London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine students and alumni work in more than 150 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services. The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists, working with partners worldwide to support the development of teaching and research capacity.
Our education provision has increased to more than 1,000 London-based Master’s and Research students, 3,000 studying postgraduate courses by distance learning, and 1,000 each year on short courses and continuous professional development. In 2015, LSHTM launched a series of free online courses (MOOCs), studied by around 25,000 participants globally. Research income has grown to more than £92 million per year from national and international funding sources including the UK government and research councils, the European Union, the Wellcome Trust, Gates Foundation and other philanthropic sources.
The School performs well in various global university league tables. In the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2017 (published in October 2016), we were 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 is a member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.