Centre for MACH - MultidisciplinAry ResearCh in Health Science

Master Course in Global Health


The new Master in Global Health (MGH) is a second-level, professional and specialty master of 1-year duration offered by the University of Milan through its MACH in close collaboration with experts and teachers from different faculties of the University of Milan, other important universities and organizations from Italy, and major academic institutions from abroad. The master course aims to deepen knowledge and study contemporary global health issues from an interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial perspective.

Who can access the Master in Global Health?

The MGH, in English language, is open to post-graduate students from Italy and abroad coming from a variety of different backgrounds: from health and biomedical sciences to economics, sociology, anthropology, international relations, law, ecology, agronomy, diplomacy, political sciences, management etc.

The faculty is composed by professors and experts from Italian and international Institutions, including, from Italy, Università di Milano; SDA Bocconi School of Management; Università di Sassari; Università di Brescia; Università del Piemonte Orientale (UNIPO); Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Padova; Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan; Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Milan; and, from abroad, University of Geneva Institute of Global Health, Geneva (Switzerland); Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); Columbia University Medical Center New York, N.Y. (USA); Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel (Switzerland); World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva (Switzerland); Graduate Institute, Geneva (Switzerland); UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, London (UK); Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, (USA); European Respiratory Society, Lausanne (Switzerland).

Job opportunities:
The master aims to prepare students to work in different settings that include the public sector at national (e.g. ministries of health, foreign affairs, development cooperation, etc.) or local level (e.g. regional or district public health authorities), international organizations, non-governmental and faith-based organizations active in health and development fields, public private partnership, and the private sector (e.g. pharmaceutical industry).

About the University of Milan

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.
A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.
Milan is the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.
The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.
The University’s departments are housed in important historic buildings in the city centre and in other modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi. Among the historic buildings housing the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.
The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.
The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contribute to the cultural life of the city and receive international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.


Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico Chirurgica e dei Trapianti
via Francesco Sforza n. 35, 20122 Milano

Teachers list

Stefano Aliberti, Associate Professor of Respiratory Diseases, University of Milan, Unit of Pneumology, Policlinico of Milan, University of Milan, Italy

Carlo Agostoni, Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of Milan, Unit of Pediatrics, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Alberto Battezzati, Full Professor of Phisiology, University of Milan, Italy

Stefano Bocchi, Full Professor of Agronomy, University of Milan, Italy

Bettina Borisch, Professor, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

Francesco Castelli, Full Professor of Infectious Diseases, Director of UNESCO 2014-2018: “Training and Empowering Human Resources For Health Development in Resource-limited Countries”, University of Brescia, Italy

Matteo Cesari, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, Unit of Geriatrics, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Daniela Cirillo, MD, PhD Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogen Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy

Stephanie Dagron, Associate Professor, Institute of Global Health and Full Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda, Researcher and Lecturer, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dennis Falzon, Medical Officer, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Antoine Flahault, MD, PhD, Director, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Haileyesus Getahun, Director of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial resistance, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Andrea Gori, Full Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Milan, Unit of Infectious Diseases, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Bogomil Kholbrenner, Scientific Collaborator, Social Anthropologist, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Carlo La Vecchia, Full Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Milan, Italy

Federico Lega, Full Professor of Business Economics and Administration, University of Milan, Italy

Knut Lönnroth, Full Professor of Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Viviana Mangiaterra, Associate Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy

Ali Merzouk, E-learning Coordinator, European Respiratory Society, Lausanne, Switzerland

Giovanni Battista Migliori, Director WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases, Maugeri Care and Research Institute, Tradate, Italy

Eduardo Missoni, Adjunct Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy

Roberto Moretti, Department of Hygiene and Health Prevention, ATS Bergamo and Visiting Lecturer, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center New York, N.Y., USA

Carlo Federico Perno, Full Professor of Microbiology, University of Milan, Italy

Cyril Pervilhac, Lecturer, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Giovanni Piumatti, PhD, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Giovanni Putoto, Head of Planning and Operational Research, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Padova, Italy

Luca Ragazzoni, Scientific Coordinator of CRIMEDIM (Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine), University of Piemonte Orientale (UNIPO), Novara, Italy

Mario Carlo Raviglione, Full Professor of Global Health, University of Milan, Italy

Francesco Rio, Consultant in Global Health, Geneva, Switzerland

Giuliano Rizzardini, MD, Director, Infectious Diseases, IRCCS Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy

Richard Skolnik, Former Lecturer, Health policy and Management Department, Yale School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA

Giovanni Sotgiu, Full Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sassari, Italy

Beat Stoll, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Master of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Al Story, Associate Professor of Inclusion Health and Co-Director of the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, London

Fabrizio Tediosi, Dr. PD, Associate Professor, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

Zelalem Temesgen, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Msgr. Robert Vitillo, Secretary-General, International Catholic Migration Commission, Geneva, Switzerland

The ultimate goal of the Global Health Centre that offers the Master in Global Health is to contribute to the development and implementation across disciplines, in full alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of sound health policies and practices that ensure universal access to care and prevention for the most vulnerable people.
To achieve this, multidisciplinary education targeting young generations of students that will become future leaders and decision-makers is essential.



tel.: 02 5503 4762 / 4763
fax: 02 5503 4779
email: mach@unimi.it