Medical University of Vienna

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Medical University of Vienna
Established 1365 (as Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna), became independent in 2004
Type Public
President Wolfgang Schütz
Students 7500[1]
Location Vienna, Austria

The Medical University of Vienna (German: Medizinische Universität Wien, short: MUW) is a medical university in Vienna, Austria.

Formerly the faculty of medicine of the University of Vienna, became an independent university on January 1, 2004. The independence of medical schools from the structure of "general" universities was part of a larger reform of the Austrian university system enacted by the Schüssel government in 2003.

The Museum of the Medical University is mainly housed in the "Josephinum", designed and built in 1783-1785 to house the medical-surgical academy. The building includes a six-room collection of 1,192 wax anatomical and obstrectical models made in Florence by Clemente Susini under the supervision of Paolo Mascagni between 1784 and 1788.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Medical University of Vienna". Retrieved 06.05.2011. 
  2. ^ "Museum of the Medical University". WienTourismus. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 48°13′12″N 16°21′05″E / 48.22000°N 16.35139°E / 48.22000; 16.35139