Global Science for Health Worldwide
Tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and inadequate health care influence the lives of billions of people worldwide.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, promotes the advancement of science and health for all, through innovative research, advanced education, professional services and capacity building of partner institutions in the South. For us, scientific excellence and societal impact are two sides of the same coin.
ITM believes that each world citizen should be able to enjoy a healthy life and that scientific progress is a motor of societal development.
ITM aims at the advancement and spread of the sciences that contribute to tropical medicine and to public health in developing countries, inclusive of their global dimensions.
Our Core Tasks
ITM conducts, within a coherent academic triad, fundamental, translational, and applied scientific research; delivers advanced education and training; and provides medical, scientific, and societal expert services.
- Excellence & Relevance: We strive to stand at the international forefront in key scientific domains and pursue the highest quality in research, education, and services with the ultimate aim to solve actual health problems.
- Integrity: We want to comply with international ethical standards and aim for critical sense, honesty, and transparency in all our activities.
- Sustainability & Persistence: We aim for long-term progress without compromising the ability of future generations.
- Fairness: We value equity, diversity, solidarity, and well-being of students and employees and in partnerships.