Universitätsklinikum Koeln

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Köln-Lindenthal, Germany

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The University Hospital is very large and has 1,500 beds in 27 clinical institutes. Each year over 340,000 patients are treated with over 60,000 inpatients. The university hospital prides itself on its wide and pioneering field of research. With approximately 10,700 employees from over 80 nations, the University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Cologne and one of the leading university clinics in Germany.

The University of Cologne was established in 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire.In 1798, the university was abolished by the French, who had invaded Cologne in 1794, because under the new French constitution, universities were abolished all over France. In 1919, the by-then Prussian government endorsed a decision by the Cologne City Council to re-establish the university. On May 19, 1919, the then Cologne Mayor Konrad Adenauer signed the charter of the modern university.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status Public


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