Member Highlights: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
The School is highly ranked in various university league tables. It was named the world's leading research-focused graduate school in the Times Higher Education World Rankings. In 2014, it was ranked in the top 10 universities in the world for citation rate by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database. According to the results of the UK government's Research Excellence Framework, published in 2014, the School was ranked second overall on the key measure of impact. In 2015, the School was ranked top in Europe for impact by the Leiden Ranking, and third in the world for social science and public health in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking.
We now have more than 1,000 London-based Master's and Research students, 3,000 studying by distance learning and 1,000 on short courses and continuous professional development. We The teaching programme has a combination of laboratory-based biological courses and social science courses to cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine. We have also launched a series of free online courses, and more than 18,000 people registered on the first of these, Ebola in context. For more information visit www.lshtm.ac.uk/study.
Our staff, students and alumni work in more than 150 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services.