The Medical University of Graz comprises of 16 Research Institutes, 20 Clinical Departments and a purpose built Center for Medical Research equipped with highly specialized core facilities as well as lab and office space for research projects. The number of employees is about 1700. Approx. 4500 students are enrolled in the study programmes (Human Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing Science, Doctoral Programs) and postgraduate programs. The University runs internationally accredited PhD Programs which offer toplevel training and research in topics Research activities at the Medical University of Graz cover a broad spectrum in clinical and preclinical fields. The University has been participating in numerous EUfunded projects (FP5, 6, 7 and Horizon2020, Joint Action, JPI/HDL) and acts as coordinator of various large research initiatives.