Ulm University is a public university in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The university was founded in 1967 and focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science. With 9,188 students it is one of the youngest public universities in Germany. The campus of the university is located north of the city on a hill called Oberer Eselsberg, while the university hospital has additional sites across the city.
As Albert Einstein was born in Ulm in 1879, it was suggested repeatedly that the university be named after him.In November 2006, the senate of the university finally decided to rename the university. As this decision was however not confirmed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the university was not renamed to Albert Einstein University of Ulm as of July 2007, and stayed as Ulm University. However, the street on which the main buildings of the Ulm University are located, and thus the physical address of the university, was named “Albert-Einstein-Allee” in honor of Einstein.
The University of Ulm’s campus is located on a hill on the outskirts of the city of Ulm hosts a variety of public and industrial research and development centres, as well as three major hospitals – jointly referred to as the science park. The university is composed of four divisions, which in German universities traditionally are called faculties, and separate institutes. The four faculties are the medical faculty, the engineering and computer science faculty, the natural science faculty and the mathematics and economics faculty. A university hospital is associated with the medical faculty.
Ulm University Hospital is the youngest university hospital in Baden-Württemberg. In the 35 years of its history, it has established a firm place in university health care, research and teaching. Today it is impossible to imagine the medical and scientific map of the region and the country.
With 29 clinics and 13 institutes, it provides patients in the region and beyond with inpatient and outpatient care at the highest level. Every year, around 50,000 patients are treated inpatients at the University Hospital. In addition, there are almost 300,000 outpatient quarterly cases.