Knowledge clusters Munich


In all modesty, when it comes down to medicine, Munich is simply great. In no other city in Germany are there so many scientists working on the development of new therapies and drugs and doing basic medical research.

Info at a glance

  • Munich is the only German city to have two faculties of medicine with a total of over 8000 students and 260 professorships
  • For medical technology, Munich metropole area counts about 21,000 employees in 350 companies  
  • Several internatationally renowned university hospitals (e.g.The German Heart Centre of the TUM and the Dr. von hauner Childrens's Hospital of LMU  ) are located in Munich.

Medical Research Networks

The German Heart Centre of the TUM and the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital of the LMU, for example, are up among the internationally renowned university hospitals. In Grosshadern-Martinsried in southwest Munich, a scientific network has been established comprising the Klinikum Grosshadern, the Gene Centre of the LMU, the Biomedical Center (BMC) on the HighTechCampus of the LMU in Grosshadern and the Max Planck Institutes for Neurobiology and Biochemistry. The Max Planck Society is also represented in the Bavarian capital by the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. The Helmholtz Zentrum München, a German Research Centre for Environmental Health, is carrying out research in the field of personalized medicine.

Against the background of so much medical competence at one location it is only logical that Munich is exceptionally attractive to companies in the healthcare sector. For medical technology, which has an enormous potential for innovation and healthy founder dynamics, the Munich region is one of the major locations in Germany, with about 350 companies and 21,000 employees.


Congress Business meets Science

With the successful meld of research drive, spirit of innovation and pulsating economic power, Munich also offers the ideal backdrop for congresses and professional conferences. With the idea of promoting these advantages in the scientific community, in 1989, the "ProfTreff" was initiated as an interdisciplinary forum for open encounter and exchange between the congress business and science. In exceptional locations, professors of the Munich universities and research institutes are presented the latest information about Munich as a conference venue.


High-calibre Medical Congresses

Close cooperation is worth its while as high-calibre medical congresses impressively show. The ICM - International Congress Center Munich hosted the EAACI Congress. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is Europe's largest medical association in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. Health experts from around the world took part in these congresses.

The ESC, the European Society of Cardiology, was holding the ESC Congress in Munich from 25th-29th August 2018 for the fourth time on the Messe München grounds. There are 31,000 heart specialists from 150 countries expected to attended this, the world's largest conference in cardiovascular medicine. At the trade fair over 200 companies from the healthcare sector presented the latest cardiovascular products and therapies including the new area of digital health.

The "Visceral Medicine" congress also took place at the ICM. Here the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie, Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten (German society for gastroenterology, digestive and metabolic diseases) together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (German society for general and visceral surgery) invited participants.

When the ESMO Congress was held at the Munich exhibition centre, the central theme was to ensure access to the best possible cancer treatment.

Past Congresses:

EAACI Congress | ESC Congress | Visceral Medicine | ESMO | Munich Symposium „Early Learning Support“ | Southern Congress of CAM practitioners | ICMART-iSAMS 2018 World Congress on Medical Acupuncture | ID - Dental Information Days



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Clusters Munich