Medical University of Innsbruck
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
|President||W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker|
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