The Medical University of Vienna is one of the most traditional medical training and research facilities in Europe. It is today the largest medical training institute in the German-speaking area with about 8,000 students. With its 26 university hospitals, three clinical institutes, 12 theoretical medicine centres and numerous highly specialised laboratories, it is included among the most important cutting-edge research institutes of Europe in the area of biomedicine. Its own laboratory building with highly specialised "Core Facilities" was inaugurated in June 2010 with the "Anna Spiegel Research Building”.
Due to its history, its size and its excellent performance in the field of medical science, the Medical University of Vienna is one of the most renowned medical universities in the world. MedUni Vienna is not only the largest medical organisation in Austria, it is also one of the most important top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the AKH in Vienna, with all of its medical staff.
The Triple Track consisting of research, education and patient care of MedUni Vienna
This simultaneous operation of research, education and patient care as equally important core tasks is called triple track strategy. The three cornerstones of research, education and the treatment of patients each contribute equally to the medical and scientific quality of the University. At MedUni Vienna they support and enrich each other and serve medical science in the sense of maintenance of health as well as prevention and abatement as well as therapy of diseases. Every one of these cornerstones is already rather large and multifaceted in itself. Due to the large number of scientists, physicians, teachers and students and the proximity to the patients a variety of exciting synergies, projects and experiences arise out of the relations between the tracks.
Where is MedUni Wien (Medical University of Vienna)