The School, featured in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007 as one of the six schools in the world promoting and practicing innovative higher public health education, has many unique features setting it apart from other schools of public health. Some of these features are:

  • The School’s teaching and research programs emphasize on both the arts and sciences of public health, enhancing evidence-informed public health action as well as systematically learning from public health experience.

  • Faculty members are from reputed international universities, institutions and research centers such as: BRAC University, icddr,b, BRAC, University of Heidelberg (Germany), Harvard University (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), George Washington University (USA), Karolinska Institute (Sweden), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), and University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

  • Its location in Bangladesh represents an unparalleled learning environment due, on the one hand, to the magnitude and diversity of its health challenges - from infectious and non-communicable diseases, to maternal, child and adult health, to environmental threats including road traffic injuries, industrial pollution and climate change – and on the other hand, the presence of some of the most innovative and successful public health programs in the world.  

  • Partnerships with internationally recognized schools of public health and research institutions from all over the world facilitate dynamic collaborative agreements related to student and faculty exchange, joint degrees and research. 

  • Community-based experiential learning encourage students to apply public health principles and tools as well as structure their learning agenda to acquire further skills and competencies.

  • A diverse student body drawn from experienced health workers, medical doctors, nurses, social scientists, and other professionals, both in health and development sectors, from around the world.