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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years
Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Thought for action. Together for more healthy years.

The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health – a joint initiative of the University of Groningen and UMCG – is the proud flag-bearer of healthy ageing in the Northern Netherlands. Rooted in fundamental research, we actively convey our knowledge and expertise through education, consultancy and integral collaborations.

Unhindered by daily debates, every person in the Northern Netherlands who wants to, can contribute to a healthier world, together with us. We aim to act both locally and regionally, with the ultimate ambition to create impact on a global scale.


Can you – and would you like to – actively contribute to the realisation of our dream? Do you want to put your specific knowledge and skills at work for the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health?

Please contact us at and we will talk.

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New Crossborder Institute of Healthcare Systems and Prevention
Date:20 March 2019

The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health and the Department for Health Services Research at the University of Oldenburg will set-up a new Crossborder Institute of Healthcare Systems and Prevention. Jochen Mierau, Scientific Director of the AJSPH, is excited...

Klasien Horstman: Where are the publics of public health? Reframing problems of 'reach'
Date:19 March 2019

On 5 April our 5th edition of the Aletta Research Meet-up will take place! Klasien Horstman will hold a keynote about making public health ‘public’ again. According to Horstman it is required to reflect on its current paradigm and to develop new paradigms that...

Can you believe it? We are celebrating our first birthday!
Date:15 March 2019

One year ago today the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health officially opened! Looking back on the first year we are happy to see we achieved many things and hit many milestones. Before we get back to our goals for the new year we would like to share some...

Keynote Junior Research Meet-up: Dimitris Ballas - ‘The Economic Geography of Happiness’
Date:20 February 2019

Dimitris Ballas is a professor of Economic Geography at the faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. Professor Ballas has published widely in the fields of social and economic geography, social and spatial inequalities, regional science and Geoinformatics...


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