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Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
The Institute main building as seen from Kronenburgstraat
Established 1906 - Began in Brussels and moved to Antwerp in 1931
Type Public
Director Professor Dr. Bruno Gryseels
Admin. staff 450
Postgraduates 500
Doctoral students 120
Location Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Campus Urban

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), previously known as Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine is located in Antwerp, Belgium. ITM is one of the world's leading institutes for training and research in tropical medicine and the organisation of health care in developing countries. It also delivers outpatient, clinical and preventive services in tropical pathologies and sexually transmitted diseases.

The institute has a strong reputation in research, travel medicine, public health issues, neglected tropical diseases. World Health Organization as a reference centre for AIDS research. ITM also is a national and international reference centre for a series of tropical diseases.

At ITM, some 400 scientists and technicians do research on pathogens, patients and populations. Yearly, an average of 500 medical doctors, nurses and scientists follow advanced courses; some 120 young researchers are completing their PhD. Each year, the medical services handle around 35 000 consultations. The website services more than 100 000 visitors a year.

More than 75% of its publications appear in the top-25% of journals in its field. (Scimago World Ranking, 2010)

ITM also carries out an extensive capacity strengthening program in developing countries, and is part of a large network of institutions in Africa, South America and Asia.


  • Departments 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Department of Public Health[1]

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • More information about higher education in Flanders/Belgium (in English)
  • Find an officially recognised programme of this institution in the Higher Education Register
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