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Charité – Berlin University of Medicine
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Forschen, Lehren, Heilen, Helfen
Motto in English
Researching, teaching, healing, helping
Established1710; 314 years ago (1710)
Academic affiliation
German Universities Excellence Initiative
Budget€2.3 billion[1]
ChairmanHeyo K. Kroemer[2]
Academic staff
5,242 (307 professors)[1]
AffiliationsFree University of Berlin,
Humboldt University of Berlin

The Charité is a large hospital in Berlin. The medical school, University Medicine Berlin, is a joint institution with Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University. It is Europe's largest university hospital.[3]

Charité entrance
Data poster at the Charité

The Charité started in 1710. More than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich, worked at the Charité. It is spread over four campuses. There are about 3,000 beds, 15,500 people who work there, 8,000 students, and more than 60 operating theaters. It has a turnover of two billion euros annually.[4]

Plaque on Robert Koch's house
Langenbeck-Virchau Haus

The modern history of medicine has been significantly influenced by scientists, who worked at the Charité. Rudolf Virchow was the founder of cellular pathology, while Robert Koch developed vaccines for anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis.[5] For his life's work Koch is seen as one of the founders of modern medicine.[6][7] Paul Ehrlich discovered the first antibiotic, arsphenamine.


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