Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

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Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
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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
Administrative staff
Postgraduates 500
Location Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Campus Urban
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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. Peter Piot and colleagues at the institute were the first to demonstrate that AIDS was a tropical African disease. ITM has been recognized by the 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.


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

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