Why Public Health?

Public Health is about your health, your community's health, and the health of the world at large. By joining the global force of people interested and dedicated to careers in public health, you can make a significant difference. Public Health is the crucial key to how our society achieves and sustains conditions that maximize the health and well-being of our populations.

Obesity and nutrition, pollution, heat waves, tobacco use, control of infectious and chronic diseases, and injury prevention are only a handful of the important contemporary issues in public health. Such issues require urgent attention, given the short and long-term impact they have on existing and future populations.

The responsibility of public health professionals is to have a holistic understanding of public health in communities – weaving insight from past experiences with our diverse populations to foresee potential challenges in everyday health. They are tasked with planning strategically for the proper management of health services, the control and prevention of infectious diseases, as well as deciding what policies are best to promote healthier lifestyles for future generations.


 1.Studying in Hong Kong

Situated in the southernmost part of China, Hong is famous for being one of the most important financial capitals in the world, as well as a centre for international exchange. As a result of its unique history at the crossroads of East and West, Hong Kong is a dynamic and multicultural city of 7 million people from all over the world. People moving to Hong Kong find that the city's standard of living and rich cultural heritage compare to those found in other large cities in the United States, United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

  2.Institutional Prestige

JCSPHPC is the first and foremost school of public health in Hong Kong offering flagship progammes with tailored concentrations to international standards. Since its inception in 2001, JCSPHPC has been active in both regional and worldwide public health development. As one of the most prestigious universities in Asia, our school has established collaborative networks with more than 90 institutions in 19 different countries across four continents. It has active memoranda of understanding with notable universities such as the University of Oxford, Harvard University of Peking University.


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  3.World-renowned teachers and researchers


  4.“We value learning environment & student experience.”

Overlooking the beautiful Tolo Harbour, the 137.3-hectare campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong provides green and natural spaces for learning in the midst of a concrete jungle. It houses a range of facilities important for student life, including world-class libraries, art museum, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports centre and a gymnasium.


JCSPHPC lives and works by the core values it fosters: fairness, integrity, trust, passion and caring.


  5.An effective blend of theory and practice

JCSPHP programmes underpin practical experience with a strong academic foundation, providing students with hands-on field opportunities in various parts of the world such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, Mainland China and Europe.


  6.Making a difference in a career that matters

Our graduates enter critical fields across a range of agencies, communities and institutions making a difference to the lives of many. The majority of our graduates enjoy fulfilling careers as public health practitioners, health care service managers, health promotion professionals, and cutting-edge researchers, while others have continued on to further training in medical school, dental school or doctoral studies.

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