As rector of the Medical University of Graz I would like to extend a warm and hearty welcome to all our visitors. Our Styrian health university, founded in 2004, with more than 1,800 employees in academic and non-academic areas and over 4,100 students enrolled in the diploma programs medicine, dentistry, and nursing science; the doctoral program medical science; PhD-programs and postgraduate university courses is the hub of innovative and high-end medicine in the south of Austria. At the same time, this university is an attractive living space and workplace for both employees and students and also contributes decisively to the field of patient care. The research community at the Medical University of Graz bundles its innovative capacity in four research fields and the general approach of sustainable health research. The Center for Medical Research, the Center for Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Medicine, the Biobank Graz (with more than six million biological samples) and a lot of other facilities provide the perfect research infrastructure, soon located in the premises of MED CAMPUS. So research infrastructure will be raised to a new level and facilitate interdisciplinary networking. Existing forms of cooperation like BioTechMed, a research initiative of the Medical University of Graz, the University of Graz, and Graz University of Technology, complete the scientific portfolio. Furthermore, the Medical University of Graz is well aware of its social responsibility and organizes various interesting events on a regular basis. The aim is to inform the public on health issues and to broaden access to university education, respectively.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hellmut Samonigg
Rector of the Medical University of Graz