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Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck

The University Lübeck

The profile of the University Lübeck is characterized by top research and academic teaching at the interface of medicine, sciences and technology. The university has a medical as well as a technical-scientific college and offers full length courses in human medicine, informatics, Molecular Biotechnology and Computational Life Science.

In addition to c. 2,300 students 160 professors and 100 private lecturers work at the university. The university clinic comprises 21 wards with a total of 1,200 beds and 15 institutes for medical theory. With almost 5,000 persons employed the university together with the clinic belong to the biggest employers of the Lübeck region.

Currently there are 17 institutes at the college for technology and sciences, among others the humanistic institute for medical and scientific history; there are courses for fundamental subjects such as mathematics and theoretical informatics and trendsetting new disciplines such as telematics as well as multimedia and interactive systems. In addition to the course in informatics from which students graduate with a master’s degree and which has an excellent reputation throughout Germany there are a number of additional subjects to choose from such as medical informatics, bioinformatics/biomathematics, electro-technics and media informatics.

In addition to the full length studies the university offers - together with the technical college - a course in health technology. In cooperation with the distance-teaching university in Hagen there is a centre for correspondence courses and further education with a wide variety of seminars to accompany and prepare the study. The studium generale with its series of lectures held by renowned scientists can also be accessed by all outside the university who are interested.

There is a particularly close and efficient relationship with the neighbouring technical college in Lübeck. With this college and the musical college in town the university organizes university open days, where students, potential students and the public is given the opportunity to receive information concerning the courses and the profile of Lübeck’s institutions of higher education. Science congresses at Lübeck’s music and congress hall have become an important economic factor for the Hanseatic City.

The University Lübeck has carried its name since 2002. It was founded as the Medical Academy Lübeck in 1964. Scientifically there are strong bonds with the Medical Laser Centre Lübeck and the Research Centre Borstel (Centre for Medical and Bio Sciences). There are partnerships with universities in Bergen/Norway, Hangzhou/China, Budapest/Hungary, Tartu (Dorpat)/Estonia and Albuquerque/USA.

Concerning research the University Lübeck places particular emphasis on the special research fields of the DFG (German research association), the "Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammable and Degenerative Processes" and "Glycostructures in Biosystems - Description and Effect", in addition there is a clinical research group for "Neuroendocrinology" which deals with current issues of hormone research. In addition the university participates in the planning of a science and technology centre (Wissenschafts- und Technologiepark WTP) for an intensive transfer between the university and young entrepreneurs.


Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee
23538 Lübeck
Tel: +49 (0)451 / 500-0
Fax: +49 (0)451 / 500-3016

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