News on the Program

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  • Results of the tender for the “City of the Future
    – Healthy and Sustainable Metropolises” funding program: Institute for Urban Public Health (InUPH) in Essen (GER)

05.05.2020: New institute researches influence of urban planning on the health of residents

The Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen has founded the Institute for Urban Public Health (InUPH) at the University Hospital Essen. In the future, it will conduct systematic and cooperative research there into the influence of the urban environment on people’s health and how it can be optimally designed. Over a period of 5 years, the establishment of the institute will be supported with 750,000 EUR by the Fritz and Hildegard Berg Foundation in the Stifterverband. (Source; a highly abbreviated version of the article has been published by Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) under the title: “Institut für Urban Public Health: Wie Stadtplanung die Gesundheit beeinflusst” / “Institute for Urban Public Health: How urban planning influences health”)


04.05.20: „Institut forscht zur Gesundheit von Großstadtmenschen“ (WAZ)


Institute for Urban Public Health

The Centre for Urban Epidemiology (CUE) was transformed into the Institute for Urban Public Health (InUPH) on 01.05.2020. The support of the Fritz and Hildegard Berg Foundation enables the establishment of the institute, whose overall goal is to investigate scientific issues for an evidence-based, participatory design of a health-promoting and sustainable urban environment. (Source)


In 2019, the Center for Urban Epidemiology (CUE) was successful in the selection process of the funding program „City of the Future – Healthy, Sustainable Metropolises: New Ways to Dialogue between Science and Civil Society“ of the Fritz and Hildegard Berg-Foundation.
The funds will be used to support the establishment of a new institute at the Medical Faculty in Essen, which will specifically address the inter- and transdisciplinary tasks for the innovative thematic field of Urban Public Health. (Source)


Further press releases on the Institute for Urban Public Health (InUPH)