Medical University of Innsbruck

Medical university in Austria

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.

Medical University of Innsbruck
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
Endowment€260 million
PresidentW. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
Studentsca. 3,800



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 laureates

  • 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)

Other websites

  • "The website of the Medical University of Innsbruck". Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  • Study in Austria: A Guide Archived 2005-01-17 at the Wayback Machine

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