Health research in Germany primarily takes place at universities, which are also responsible for patient care and physician training together with 36 university clinics. The basic financing of the universities is the responsibility of the states. They are also responsible for the structures of the university research landscape. However, the federal government exerts a significant influence through broad funding programmes such as the Health Research Programme. The health research at the universities is supplemented by the non-university research institutions financed jointly by the federal government and states as well as institutions of the federal and state governments.

Universities and university clinics concentrate their funds and capacities on selected focus areas. A complete overview of the research focus areas of German medical faculties is available in the University Medicine Map published by the BMBF and the Medical Faculty Congress.

The University Medicine Map is available as print version from the Medical Faculty Congress.

Medical Faculties and Fields


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