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General information

Studying at KIT

KIT Royal Tropical Institute equips health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. We offer Master programmes and advanced courses at our training facilities in Amsterdam, and through e-learning. In addition we conduct regional and tailor-made training programs around the world.

By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.

Students and alumni

Health professionals from all over the world attend courses at KIT. Some classes have as many as twenty different nationalities. Students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Typical profiles are doctors, nurses or health managers working in hospitals, ministries of health, NGOs and other organisations. What they all have in common is their engagement in and commitment towards improving health.

The KIT Alumni network is a dynamic community with a global presence; for most the time at KIT results in lifelong friendships and professional contacts across the world.

Our Facilitators

Course facilitators are leading professionals in the field of public and international health and with this experience they enrich the learning of participants and put theory into perspective of the latest developments. Our facilitators work for international NGOs as well as UN agencies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). KIT staff members bring back the latest experience from the field based on KIT’s involvement in ongoing projects across the globe. KIT collaborates with highly ranked Dutch universities.

I like teaching KIT students: they ask critical questions related to their working environment. The students learn, but so do I!’

one of our facilitators