The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is a public research university in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, named after the printer Johannes Gutenberg. With approximately 36,500 students (2014) in about 150 schools and clinics, it is among the ten largest universities in Germany. Starting on 1 January 2005 the university was reorganized into 11 faculties of study.
The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is the only medical institution of the supramaximal care in Rhineland-Palatinate and an internationally recognized scientific location.
The Mainz University Medical Center has around 1,500 beds and treats around 341,000 patients a year, including nearly 273,000 outpatients. At the wards, excellently trained and experienced teams of physicians and nurses provide around 68,000 patients each year. More than 660 trainees and interns are taught and trained in more than 20 training occupations – both medical health professions and commercial and technical careers.
As a full university, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has a wide range of study programs. Almost the entire spectrum of subjects is covered: from law and economics, social sciences, humanities and natural sciences as well as medicine and dentistry, to the unique integration of music, the visual arts and sport in the German higher education landscape.
In the field of medical science – in research as well as in the teaching of about 3,400 students – the University Medical Center cooperates with various faculties of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and with external research institutions. In addition, the University Medical Center cooperates with numerous regional, national and international partners.
The University of Mainz is one of few campus universities in Germany. Nearly all its institutions and facilities are located on the site of a former barracks in the south west part of the city. The university medical centre is located off campus, as is the Department of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences, which was integrated with the university in 1949 and is located in Germersheim. On campus next to the University is the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the Institute of Molecular Biology, the electron accelerator MAMI, the research reactor TRIGA, the botanical garden, a sports stadium and an indoor swimming pool. Mainz Academy of Arts is located off campus.