News Archive


29 March 2018

MHB is a big hit. Next information day on 2 June 2018.

MHB invites to the next information day on the campus Neuruppin (location: premises of the Ruppiner Kliniken) on Saturday, 2 June 2018, from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Interested individuals get comprehensive information on our programmes in medicine and psychology. Online registrations are now possible.


22 February 2018

Speed dating helps to find hospital of choice. Matchmaking event for students and clinics.

Medical directors, hospital managers, personnel officers and physicians from 13 cooperating clinics met the newcomers who will start their medical studies in April. A special feature is that the hospitals are not only involved in teaching and research at the university but assume part of tuition fees, i.e. € 80,000 per student. This year they grant 32 loans.


20 February 2018

First endowed professorship at MHB

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Wenger (IHP – Leibniz Institute of Innovative Microelectronics) appointed to professor of microelectronics in medical technology.


15 February 2018

A rollercoaster of emotions. Symposium on bipolar disorders presents new treatment methods.

The Ruppiner Kliniken hosted a symposium on bipolar disorders (title: Bipolar disorders – a rollercoaster of emotions. Scientific and literary approach to a multifaceted psychiatric condition) last Wednesday. The event was co-organised with the Brandenburg Medical School.


12 February 2018

Teaching award 2018 for professor of biochemistry

Medical students honour Stefanie Oess, MHB professor of biochemistry, with the teaching award 2018 as the best instructor. Philip Tschorn, secand year medical student and member of the prize committee of the student initiative who created the award last year, underlines that students want to thank their instructors for excellent teaching and outstanding dedication.


05 February 2018

“Good reason to be proud”

Christian Blei wins first prize at poster presentation. Medical student impressed reviewers with poster addressing the question “Does seamless aortic valve replacement reduce perioperative stress compared to conventional valve replacement?” A total of 46 MHB medical students presented first research findings as posters in conclusion of their research internship. The association of MHB sponsors honoured the best posters with attractive awards.


20 December 2017

NC (restricted admission) in court. MHB on TV

The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe made a fundamental ruling yesterday: the allocation of study places in medicine at state universities must follow different rules in future. Other criteria apart from school-leaving grades are to be taken into account. A report in the TV news magazine “ZDF heute journal” addresses the Brandenburg medical model curriculum in detail and also the individual selection procedures which already meet and consider many of the requested criteria.


27 November 2017

MHB co-organized Potsdam Days on Bioanalysis

Researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs discussed current topics, trends and developments in the field of bioanalysis in the Postdam conference centre BlauArt on 23 and 24 November.


09 November 2017

„A great opportunity for health services research!“

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports new register projects. This funding aims to create new and specifically patient-related registers of model character and high quality on important aspects of health services research.


01 November 2017

Medical students meet in Brandenburg an der Havel

Medical student representatives invite to summer meeting 2018. Approximately 200 participants from 38 medical schools nationwide expected.


25 October 2017

Scientists and responsibility

Andreas Winkelmann, MHB professor of anatomy, researches the history of anatomy in the Third Reich. In a recent lecture at the Charité he explored the work of the Berlin anatomist Hermann Stieve (1886-1952) and his collaboration with nazi justice.


20 October 2017

Subcommittee for medical schools visited MHB

Representatives from ministries of education and research came to MHB for talks with the Dean and students on special features of our university and the current state of development.


19 October 2017

Outstanding expert

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c .Christos C. Zouboulis, Professor of Dermatology, Venerology und Allergology at the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) and senior physician at the Municipal Clinics of Dessau, received the Publons Peer Review Award 2017 for comprehensive national and international peer review activities. A global ranking of peer reviewers of scientific papers was published in September 2017 and awarded him position no. 68. Taking only the German experts included in the list, Prof. Zouboulis even reached 13th place. This places Zouboulis among the best 1 % of all peer reviewers.


19 October 2017

Better health service provision

This talks series on current topics of health services research started last semester with success (location: Potsdam, Haus der Ärzteschaft) and has now resumed. MHB Dean Prof. Dr. Edmund A. Neugebauer initiated the series and is pleased to again have won a number of renowned experts as lecturers and for discussion on current concepts, methods and studies in the field.


18 October 2017

Psychology research colloquium resumes

Last semester the Department of Psychology introduced, and now resumes, a regular research colloquium as a forum for scientific exchange and to increase the visibility of psychological research at MHB.


07 October 2017

MHB medical student wins Science Slam

Bertram Otto won against 13 competitors with his presentation of an innovative didactic learning format to convey competences in community medicine.


07 October 2017

Record number of beginners in psychology

MHB welcomed 67 new students of psychology – 59 Bachelor and 8 Master students – with an official ceremony attended by ca. 200 guests in the main building of the Ruppin clinics. Corresponding figures for last year: 36 Bachelor and 7 Master students.


02 October 2017

First MHB Summer School

"Tomorrow’s World" was the motto of the first Summer School organized by the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) with renowned guests from academia, philosophy and arts. Joachimsthal at Lake Werbellin was the location of the event from 25 to 29 September 2017.


18 September 2017

Sana Kliniken Sommerfeld organised second Summer School

Two groups of nine MHB students respectively visited the Sana Kliniken Sommerfeld for a week and gained insights into surgical and conservative orthopaedics.


05 September 2017

Lateral entry to training as psychotherapist

In a landmark ruling dated 17 August 2017, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig decided that lateral entrants can be admitted to training as psychological psychotherapists. Successful completion of a Master programme in psychology at a German university, so the court, is sufficient qualification for entry and meets admission requirements. A previous Bachelor degree in psychology is no longer obligatory.


01 August 2017

MHB again joins grant programme Deutschlandstipendium

Up to 13 MHB students may receive a scholarship of 300 EUR per month in 2018. 150 EUR come from private donors, another 150 from the Federal Government.


20 July 2017

Strategies of implementation and evaluation

The lecture series “Brandenburger Gespräche” on health services research presented the last two lectures before the summer recess on Wednesday, 19 July 2017.


10 July 2017

Minister of Education Wanka visited MHB

Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Minister of Education and Research and member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s federal government, visited the campus in Brandenburg an der Havel to learn about special features in teaching and research at the Brandenburg Medical School.


05 July 2017

Leg cuff procedure heals and keeps young

MHB researchers find evidence that a specific therapy they developed may influence the ageing process of white blood cells circulating in arteries.


22 June 2017

Nobody flees without duress!

Tankred Stöbe (Médecins sans frontières) visited the Brandenburg Medical School on Wednesday. In the ceremonial hall of the Ruppiner Kliniken he gave a public lecture on current global migratory movements and the challenges involved, reported on the medical situation of refugees in the Mediterranean area and put forward political demands.


19 June 2017

Open Day at MHB highly successful with 800 visitors

The MHB campus Neuruppin on the premises of Ruppiner Kliniken opened its doors to visitors on Saturday, 17 June 2017, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. About 800 prospective applicants and their families wanted to get information on programmes in medicine and psychology and also personal impressions of the special features of MHB. In view of the great demand and limited capacities registration for the Open Day had to close early.


18 June 2017

Renowned award for MHB thoracic surgeon

Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, professor of thoracic surgery at the Brandenburg Medical School, was honoured with the renowned Walter Brendel Award as best lecturer at the 52nd Meeting of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) in Amsterdam. His topic: induction of persistent tolerance to lung transplants.


17 June 2017

Honorary membership of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) for Edmund Neugebauer

Prof. Dr. Edmund A. Neugebauer, dean of the Brandenburg Medical School and senior professor of health services research at Witten/Herdecke University, was appointed an honorary member by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) at their 25th international congress in Frankfurt a. M. (14 – 17 June 2017).


16 May 2017

MHB joins German Network Health Services Research (DNVF)

Quality improvement in tomorrow’s health care was in the focus of the 5th DNVF Forum in Berlin on 10 May 2017. Leading quality and patient safety researchers discussed latest approaches to and concepts of quality oriented health services control in the health care sector. The network accepted the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) as a new member at its general meeting prior to the Forum.


11 April 2017

Campus Brandenburg an der Havel: Inauguration and Open Day


About 200 guests from science, politics, health care and society attended a ceremony at the city hall of Brandenburg an der Havel to inaugurate the new campus building on Sunday, 9 April 2017.


27 March 2017

Start of collaborative research project within the framework of the Brandenburg Health Campus

Scientists at several Brandenburg research institutions have started a collaborative research project on “consequences of age-associated cell and organ functions” to explore the causes of diseases occurring prevalently in older people like cancer or cardiovascular disorders, and to develop adequate treatment options.


24 February 2017

Speed dating helps to find hospital of choice. Matchmaking event for students and clinics

Medical directors, hospital managers, personnel officers and physicians from 13 cooperating clinics met 31 students who started their medical studies last April. A special feature is that the hospitals assume part of tuition fees, i.e. 80.000 euros per student. In return students commit themselves to complete their 5-year specialist training at a specific hospital after graduation.


16 January 2017

1st closed meeting on research sets course for future activities.

Participants explored and discussed the current state of research at MHB.


14 December 2016

Treating vascular disorders with compressed air

BMBF sponsors AngioAccel project with 1.7 million euros. Amputations to be reduced by up to 25%.


08 December 2016

How and why the Association of Anatomists expelled undesirables after 1945

Medical society honours Prof. Winkelmann as author of Paper of the Month


09 November 2016

Edmund Neugebauer receives honorary doctorate from University of Malaga

The University of Malaga (UMA) awarded an honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Edmund A. Neugebauer, dean of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB).