Established in the Fall of 2014, the Faculty of Medicine is a milestone in the JKU's development and the largest project since the university's inception.
In collaboration with the existing three faculties, Upper Austria will boast a modern hospital landscape that will have tremendous synergy potential with medically-related industries and local businesses. The Faculty of Medicine at the JKU will be a starting point to create a Medical Valley that will not only serve as a sustainable, driving force for the university, but also within Upper Austria and beyond its borders. 66 institutes and departments at the JKU are currently conducting medical and medically-related research.
Standing Shoulder-to-Shoulder to Ensure Medical Standards
Creating the Faculty of Medicine is the result of excellent collaboration between the Austrian federal government, Upper Austrian state government, the city of Linz, the Medical University of Graz, the Medical Society of Upper Austria, and the JKU. The unity demonstrated by everyone involved not only ensures the future education of medical doctors in Upper Austria, but will also offer research expertise in support of addressing social issues and problems that extend beyond Austria’s borders. The Faculty of Medicine‘s two specialized research areas, Clinical Research on Ageing and Health Services Research, will also be an integral part of the Bachelor’s degree program. These fields of research are unique in Austria and they are quickly becoming increasingly important areas of social research. These fields of research are not only conducive in support of conducting research with other medical universities, they also bring medical research results directly to the patients. In lieu of demographic developments, specific cancer research, dementia research, and medical technology are becoming increasingly important topics