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KIT Institute

KIT Institute

KIT Institute


While health improves globally, many are still being left behind by inequality. At KIT Health, we are committed to help narrow this gap. With a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, educators and advisors we are an innovative player in international and public health. KIT Institute equips health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. We offer master programs and advanced courses at our training facilities in Amsterdam and through e-learning. In addition, we conduct regional, tailor-made training programs in countries 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.

Impact: Leaders in global health

Our training programs respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach, and the interactive, participatory training methods. Our training programs are aimed at developing effective leaders that that create impact in their home countries. Alumni of KIT obtain higher positions after graduating and contribute to health policy at district, regional and national level. They also pass on their knowledge to colleagues and local health professionals, and by teaching at universities and training institutes. As such we have a broad-based impact. In the past fifty years, over 3000 health professionals have studied at KIT. We are proud to be part of their professional journey in becoming leaders in health around the globe. Accreditation KIT’s Master's courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO In addition, advanced courses are all accredited by tropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.

Why study at KIT?

  • Up-to-date approach to complex public health issues
  • Practice-oriented
  • Exchange between disciplines
  • Interactive education
  • Development of personal and professional competencies
  • Network building
  • Personal tutoring
  • Participants from diverse backgrounds and countries
  • Teaching by highly qualified specialists
  • Positively reviewed by tropEd
  • KIT: international center of excellence in international health and development
  • Accredited by NVAO


  • Amsterdam

    Royal Tropical Institute Postbus 95001