University Hospital Tuebingen (UKT)

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Founded in 1805, the University Hospital Tuebingen (UKT) is one of the leading centers of German university medicine. As one of 33 University Hospitals in Germany, it contributes to a successful combination of top-level medicine, research, and teaching.

More than 400,000 in- and outpatients from around the world benefit from this connection of science and practice each year, since the UKT’s clinics, institutes, and centers unite specialists from all fields under one roof. Its experts collaborate across disciplines and offer state-of-the-art research-based treatment to all patients. The University Hospital does research to improve diagnostics, therapies, and healing processes. Many new cutting-edge treatments are clinically tested and applied in Tuebingen.

Medical research in the Neurosciences is part of the University of Tuebingen’s Excellence Cluster. UKT scientists are members of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN) and carry out research at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH). They also work closely with the Faculty of Medicine. Oncology and Immunology, Infection Biology, Vascular Medicine, and Diabetes are further focus areas of research at the UKT. The University Hospital is a reliable partner in four of the six German Centres for Health Research (DZG) created by the Federal Government.

Tomorrow’s doctors and health care professionals are taught at the UKT. As the region’s largest employer, the University Hospital employs around 9,000 full and part-time employees. With around 600 apprentices in over ten different professions, the University Hospital Tuebingen is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the region.

Updated 16/05/2018 10:48am

At a Glance

  • The University Hospital Tuebingen (UKT) was founded in 1805 and is one of 33 University Hospitals in Germany.
  • Medical research in the Neurosciences forms part of the University’s Excellence Cluster.
  • The UKT is a partner in four of six German Centers for Health Research (DZG) nationwide.
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