Excellence & Relevance

Tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and inadequate health care influence the lives of billions of people worldwide.

ITM promotes the advancement of science and health for all, through innovative research, advanced education, professional services and capacity building of partner institutions in the South.

For us, scientific excellence and social impact are two sides of the same coin.

Our vision

Equal chances at a healthy life for all.

Our mission

Scientific progress in tropical medicine and public health.

Our core task

Scientific research; higher education; medical and scientific service provision.

Our values


We pursue the highest possible quality in our research, education and service programmes.


Ethical standards, academic freedom, scientific creativity and critical sense are integrated in all our activities.


We focus our activities on our scientific niche, and seek for the unique added values that is complementary to that of other knowledge institutes.


We respect for human equality, diversity, solidarity, welfare and self-development.


We engage our resources in an optimal and sustainable way in function of our objectives.