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Medical University of Vienna

Overview:

Founded in 1365 as a Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) is now one of the world’s largest and most renowned medical universities.

MedUni 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.

As one of the most innovative medical universities in Europe, MedUni Vienna consistently strives to attract the brightest minds in order to further medical research, impart forward-thinking knowledge and ensure the best possible and most advanced care for patients.

Research:

At MedUni Vienna, research, teaching, and patient care are inseparable and of equal value.. The three central tasks for the Medical University of Vienna are “Creating knowledge, imparting knowledge and applying knowledge”, after all.

The research performance at MedUni Vienna has increased continuously since 2004 and ranks among the best of all medical institutions in Europe. The basis for this pleasant development are (i) a strong interdisciplinary approach in the area of the five main research clusters focusing on immunology, cancer research/oncology, medical neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, and medical imaging (ii) extensive cooperation in multi-national research consortiums and multi-cantered clinical trials, (iii) the excellent research infrastructure available at Meduni Vienna, and (iv) the close combination of fundamental research and clinical application, which allows to integrate new diagnostic and therapeutic concepts quickly for the benefit of the patients.

Industry Partnerships:

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is responsible for protecting MedUni Vienna’s intellectual property and commercialising research findings. The Office registers employee inventions, manages patents and licensing, and acts as an interface between scientists at MedUni Vienna and business.

The University is committed to disseminating research findings as effectively as possible, in the interests of society and of medical progress. MedUni Vienna also actively promotes patenting and the commercial use of research discoveries in order to generate additional revenue for research.

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