University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) was founded in 1872 as the only university in Austria with a focus on agriculture and forestry. It now covers a wide range of scientific subjects far beyond agricultural issues. Research in Biotechnology is one of the focus points that achieved more and more significance over the past few decades. In parallel to the further developments in research and teaching, new sites were established.
Several BOKU departments known as the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), founded in 2006, are currently located at the site Muthgasse. Associated expertise and skills in the field of Biotechnology, such as Applied Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Food Science, Applied Genetics, Chemistry and Water Science, were brought together in order to establish a think tank for education, research, technological development and innovation. This unique bundling of skills in connection with the expertise of top researchers enables the solving of questions in the fields of medicine, nutrition, environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources.
Medical University of Vienna
The Medical University, Vienna (MedUniWien) is the largest and longest-standing medical research institution in Austria. The MedUniWien is not only the largest medical organization in Austria, it is also one of the most important top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe’s largest hospital, the “AKH” in Vienna, with all of its medical staff. With its long history and tradition, which covers 640 years, the MedUniWien has developed into a highly modern research institution that covers an area of 40000 m². It employs a staff of 5000, of which 1800 are researchers and 1600 are medical doctors. Each year 100 000 patients are treated as inpatients in 31 university clinics, 48000 operations are conducted and 605000 outpatients receive initial treatment in the day-clinics.
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is the only academic and research institution in Austria that focuses on the veterinary sciences and the oldest such institution in the German-speaking world. It was founded in 1765. Since 1996 the university campus has been located in the 21st district of Vienna. About 1000 employees and 2300 students work on the campus, this also houses the university’s animal hospital and various spin-off-enterprises and branches of business partners.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
The Institutes of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft carry out high-level international research in the areas of human medicine on the one hand and humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences on the other. One of them involved in trauma related research is the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (LBI Trauma), which was started 1980 in cooperation with AUVA (the Austrian Worker’s Compensation Board). In December 2006, the Research Cluster for Tissue Regeneration was founded by the LBI Trauma and research groups from the Medical University Vienna, the Bernhard Gottlieb University Dental Clinic and the Red Cross of Upper Austria. The objective of the Cluster is to better understand soft tissue-, cartilage-, bone- and neuro-regeneration, and thereby enhance therapy through new and improved treatment methods. Research assignments arise from treatment necessities and proven benefits to patients.