After having worked for several months to maintain educational continuity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EHESP School of Public Health now focuses on the start of the 2020-2021 academic year on its Rennes and Paris campuses. In an uncertain health context, the School undertakes permanent monitoring and tough evaluation of the health situation in France and abroad in order to adapt the future learning environment of its students. In line with its involvement in the management of the COVID-19 crisis and as a leading School of Public Health, The EHESP wishes to steer the new academic year and training modalities towards the fundamental issues in public health in a dynamic of collective responsibility and solidarity.

Welcoming of the new students

In relation with the current health measures and recommendations of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the EHESP will organise an online start of the academic year. From September 2020, each new student will have access to an induction programme made of:

  • a webinar on September 14, 2020, organised in 3 stages: a welcoming speech from Laurent Chambaud – Dean of the EHESP, a historic presentation of the School and a conference on the theme “Engaging in studies of public health in 2020 “
  • a virtual treasure hunt based on the exploration of the campus and the services and departments of the School
  • a video presentation of the “REAL” educational platform

Blended learning: the choice of the EHESP School of Public Health

Thanks to its experience in the introduction of online teaching for several years, which has accelerated as from March 2020, the EHESP is now committed to implementing, from September 2020, blended learning within each training programme. If the School is working as much as possible towards delivering face-to-face learning on its Rennes and Paris sites in compliance with hygiene measures and its recovery plan, distance learning will be applied to part of the training programmes in order to guarantee accessible and secure learning for all.

Published on 10 July 2020