WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH?
Public Health is a new and exciting field that gives you the opportunity to change the world around you. Being a Public Health superhero means saving lives – not only yours, but the lives of your family and friends, the people in your country, and the lives of people around the world – through:
Reducing health disparities – fighting for health care equity, quality, and accessibility.
Improving the health of your community – education, promoting healthy behavior and lifestyle.
Protecting your community – preventive measures against health threats, research for disease and injury prevention.
Focusing on entire populations, rather than individuals – protecting the lives of a population that can be as small as a neighborhood or as big as a country.
EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS A SIDEKICK.
Choose Cluj School of Public Health.
INNOVATIVE & ORIGINAL
The first undergraduate program in Public Health taught in English available in Romania and in the Central and Eastern Europe.
The program is running within the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University. Established in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a multicultural environment with a long-standing tradition as a leading academic center.
COMPREHENSIVE & FOCUSED
A program that brings an interdisciplinary approach on Public Health, tackling five major fields: Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, and Occupational and Environmental Health.
A program designed to link learning, teaching and research, in a way in which theoretical knowledge can be applied and to allow students to focus on their area of interest.
OUTSTANDING & REVOLUTIONARY
Distinctive learning model created to change the face of higher education. Based on community-oriented programs and activities which combine knowledge and practice, giving students the opportunity to work on the field.
Highly competitive and challenging, but supportive and student-oriented, with experienced professors and mentors that offer a world-class education leading to successful graduates.
SUCCESSFUL & REWARDING
The program provides a window to many opportunities and activities that contribute to both the professional and the personal development of scholars, as well as various career perspectives and professional opportunities in a new, dynamic and challenging field.
There are several academic scholarships (study abroad scholarships, internships) available each year for our students.
“CSPH offers me the chance to experience how a real-working environment is like, to prepare for my future, while developing skills and gaining experience in different areas of public health.”
“I became a student at Cluj School of public Health because I was curious about this field and what implies being a public health professional. In my opinion, becoming an intern at C-SPH was the natural step to take in order to find out what I was curious about.”
“It’s a great experience and opportunity for a student to be involved in all this, you really feel like you are important and you do something useful for the community.”
“About the activities here, I can say they were fun and less fun. But I think that those experiences I liked the least helped me realize how unique and well planned Cluj School of Public Health is.”
” ‘It’s hard but you will like it’ these are the words that I first heard when I got into this school, but then I found out that it is a great program where everybody gives advice and help regarding any kind of problem.”
“I`ve never gained so many friends so fast as here, no exam period from previous years was so tough as the first modules, definitely no crew was as united as we are, the students from SPH.”
“I liked the treasure hunt and the training for the fact that they helped us to know each other better. I also like the fact that we have many projects, in which we work in teams and the atmosphere from the center in very nice and welcoming.”
“My experience at SPH so far it was a special one, with wonderful colleagues which I started to get along with each of them and with extraordinary teachers which I can say that are professionals and are good in what they do”
“SPH experience so far was more than special, from the system to the people that surrounds us. The dynamic system forces you out of your comfort zone, and the teachers are supportive, regardless of the nature of the problem. All these things that create a group of special people.”
“Until now, being a SPH student, I have realized that I am on a very long launch pad, full of pits, and in these pits are hidden opportunities that I have to take… and the adventure must continue even if the pit is empty.”
“Cluj School of Public Health is a program that exceeded by far my expectations. Learning in a friendly environment, having deadlines and a certain competition between the teams makes it so much more challenging and exciting to be here.”
“SPH is all I ever wanted, without even knowing it. I lost my hope for the Romanian educational system until I came here. Although sometimes difficult and time consuming, all the activities I do here are pleasant and aimed at forming us, professionally wise.”
“Well, when talking about experience and SPH, a few words are not enough to cover all this time spent here. I would say that it is definitely a daily challenge to be a student at SPH, but I have no regrets that I chose this program. “
“Ever had that feeling you’re in a roller coaster, you’re terrified to death, you feel the pressure rising and your heart beating fast, but loving every minute of it? That’s how life at Cluj School of Public Health is!”
“It is a meaningful experience, filled with great friendships, where you learn how to make time if you don`t have time, where you discover the things you are capable of, what you are good at, providing you with that little but important thing in life that everybody seeks: purpose.”
“The fact that it forces you to think out of the box it motivates me to continuously find my limits and overcome them. C-SPH is a tough program that will prepare you for the world out there where the requests from you are limitless.”
A unique institution, with very qualified staff, which constantly motivates us to push yourself forward. The way of teaching and student assistance style is different and interesting and very helpful in our future development.
It`s the place where I made a lot of friends, good ones, a place where I learned a lot of new things. The best part of SPH is that you get to spend so much time with great people, from whom you can learn something every day.
The first time I came here I had no idea what was going on, soon I came across a team of professionals, ready to teach us everything they know about Public Health. I felt great here, met lots of fun and intelligent people, learned a lot of stuff.
Being a student at Cluj School of Public Health is like riding a roller coaster. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down; you’re almost always at high speed and even though it can be scary sometimes, it’s worth the experience cause it’s fun.
My expectations from SPH have been, from the very beginning, quite high, but I soon found myself overwhelmed by the workload, but also by the support and attention I received. With or without my approval it has become a lifestyle I am very excited about.
“My experience at Cluj School of Public Health so far it was really amazing. This program offers you everything a student needs to develop and to be prepared for new challenges. Here I’ve met extraordinary people that helped me pass through difficult moments.”
Here you learn from great teachers to awesome colleagues and friends, from an interesting learning field to lots of working opportunities, from fun and excitement to sleepless nights and panic, all these coming to support your personal and professional development.
Public Health is a new and exciting field that offers plenty of job opportunities to suit everyone’s interests, needs or skills. As a public health professional you will have a large offer of job perspectives, as well as the opportunity to work in a challenging and dynamic field.
Public health is about preventing health problems before they happen. So, if you feel rewarded working towards improving your life and the life of those around you, then public health is the field for you.
Depending on whether you like to work with numbers, answering questions through research or just love working with people, together with the knowledge and the skills acquired during the program, you can pursue a career in:
Health policy and management, Health administration, Community and Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Promotion
Local, National or International, Private, Public or Nongovernmental sectors
Public Institutions, Private Organizations, NGOs- hospitals, public agencies, health departments, universities, companies, government agencies, or any non-profit organizations focusing on health, policy, wellbeing, vulnerable groups or any other communities and many more
Researchers, professors, health economist, program planners and evaluators, project managers, health policy professionals, health managers, health educators, as well as consultants in an array of public health areas (i.e. injury prevention, maternal and child health, social marketing, health administration, etc.)
Improve population health, increase access to health care, eficientize health systems, improve health management, control infectious diseases, reduce environmental hazards, reduce noncommunicable diseases (such as diabetes and cancer) and their risc factors (such as nutrition, smoking, physical activity), prevent intentional and unintentional injuries and all tipes of violence, combat substance abuse