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Introducing our School

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

School building from gardensOur 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.

Founded in 1899 by Sir Patrick Manson, the School is now part of the University of London and has expanded in recent years at its two main sites on Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. We work with partners worldwide to support the development of teaching and research capacity.

The School was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school in the Times Higher Education World Rankings (October 2013), and is now among the world’s top 100 universities by reputation (March 2014). In May 2014, it was ranked in the top 10 of all universities in the world for citation rate by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world for impact in medical sciences by the Leiden Ranking. 

Our research income has grown to over £79 million per year from national and international funding sources including the UK government, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists.

We now have more than 1,000 London-based Master’s and Research students, 3,000 studying Master’s by distance learning and over 1,000 on short courses and continuous professional development. Our staff, students and alumni work in more than 180 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services. For more details see our latest Annual Report.

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(Image: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Keppel Street building. Credit: Anne Koerber/LSHTM)

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