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Teach, research and heal The Medical University of Innsbruck offers excellence in all fields of medicine The Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) is not only the predominant medical institution of the Austrian federal state Tyrol and the surrounding Alpine areas but also a university renowned internationally for its research. TEXT: JESSICA POMMER | PHOTOS: MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK
Founded originally in 1669 by Emperor Leopold I as one of the first of four faculties of the University of Innsbruck and as the first medical academic institution of the Alpine region, the medicine faculty developed into a flagship of the university. In 2002 it undertook the important step of becoming independent and since then has
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borne the title of a university in its own right. About 3,000 students study here and 1,800 employees come here for work. Research focuses on the fields of oncology, neuroscience, infection biology, immunology and organ and tissue replacement, as well as genetics, epigenetics and genomics.
Top right: CCB Centre Top far right: Anatomy
Below: Rector Helga Fritsch, head of the Medical University of Innsbruck. Bottom right: The Anatomical Museum
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