The Centre


The mission of the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin is to jointly develop and promote innovative education and to foster French-German collaborations wihin the European context for joint research and teaching activities in Global and Public Health.

The objectives of the Centre are :

  • To organize French-German dialogue and contribute to research activities in different areas in Global and Public Health
  • To play a leading role in innovative education and promote open access to education and research
  • To foster the mobility of faculty and students between France and Germany

The Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin was initiated by the Franco-German Council of Ministers and co-established on April 15th, 2013, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty by the University of Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

The Centre Virchow-Villermé Paris is directed on the French side by Anneliese Dépoux. Elke Schäffner, specialist in nephrology and epidemiologist at Charité Berlin and Tobias Kurth, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and director of the Institute of Public Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, are the directors on the German side.

The Centre is financed by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the University of Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), the French governmental programme “Investissement d’avenir” and Sanofi SA.

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