Bretons from abroad


The EHESP School of Public Health was set up to provide a school of higher public health studies in France.

The EHESP is organised into four departments:

  • Quantitative Methods in Public Health
  • Environmental and occupational health and sanitary engineering
  • Institute of Management
  • Human and social sciences.

The missions of the departments are:

  • Training managerial personnel responsible for health administration,
  • Providing higher education degree courses,
  • Research,
  • International relations.

90 lecturers provide training for senior management in health and welfare services, in a national and international context.

  • 12 training programs for healthcare professionals
  • Masters, post-masters and doctoral degrees
  • Institution-specific Diplomas

EHESP also offers 10 certificates and more than 250 “short” training programs that are updated each year in various public health fields.

EHESP also offers preparatory courses for a number of competitive examinations for positions as civil servants in ministerial and health facilities, both in class setting and through distance learning, as well as training courses tailored to the needs of each facility.

The relevance and quality of teaching are an integral part of applied research. Research is carried out by 4 education and research departments including 12 research chairs, 1 environmental health research laboratory (LERES), 9 research organizations in partnership including 3 joint labs and a research team.

The school accepts a number of foreign students and offers a high standard of higher education, including the Master of Public Health. The EHESP has also developed many links with organisations such as the WHO, the World Bank and the European Union. It provides strategic consultancy, expertise and teaching engineering programs in countries seeking partnerships with the institutions concerned.

Strategic issue for the EHESP, educational transformation is at the heart of its teaching programmes. Through its education support centre (Centre d’appui à la pédagogie – CApP), the school is proactively examining collective creation of knowledge, learning environments and skills development. It is empowering itself with training engineering and anticipating transformations related to the generalization of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The EHESP is making permanent progress on its digital commitment and related teaching strategies.

The EHESP defends fundamental collective values around public service ethics, general interest, respect, openness and cooperation, continual improvement, and social and environmental responsibility.

The EHESP School of Public Health in Rennes is located close to the Rennes I and Rennes II university campuses and the University Hospital complex. The School has a landscaped campus covering 9 hectares, with 7 buildings arranged in teaching zones, offices, laboratories, restaurant and accommodation with catering facilities. It is close to bus services and the metro. The campus welcomes about 400 students per week and parts of the courses are held in Paris.

The school has a service for alumni, there is no independent alumni association yet.

There is no student association focused on welcoming international students at the school yet.