Project Description

Medizinische Universität Graz

Founded in 2004, MUG is a young university, comprising 16 Research Institutes and 23 Clinical Departments as well as a Centre for Medical Research. MUG is embedded in a 1600-bed University Hospital located in Graz, Austria with over 6000 employees.

The division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine offers extensive outpatient services and a 20-bed inpatient general ward with special emphasis in the treatment of diabetes and associated metabolic disorders. Research interests of the division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine focus on areas, such as overall metabolic control, pathophysiology of late complications, cardiovascular endocrinology, vascular biology and on the investigation of new pharmaceutical approaches for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

The Division of Cardiology is one of the main treatment partners of the University Heart Center Graz, a comprehensive care center for patients with cardiovascular disease. The division explores the mechanisms underlying heart disease and especially the important interface of metabolism and inflammation. At the clinical trial center, promising new therapeutic options are tested that will allow the division to continue to fulfill its mission of offering heart patients the most suitable therapy.