Education and research with a 500-year-old tradition: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) offers a wide range of academic subjects in the areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine. The oldest and largest university in Saxony-Anhalt was created in 1817 when the University of Wittenberg (founded in 1502) merged with Friedrichs University Halle (founded in 1694). Today the university has around 20,000 students and 340 professors.
The Faculty of Medicine focuses on epidemiology, health and nursing research and research on signal transmission. In addition to its main academic focuses, the university offers a range of minor subjects, some of which are only offered in Germany at MLU.
The University Hospital Halle (Saale) is the nationally recognized expert for difficult, severe and rare diseases and injuries in southern Saxony-Anhalt. The researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, especially in the fields of cardiovascular diseases and oncology, contribute innovations for the therapy and diagnosis of patients.
Approximately 40,000 patients come to their in-patient treatment center each year at their main location in Ernst-Grube-Strasse in Halle. In addition,their outpatient treatment and diagnostic options are used each year in 120,000 cases.