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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a postgraduate and research institution specialising in public and global health. Founded in 1899, there are currently over 1,000 Master’s and research students enrolled in London, with a further 3,000 in distance learning.
The School’s global outreach is huge, with centres around the world focusing on areas such as malaria, tuberculosis, tropical epidemiology, non-communicable diseases, global mental health, mathematical modelling, evaluation of public health interventions, and maternal, reproductive, adolescent and child health.
More than 600 academic staff are based across three faculties:
The director, Professor Peter Piot, co-discovered the Ebola virus, was founding director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is continuing to expand and is in the process of developing a new Research Institute which will bring together the largest concentration of infectious-disease researchers in the world.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine performs consistently well in university league tables and in 2013 was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school in the Times Higher Education World Rankings.
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was ranked second overall on the key measure of impact.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine does not have its own accommodation, but does have a small selection of rooms in the University of London intercollegiate halls. The student support team are also happy to assist new students with help and advice on accommodation.
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