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Congratulations to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on being named University of the Year 2016!
02 Dec 2016
Photo credit: Times Higher Education
The NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health congratulates the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on being awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education 'University of the Year' award for 2016, given in recognition of its response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014/2015.
Professor Peter Piot, LSHTM Director and a member of the School's International Advisory Panel, said, "We are delighted to be named University of the Year 2016. When the Ebola epidemic got out of control it was our duty to mobilise to help stop this outbreak. Thank you to our committed community of staff, students and alumni for their outstanding work and ongoing dedication to meeting urgent challenges in public and global health."
Since formalising a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding in 2011, the School has maintained a close partnership with LSHTM in public health research and training collaborations. The embarking on key projects and initiatives such as the Population Health Metrics and Analytics (PHMA) project and Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, the two institutions have leveraged upon each others' experience and expertise in bringing together researchers and practitioners, and developing graduates to work in public health.
The School has also jointly developed a course in vaccinology with LSHTM, and both Schools have participated in student exchange programmes to learn about research work conducted in their respective countries. In February 2016, Prof Piot also delivered a talk on Progress in Outbreak Preparedness - The Tasks Ahead as part of the School's Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue.