NB: Graduates of other post-graduate public health programmes may also apply with exemption from the common courses already registered and passed. The language of instruction is English.

Application: The programme starts in September every year. Applications open from the beginning of February until end of April. Interested applicants should apply! Click here fore more information.



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