The École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) School of Public Health was set up to provide a school of higher public health studies in France. It was created by the Public Health Act of 2004 to provide France with an outstanding, internationally recognized School of Public Health. 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.
The EHESP has a national network enabling it to draw on the resources and activities of public and private bodies operating in the health field to provide education facilities in the various public health fields such as Department of epidemiology and biostatistics, Department of environmental and occupational health and sanitary engineering, Institute of Management, Department of Human and Social Sciences.
The EHESP is a public establishment with a dual role of education and research into public health and social welfare. It encourages synergy between the disparate cultures of public health and management. It has about 90 lecturers, grouped into 4 departments provide training for senior management in health and welfare services, in a national and international context and has a student population of 1300.
One of EHESP’s 4 missions is to contribute to public health research activities. Since its creation, the School has made all efforts to develop and structure research activities within the French context, as well as in European and international contexts. The main research fields include: Social and health policies, Organisation, steering, regulation and management of health services in their health, social and medico-social dimensions, Environmental and occupational health, Health promotion and disease prevention, Health safety.