Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
The Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) is a public university in Innsbruck. It used to be one of the four historical faculties of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and became an independent university in 2004.
MUI is one of the largest educational facilities for doctors and medical researchers in Austria and the most important in western Austria. The cooperation with the Tyrolean clinics is very close and University Hospital of Innsbruck with 1600 beds is one of the biggest clinics in Austria.
On average, 1,800 employees work at MUI and over 3,000 students participate in the courses.
Roughly 300 PhD postgraduates take part in one of the 9 PhD programs offered. In addition, a part-time doctoral program – the Clinical PhD – is offered for graduates of the Medicine and Dentistry degree programs.
Like every university, the Medical University of Innsbruck is mostly associated with research, which is one of its three core activities. The research teams achieve remarkable results in both - theoretical departments and clinical practice. Researchers assert themselves well in this extremely competitive field and obtain funding both on a national and international scale. They are involved in many cooperative projects.
Scientific research is carried out in various scientific areas. Main research focuses on the following fields:
The short geographical distances between Medical University, Hospital, further academic and research institutes like ADSI and Oncotyrol, enable fruitful cooperation and simplify data and patient’s material exchange.
In 2016 the Comprehensive Cancer Center Innsbruck (CCCI) was established as a partnership between MUI and the Tyrolean Clinics. CCCI is a high-performace centre of modern technology in cancer research and closes the gap between interdisciplinary research and clinical application and accelerates the implementation of know-how in clinical treatment, research and teaching.