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Jena University Hospital

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The only institution of its kind in Thuringia, Jena University hospital can look back on a history of more than 200 years. The University’s tradition as a medical school is yet older. Ever since the foundation of the University 450 years ago, the School of Medicine has been training and educating doctors-to-be. Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 5,600 is the biggest employer in the region. Its clinical centers and institutes provide care for 300,000 in- and outpatients per year, as well as teaching for 2,600 students of medicine, dentistry and life sciences. At Jena University hospital, scientists work both in the field of fundamental biomedical research and in patient-related clinical research.

The only institution of its kind in Thuringia, Jena University hospital can look back on a history of more than 200 years. The University’s tradition as a medical school is yet older. Ever since the foundation of the University 450 years ago, the Faculty of Medicine has been training and educating doctors-to-be. Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 5,600 is the biggest employer in the region. Its clinical centers and institutes provide care for 53,000 inpatients and for more than 270,000 outpatients per year, as well as teaching for 2,600 students of medicine, dentistry and three Master courses.

At Jena University hospital, scientists work both in the field of fundamental biomedical research and in patient-related clinical research. The scientific focus is set in the areas of Sepsis and Infection Research, Aging and Age-related Diseases, and Medical Optics and Photonics. Thus, the Faculty of Medicine is embedded in the profile lines ‘Life’ and ‘Light’ of the Friedrich Schiller University.

The second phase of construction of the University Hospital in the urban district Lobeda, the largest construction project in the Free State of Thuringia, unites almost all clinical facilities into an ultramodern medical campus. Innovative spatial and directional concepts and modern equipment provide optimal conditions for patient care, medical teaching and for experimental and clinical research.

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