Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany (UT)

The Faculty of Medicine is one of the four founding faculties of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. With its non-clinical facilities as well as its research and teaching area, it is one of the largest medical training and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg, corresponding to the organisational units of the University Hospital. Tübingen University Hospital, founded in 1805, is one of 34 university hospitals in Germany, and contributes to the successful combination of high-performance medicine, research and teaching.

The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the Clinic of Neurology at the University Hospital Tübingen run the “Center of Neurology”. Founded in 2001, the center owes its existence to an agreement between several entities: the non-profit Hertie Foundation, the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen, and the University Hospital of Tübingen. The underlying bundling of public resources and private funds is unique in Germany.

The center’s role comprises patient care provided by the Clinic of Neurology as well as scientific research carried out by neuroscientists working at the HIH. This structural crosslink between the HIH and the Clinic of Neurology creates a multifunctional facility that is likewise capable of carrying out clinical brain research, medical attention, as well as scientific training. The close connection between excellent research and clinical care makes the HIH unique among all institutions in brain research.