Welcome at the Institute of Public Health (HIPH)
The Heidelberg Institute of Public Health (HIPH - former department "Tropenhygiene und öffentliches Gesundheitswesen / Tropical Hygiene and Public Health") was founded in 1962 and has steadily grown since. It currently has a staff of about 60, which includes the chair, two additional full professors (C3 and APL), three assistant professors (scientists with ‘habilitation’), research associates, support staff (lab technicians, managers and staff assistants, and a varying number of visiting scholars, post doctoral fellows and doctoral students.
The Institute of Public Health is part of the Medical School/Medical faculty which in turn is part of the University of Heidelberg. The Institute receives public core funding. However, more than half of our funds are competitively acquired for research and teaching activities. Our mission statement emphasizes our international perspective with a focus on low and middle income countries.