Students and staff can benefit from ITM’s strong international ties and membership in many EU and international/global partnerships and networks. European and international cooperation projects in education englobe strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances as well as capacity building projects. These are coordinated by the Education Office and the Education Units in the three scientific departments of ITM. Significant examples are tropEd and 'The Alliance'.
tropEd is an international network of member institutions for higher education in international/global health from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations. The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training. Several of ITM’s courses are accredited by tropEd.
'The Alliance' is a framework for internationalisation and strategic integration of existing and new national and international collaborations in the field of education. The Alliance’s objectives are to promote:
- Staff and student mobility, including internship opportunities at ITM and partner institutions
- Joint course development and delivery
- Joint quality assurance
- Alumni networking
- Offering Open Educational Resources (OER)
- Development of knowledge management platforms to support global communities of practice in different thematic fields
- Collaboration with the private sector (NGOs or enterprises).
ITM invests in the development of international cooperation projects based on common scientific interests, values, scientific excellence and relevance for students, society and development.
In today’s age of global knowledge and technology, the interconnectedness of persons and institutions and opportunities for student/staff mobility (physical and virtual), are considered paramount to work effectively as health experts in a global scene.