Since its foundation in 1889, the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been one of the leading clinics in Europe. Based on the interconnection of medicine, research, and teaching, all employees at the UKE work hand in hand toward a common aim – the health and well-being of our patients. It is for them that we perform research. It is for them that we teach. And it is for them that we continue to learn.
With more than 11,000 employees, the UKE is the third-largest employer in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. About 2,900 of them are medical specialists and researchers, while more than 3,400 work as nurses and therapists. Together with its University Heart and Vascular Center UKE Hamburg and the Martini Clinic, the UKE has more than 1,730 beds.
Research at the UKE
Research is an important prerequisite for progress in diagnostics and therapy. The emphasis in UKE’s research are the neurosciences, cardio-vascular research, care research, oncology, as well as infections and inflammations. Other potential areas of the UKE are molecular imaging and skeletal biology research.
Medical Studies at the UKE
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.