Public Health Postgraduates Germany (PHAD) e.V.
Public Health Absolventen Deutschland (PHAD) e.V.

The association of Public Health Postgraduates Germany was founded on June 7, 1997, in Kassel, Germany.

The German name was "Public Health Absolventen Deutschland (PHAD) e.V.", registered as VR 18241 Nz by Registergericht
Berlin-Charlottenburg on May 20, 1998. The first seat was located in Berlin.

After the Wende, Public Health became re-established in the re-united Germany as an own education topic.

For almost 60 years Public Health did not exist as a subject of academic teaching, education and research because of
the disastrous consequences of Nazi Germany and the subsequent division of Germany.

In order to study Public Health, German graduates had to go abroad to for example Harvard School of Public Health,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health,
Yale School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health or
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and others, mainly within the German Academic Exchange Service,
called DAAD-Program.

Since 1990, German graduates were able to study Public Health within a Postgraduate University Course in
Berlin, Bielefeld, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Munich and Ulm.

First edit: May 8, 2010. - Last edit: January 29, 2021.