University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
PHONE: +49 40 / 7410 - 0
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 11.348
FOUNDING YEAR: 1889
Since its foundation in 1889, the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has been one of the leading clinics in Europe. Here specialists from all fields of medicine are brought together under one roof. State-of-the-art medical technology, innovative information technology, and architecture created with the provision of medical care at the forefront, all with the aim of optimally supporting doctors, nursing staff, and therapists. The ideal conditions for the interlinkage between modern medicine, research, and teaching are found at the UKE. More than 11,000 employees work around the clock with the singular aim of providing the best medical care to our patients.
About 2,900 of the employees are medical specialists and researchers, while more than 3,400 work as nurses and therapists. Together with its University Heart & Vascular Center Hamburg and the Martini Clinic, the UKE has more than 1,720 beds.
Research is an important prerequisite for progress in diagnostics and therapy. The emphasis in UKE’s research are the neurosciences, cardiovascular research, care research, oncology, as well as infections and inflammations. Other potential areas of the UKE are molecular imaging and skeletal biology research.
The UKE educates about 3,300 medical specialists and dentists. Some of our students achieve significantly better than average results in performance tests in Germany. We are praised throughout the country for our modern training techniques in which theory and practice are interconnected in an exceptional and progressive manner, and in which topical elements such as digital textbooks or computer-based simulation programs are utilized. The model study course iMED Hamburg, which was introduced in 2012, already fulfills the criteria for the further development of medical studies in Germany which were defined by the Science Council.