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MedUni Vienna announces collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University

(Vienna/Baltimore, 17-07-2012) The Medical University of Vienna, one of Europe’s medical training and research facilities with the greatest history and tradition, and the highly renowned Johns Hopkins University, through its Carey Business School in Baltimore (USA), recognized as an innovator in business education, have agreed to collaborate on academic initiatives involving the business of healthcare. The institutional and organisational hub from the Johns Hopkins University side will be the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, which has strong expertise in healthcare management. The main focus of the collaboration will be the joint design of teaching curricula. Additionally, the universities plan to arrange lecturer, student and researcher exchanges as well as joint symposia involving scientists from both universities.

“Collaborating with a first-class university of global renown and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is a tremendous boost to the MedUni Vienna’s reputation. It will offer our students and lecturers, as well as our researchers, new opportunities to exchange experiences at the highest possible academic level,” says Wolfgang Schütz, Rector of the MedUni Vienna. The first specific step involves close, conceptual collaboration on a post-graduate university course in healthcare management, clinical research and public health.

With its tradition of leadership in education, research, patient care, and service, The Johns Hopkins University holds an honoured place among the world’s greatest institutions of higher learning. Since its founding in 1876 as the first research university in the United States, Johns Hopkins has developed gifted and transformative leaders in every sphere of human endeavour.

Thirty-six Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university, recognized for their work in medicine, economics, physics, physiology, chemistry, literature, and peace. In the tradition of the university, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School produces leaders who understand how business shapes the future and influences behaviour across industries, continents, and cultures.

Strong focus on knowledge transfer
There are also plans to exchange research materials such as papers, studies and scientific analyses, joint activities in the training of managers and the transfer of knowledge within the two universities’ various organisational structures. The collaboration will be coordinated on both sides by a “Senior School Administrator”. For the MedUni Vienna, this role will be held by Markus Müller, Vice Rector for Research. The Johns Hopkins University has nominated Phillip Phan, Professor and Executive Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, for the role.

About the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
The Johns Hopkins University is an elite university that plays an extremely important role in the fields of medicine, health sciences and health policies. It is one of the most highly respected universities in the USA. Its clinical division, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has taken first place in the annual hospital rankings by US weekly magazine “U.S. New & World Report” for many years. The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, an integral part of the elite schools of the Johns Hopkins University, develops global business leaders and transforms organizations, communities, and society through discovery, education, entrepreneurship, and engagement.