Medical University of Innsbruck
The Medical University of Innsbruck (German: Medizinische Universität Innsbruck) is a university in Innsbruck, Austria. It used to be one of the four historical faculties of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, but it became an independent (by itself) university in 2004.
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
|President||W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker|
The medical tradition dates back long before the university began. The first hospital began in the silver-mining city of Schwaz nearby in 1307. Because people grew as years went by, a medical faculty was added to the university, begun in 1669 by Emperor Leopold I, making it the first of its kind in the Alpine region.
Nobel Prize laureatesEdit
- Fritz Pregl, 1923 (chemistry - for his contributions to quantitative organic microanalysis)
- Adolf Windhaus, 1928 (chemistry - for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins)
- Hans Fischer, 1930 (chemistry - for the synthesis of haemin)
- "The website of the Medical University of Innsbruck". i-med.ac.at. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
- Study in Austria: A Guide Archived 2005-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
Coordinates: 47°15′44″N 11°23′08″E / 47.26222°N 11.38556°E