Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, MHH), founded in 1965, is one of the world's leading university medical centres. With its interdisciplinary research, MHH has strong collaborative links with many academic and industrial research organisations worldwide. MHH focuses its research activities on unravelling basic mechanisms for translation into clinical research. Emphasis is on medicine and life sciences with particular knowhow in immunology and infectious diseases, transplantation and regeneration, biomedical technology and implants. Hannover Medical School also provides a spectrum of closely collaborating institutes that arm to improve health and care from the patient and public perspective. Challenges of high relevance for our society relating to demographic change are explored involving all relevant clinical and scientific disciplines. The Institute of General Practice has a longstanding research focus on health care in old age. The main topics are: multimorbidity, polypharmacy, primary care assessments for older patients, patient-centredness and decision-making with older patients, priority setting and holistic care solutions. The Institute also provides up to date IT-infrastructure and statistical advice for large national and international research groups.