University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf



Since its foundation in 1889, the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has been one of the leading, most modern clinics in Europe – specialists from all fields of medicine are brought together under one roof. State-of-the-art medical technology, innovative information technology, and architecture created with the provision of medical care at the forefront support doctors, nursing staff and therapists. This creates ideal conditions for interlinkage between advanced medicine, research, and teaching.

With more than 11,000 employees, the UKE is one of the biggest employers in the City of Hamburg. About 2,900 of them are doctors and researchers, and there are more than 3,400 nursing staff and therapists. They work round the clock for the health and well-being of our patients. It is for them that we perform research. It is for them that we teach. And it is for them that we continue to learn. Together with its University Heart & Vascular Center and the Martini Clinic, the UKE has more than 1,730 beds.


Research at UKE:

Research is an important prerequisite for progress in diagnostics and therapy. The emphasis in UKE’s research are the neurosciences, cardio-vascular research, care research, oncology, as well as infections and inflammations. Other potential areas of the UKE are molecular imaging and skeletal biology research.

Knowledge – Research – Healing

Through shared competence

Teaching at UKE:

The UKE educates about 3,300 medical specialists and dentists. We are praised throughout the country for our modern training techniques in which theory and practice are interconnected in an exceptional and progressive manner, and in which topical elements such as digital textbooks or computer-based simulation programs are utilised. Some of our students achieve significantly better than average results in performance tests in Germany.

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Martinistraße 52
20246 Hamburg



the UKE

Together with the UKE and its subsidiary Medigate GmbH, we want to promote health: We protect the existing and newly acquired knowledge of specialists in research, diagnostics and therapy and support the transfer of innovative developments from the pharmaceutical or medical (technical) field. When it comes to life sciences, access to progress is essential for our entire population, which is why we not only support the UKE wherever we can, but also passionately back it.