Welcome to tropEd!

tropEd is an international network of member institutions for higher education in international/global health from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations. The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training.


From left to right: Maik Lewe, Tanya Van Braekel and Laura Jefferys at the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany.

From left to right: Maik Lewe, Laura Jefferys and Tanya Van Braekel at the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany.

TropEd gives me the opportunity to choose the modules that fit within my professional life and that address my interests. It is a great experience to do this at different universities and to meet so many new people with different backgrounds.

Tanya Van Braekel from Belgium, Home Institution: Royal Tropical Institute Vrije Universiteit (KiT), Amsterdam, Netherlands. Student since 2013

tropEd course accreditation

tropEd accreditation is the formal acceptance of a course by the tropEd General Assembly (GA) in accordance with the tropEd Standard Quality Framework. Once a course has been accredited, it is listed in the tropEd course database and presented on the tropEd webpage. An accredited course meets tropEd quality assurance requirements. Only the ECTS credits from an accredited course can be transferred and accumulated towards the Master of Science degree in International/Global Health, after the students have successfully completed this unit.

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