At a Glance
- 47,000 students
- Standing out through the field of medicine
- World-renowned institutions
- Transfer of knowledge and technology between research and the economy
- First-ever proof of gravitational waves at Albert-Einstein-institut Hannover
Life science s as a growth driver
As a dynamic growth sector which has already created more than 60,000 jobs in Hannover Region, the field of life sciences holds a very special position which is also attributable to internationally renowned institutions such as Hannover Medical School (MHH), the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) and the International Neuroscience Institute (INI ). With its wide range of laboratory and office premises combined with first-class infrastructure at Hannover Medical Park, the city has ideal conditions to offer both established companies and innovative startups in the life sciences sector which are planning to set up business in this region.
Hannover continues to invest in its health facilities
Moreover, Hannover continues to invest in its health facilities. This is evident amongst other things from three new buildings in the medical sector. On an area of 6,000 square metres, Hannover Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a base for clinical studies, patient-driven research, epidemiological studies and for Hannover Medical School’s central biobank.
Cluster of excellence for research and teaching
The tertiary education institutes in Hannover – which include four universities, one university of applied sciences and arts, as well as various high-ranking private academies – offer degree courses in virtually every conceivable subject and are well-known for their excellent academic quality. Thanks to the forward-looking and practical focus of many courses, numerous graduates from Hannover’s universities also begin their career right here. The state capital has around 40,000 students, including 6,000 from abroad.
Leadership in medicine
Hannover Medical School has carried out pioneering work in the field of transplantation and has a worldwide reputation for excellence. With more than 3,300 students, it is also the largest medical training centre in Germany. Especially in the biotechnology sector, it cooperates closely with companies in the nearby Medical Park. This is also where the striking building of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) is located. Hannover University of Veterinary Medicine, which has more than 2,400 students and dates back to the year 1778, is also a leading international institute.