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Research

Scientific progress in the fields of tropical medicine and international health is at the heart of ITM’s academic mission. Our research activities range from basic to operational research and, ultimately, all aim to tackle important health challenges. We focus particularly on low-resource settings and vulnerable populations.
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Our research ambitions

  • Researching (re-)emerging infections and outbreaks

  • Designing sustainable health systems and strategies

  • Taking on antimicrobial resistance

  • Accelerating disease elimination

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Departments

The activities of our three scientific departments are centered around Pathogens, Patients and Populations.

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Researchers

Our 194 scientists all have their own fields of expertise and pursuits. They can count on support from our administrative and technical staff.

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Laboratories

We host a large number of international reference laboratories.

Research themes

Over the past decades, the institute was able to build in-depth knowledge in several key areas.

Research projects

Through our involvement in various projects, we contribute to fundamental scientific research and capacity strengthening in the world.

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Partnerships around the world

ITM works with 24 partners across three continents. We conduct joint research, develop joint course curricula and offer mobility grants to staff, to name but a few initiatives.

Discover our extensive international network

Library

Discover 30.000 books and e-books on tropical medicine and international health.

Research portal

Discover everything there is to know about the research areas, publications and projects of our scientists and researchers.

Support us

Our mission is to deliver science for worldwide health, an endeavour to which you can contribute as well. Help us face the many health challenges in the world.