About us

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with an annual research income of more than £110 million. Our depth and breadth of expertise encompasses many disciplines, and we are one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.

Introducing our School

The School opened its doors to 11 students in 1899 at the Albert Dock in east London. Now based in Bloomsbury, central London, the School has over 4,000 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries — all with a collective purpose to improve health worldwide .

Discover more about our School

Keppel Street building viewed from Malet Street

Our Keppel Street building was officially opened on 18th July 1929, by HRH the Prince of Wales. It was listed as Grade II in the 1980s.

Headstone above the Keppel Street entrance

The headstone above the Keppel Street entrance shows two Greek gods associated with health, Apollo and Artemis, in a horse-drawn chariot with a fruitful date palm to indicate the tropical activities of the School.

Brass flea on the School's building

Eight gilded vectors of disease adorn our Keppel Street building, including a mosquito, louse, rat, snake, bed bug, tick, fly and flea.

Art deco clock in the School's library

The School's library has many art deco features, including this clock.

Tavistock Place

Our building at 15-17 Tavistock Place was officially opened in July 2010 and is home to our Faculty of Public Health and Policy.

Did you know?

The School has more than 20,000 alumni in over 180 countries working in government, academia, international agencies and health services.