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Medizinische Universitšt Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria


University description (as per official university website)

Guiding principles of the University of Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck is committed to the following principles:

The University of Innsbruck, is a recognized university with a long tradition that goes back to the founding 1669. They designed with the knowledge society and ensures the quality and excellence in teaching, learning and research processes regionally and internationally secure.

The University of Innsbruck is the modern teaching and research facility for Tyrol, South Tyrol, Vorarlberg and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is a comprehensive university with 20,000 students and approximately 3,500 employees. With its excellence in research and teaching in all faculties, the University of Innsbruck in all areas in which it operates fully competitive internationally.

The University of Innsbruck, is an important driving force for society and the economy and strengthen it with the promotion of basic research from applied research, practical projects in teaching and academic spin-offs of knowledge and technology transfer.

As an independent university, it is an active part of the European education and research space. With the conversion of the studies at the University of Innsbruck on the Bologna architecture is a future-oriented courses created and stored at the professional ability of the Innsbruck Graduates sustainable.

The aim of higher education on the one hand is the personality development of students in relation to the adoption of social responsibility, on the other
the mediation of a broad, scientifically based, employability.

Sustainable academic and social values form the basis for the social contribution of the University of Innsbruck. According to its mission, the University of Innsbruck, the ethical and social values of the humanist cultural tradition of Europe is required. This includes in particular the inclusion of gender equality and women in all activities.

The University of Innsbruck is committed to free and critical research. She is anxious to share their knowledge, regardless of political, social and zeitgeisty currents to students. It operates with the knowledge that everything that has been appropriated by the free will of knowledge, is part of the spiritual way of thinking, thus in his action reflected, thereby shaping and socially relevant works. The University of Innsbruck acknowledges its role as a comprehensive educational and research institution.

In the performance of all tasks, the University of Innsbruck for quality and performance assurance as well as a comprehensive, sustainable, quality thinking is required.

The strategic objectives of the University of Innsbruck

Strengthening research

The University of Innsbruck will be intensified a research university. The basis is the emphasis on research-teaching, the promotion of young scientists, the development-quality, structured doctoral programs and highly demanding professions.

After a period of progressive specialization in individual subjects reverses the University of Innsbruck strengthened back to a more interdisciplinary approach. The interdisciplinary exploration and understanding is through the formation of interdisciplinary research, centers and supported platforms. It used to synergy effects, a common language and new, team-oriented working methods are developed. This requires a high level of professional qualifications of participating researchers, which will be continually evaluated and promoted. The competence and excellence of individual researchers form the basis of all research efforts.

Profile Education in Teaching

The University of Innsbruck offers a wide and high-quality professional education at the highest level. The students will be involved as full partners, as well as MitproduzentInnen in research and teaching. The admission is to be understood as a mutual contract of service and return. The doctorates will form the basis for an integrated scientific career.

In the course of reforming the existing degree programs, the introduction of innovative teaching methods, strengthened and promoted the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills such as social and communication skills. The modern demands of young people working and more rapid changes in personal commitment and risk taking. The goal of the University of Innsbruck, therefore, is the optimal personal and professional preparation of students for the workplace. Studies at the University of Innsbruck is to continue to remain a central part of the individual.

Opening of the University

The University of Innsbruck creates incentives for the mobility of researchers, teachers and students about the increased use of existing networks and promoting their own programs abroad. It opens at all levels for national and international competition and, with its 300 partner universities involved well beyond the national borders and international networks. In the center of the internationalization strategy are in-depth personal collaborations of researchers and teachers.

As a university in the heart of the Alps takes over the University of Innsbruck responsibility towards the environmental, social and economic problems of the alpine habitat, and acts as a bridge between the German and the Romance languages. Due to the unique geographical location, the University of Innsbruck on a specific unique selling point in the research include Alpine area and the environment.

The University of Innsbruck continually looking for alternative funding models to enhance the teaching and research capabilities and benefits systematically the existing fund-raising and sponsorship potential. With the intensification of economic cooperation, the University of Innsbruck, consolidating its position as the knowledge businesses in the region for small and medium enterprises in particular and the industry. By bringing its considerable capacity in science, education and knowledge, the University of Innsbruck is regionally anchored in society. The University of Innsbruck meets the increased accountability and disclosure with an intense external and internal communication of its achievements in research, teaching and administration. The public relations to promote the acceptance and confidence internally and externally and the image of the University of Innsbruck positive influence. The aim is a lively exchange of science and the public.

Professionalism and quality management

In place of an administrative organization of a self-reliant, modern university comes with a stronger performance orientation. The goal is excellence in all areas of the University of Innsbruck, a qualitative study with a high value for your career and a service management in support of research and teaching.

The seal of the University of Innsbruck, is a seal of approval. The quality of the processes should be ensured at all levels through ongoing internal and external evaluations. The power makers in research and teaching can flourish under the new framework at the University of Innsbruck individually. The staff are trained in the administration, motivated and equipped with skills to perform their tasks independently.

Optimization of planning and control

The achievement of the objectives is ensured by the target and performance agreements, and activities of personnel. About an increased use of IT to the tasks in the administration the best possible performance.

With the establishment of a comprehensive reporting on all performance and resource areas, with the creation of a research database performance and the introduction of an internal audit planning, control and transparency at the University of Innsbruck can be optimized. They are the basis for meaningful evaluations for all organizational units of the University of Innsbruck and make an important decision based on the university's management dar.

university with a tradition and turbulent history

Then as now, the university is a cornerstone of the Tyrolean society, economy and politics.

The educational and economic situation in the Tyrol in the 17th Century was dismal: who wanted to study at the time as Tyrol, had to move to Vienna and Freiburg. Moreover went with the extinction of the Habsburg Tyrol by the loss of economic power of the court lost.

New impetus

Innsbruck's government has responded to the concerns on the one hand and was in Vienna for an "overproduction" distract from academics with a new university. On the other hand, the initial sift presented to an economic revival: "The establishment of a university, ..., is a nonprofit, a lot of money in the country-sustaining, drawing in even more cash work." The government was not at a loss for further arguments: The healthy air, better "than temperieret in Italia," the clash of German and Italian culture, and finally the "wolfaile" wine.

Leopold convinced I.

On 15 Approved in October 1669 Leopold I to the delight of Innsbruck, the levying on each of twelve cruisers sold in Tirol Fuder (about 16 kg) Haller salt for the financing of a state university. Even then, the revenues were from the salt charge of 4300 guilders spending on personnel and administrative expenses compared to 7,000 guilders. From its founding in 1669 until the present, the University, thus remaining dependent on public funds and the issue of funding should be several times play a decisive role.

Joseph II wanted an "elite university"

29 November 1781 lifted Joseph II, the University of Innsbruck and again reduced it to a secondary school (high school). His focus was on strengthening of public education and he wanted to concentrate its resources on promoting the Central University in Vienna and Prague: "The number of reading and writing learners must be as large as possible, That of the higher studies are used less, and finally That be that frequent, all studies of the university, only the choicest talents. "

Uni locks on and

In 1792, the University of Innsbruck took under Leopold II back to its full teaching. With the start of the Tyrolean uprising (1809) took the patriotic enthusiasm over large parts of the student body. So many students were fighting on the side of Andreas Hofer. After the collapse of the university was repealed in 1810 for the second time. Only after the reunification of the Tyrol with Austria (1814) tied Emperor Francis I, the new construction to the following, less popular assumption, "Yes I say when I see money."

Haller The salt tax was abolished already in 1808, was therefore only after the existence of a state funding model in 1826 authorized the restoration of the new nunmehrigen University of Innsbruck. Since then, the university system was never set, and the name has remained to this day the University of Innsbruck.

Traditional organizations such as the University of Innsbruck is a sum of their stories and people they have helped to shape the long term. The University of Innsbruck has also developed because of their turbulent history since 1669 of a national and international top brand in research and teaching.

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