Medical University of Innsbruck

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Medical University of Innsbruck
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
Typepublic
Established2004
Endowment€260 million
PresidentW. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
Studentsca. 3,800
LocationInnsbruck, Austria 
Websitewww.i-med.ac.at

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.

History[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

  • "The website of the Medical University of Innsbruck". i-med.ac.at. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  • Study in Austria: A Guide

Coordinates: 47°15′44″N 11°23′08″E / 47.26222°N 11.38556°E / 47.26222; 11.38556