Dekan: Prof. Dr. Jan Buer

The Faculty of Medicine employs 117 professors and more than 1,500 researchers. It has around 1,875 enrolled students. Its faculty building shares a campus with Essen University Hospital, so research and clinical care are closely interlinked, and new insights can be applied to practice as soon as they become available. In its research, the Faculty of Medicine focuses on several key priorities: cardiovascular medicine, oncology, transplantation, immunology, infectious diseases, and translational neuro- and behavioural sciences. Its 33 clinics and 28 institutes conduct scientific research at the highest level. With a remarkably high publication rate in relation to the number of professors employed here, the Faculty of Medicine is one of the most active publishers among all university hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In October 2019, the German Council of Science and Humanities lauded Essen as an emerging hub of university medicine in the federal state. Its statement particularly underscored the great potential of the city and the positive development which the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and Essen University Hospital underwent during the past years, emphasising the research achievements of the city’s institutions.