Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. The School is part of the University of London, and is one of the highest-rated institutions in the UK.
The Schools community includes 1000 London-based Masters and research students and 3,000 studying postgraduate courses by distance learning. The fusion of staff and student experience provides a rich environment for students not only to learn from the staff but, importantly, to learn from each other. Alumni work in over 150 countries and many hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations around the world.
The School provides national and international focus in teaching and research in the areas related to global health. These are validated and assessed at regular intervals.
The School has witnessed significant expansions in the recent years in taught courses, research and distance learning programmes. Some of the excellent facilities available at the School are the library, laboratories, insectaries and computing facilities.
The School performs well in various global university league tables. In the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2017, it ranked sixth in the world (together with Oxford University) in the fields of social sciences and public health. In the 2016 CWTS Leiden Ranking, the School was ranked fifth in the world for research impact across all disciplines, based on the share of institutions’ outputs within the top 1% of papers by citation in all areas of science and independent of size of output. The School was named University of the Year 2016 by Times Higher Education, in recognition of its response to the Ebola epidemic.
The School is a member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.