02 October 2021

Current information on Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2)

Here you find information provided by MHB on current measures and recommendations related to the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). Information is being updated and amended on a regular basis.


27 September 2021

Putting down roots

MHB joins projects of forest regeneration in Brandenburg. The idea: to develop decentralized health-promoting MHB woodlands statewide.


09 September 2021

Cultural events in winter – pilot experiments

Researchers from the Brandenburg Medical School and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy Potsdam investigate infection risks and protective concepts for indoor events.


01 September 2021

New MHB president Hans-Uwe Simon

Prof. Hans-Uwe Simon succeeds Prof. Edmund A. Neugebauer who stands down after 5 successful years.


29 August 2021

New medical doctors for the State of Brandenburg

The first class of students have completed their medical training at the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB – state-recognized university, founded in 2014). The location for the farewell ceremony with ca. 300 guests last Saturday was the former convent St. Paulikloster, Brandenburg an der Havel. Congratulations came from Health Minister Jens Spahn and Prime Minister Dr. Dietmar Woidke.


18 August 2021

“Life paths – how I came to be who I am today.”

MHB starts new event format for junior scientists.


12 August 2021

Partying without restraint?

Brandenburg Medical School and Harding Center for Risk Literacy (Potsdam) conduct joint study to assess risks involved in large open air events under pandemic conditions.


11 August 2021

Ignorance about sepsis can kill. Start of information campaign

The innovation fund project “SepWiss” started with an information campaign today. The motto: “Sepsis is preventable. Ignorance about sepsis can kill!” A media conference presented the campaign online and on site (Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstraße 58/59, 10117 Berlin) from 11 a.m.


19 July 2021

“Remarkable commitment!”

Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher meets student equality initiative "Theodora stellt gleich" to learn about activities and praises commitment to equality and non-discrimination.


12 July 2021

Solidarity and fairness in health care

Medical students arrange virtual book auction and donate proceeds to UNICEF.


01 July 2021

Equal rights, equal respect

MHB senate passes guidelines on gender-neutral language as a further move towards gender equality.


18 June 2021

“Nutritional medicine must be part of medical training!”

MHB is the second German university of offer “Culinary Medicine” as an innovative optional subject in medical training.


07 June 2021

MHB students explore history of Rheinsberg nuclear power plant

Resulting book now published in book series on historical and memorial places.


31 May 2021

“Fellow students like you – that would be great!”

Again much positive feedback for MHB virtual information day.


31 May 2021

"Our life is vulnerable!”

Prof. Edmund Neugebauer and Prof. Markus Deckert investigate the extent to which the Corona pandemic has changed society in a joint guest commentary published by the daily Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung. They suggest a task force to be set up for policy advice and improved crisis management.


10 May 2021

Student team Happy Brain joins university network of junior neurologists

Founded by medical students Dzenita Hasanbasic and Charlotte Buhre at the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) in the winter term of 2020/21, the working group Happy Brain has now been accepted into the university network of junior neurologists within the German Neurology Society DGN.


07 May 2021

Successful examinees

The second class of medical students at the MHB Theodor Fontane has successfully passed the written state examination M2, according to the central evaluation by the German Institute for medical and pharmaceutical examinations IMPP.


03 May 2021

18th Berlin-Brandenburg Ultrasound Congress as online event

The 18th Berlin-Brandenburg Ultrasound Congress took place in collaboration with the Ultrasound Academy of the DEGUM (German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine) last Friday. Initially planned to be held in Warnemünde, the meeting had to be re-organized as an online event due to the Corona pandemic.


12 April 2021

“Call for humility and free action”

A virtual ceremony welcomes new MHB students of psychology and medicine. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liedtke (president of the Brandenburg parliament) congratulates the beginners on their choice. Dean Prof. Dr. Markus gives this year’s keynote speech. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Berlin Jazz Ensemble with Johannes Albes (sax player, songwriter and MHB professor of cardiac surgery). Carla Kniestedt acted once again as presenter.


12 April 2021

Graduation ceremony

The cultural centre Kulturkirche in Neuruppin was the backdrop for an online event last Friday to celebrate the graduation of MHB Bachelor and Master students of psychology. Keynote speaker Prof. Stamm underlined the significance of the dialogical principle and genuine conversation.


24 March 2021

MHB leading the way to digital and practice-based examinations

The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) is one of the first universities in the German-speaking area to collaborate with the IMPP (central German institute for medical and pharmaceutical examination questions) in designing an innovative, digital and practice-based examination format.


19 March 2021

Double effect

Number of grants from Deutschlandstipendium programme available at MHB has increased once again.


09 March 2021

"My body, my choice."

MHB students join action to celebrate International Women’s Day and support women’s rights.


05 March 2021

Virus protection

Stefanie Oess, professor of biochemistry, describes development of Corona vaccine in online lecture with more than 250 participants.

Guest commentary by André Wirsing, MAZ


03 March 2021

New founding dean

Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius Frömmel succeeds Prof. Dr. med. Joachim W. Dudenhausen as the new founding dean of the Brandenburg Faculty of Health Sciences (FGW).


26 February 2021

"Take the chance, get vaccinated!"

Professors of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) encourage the general public to take the opportunity and get vaccinated. They invited to a virtual Corona-related consultation hour this Friday.


15 February 2021

Masks protect

MHB virologist confirms effectiveness of mouth-nose covers in review.


13 February 2021

Donations by medical students

Two cultural facilities in Neuruppin and Brandenburg an der Havel receive 1,000 € each from medical student initiative MedSI.


07 February 2021

Information on Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2)

Here you find information provided by MHB on current measures and recommendations related to the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). Information is being updated and amended on a regular basis.


01 February 2021

More evidence for clinical practice

The EU project “Evidence Implementation in Clinical Practice” (EICP) is the first Erasmus+ project for strategic partnership initiated at the centre for orthopaedics and trauma surgery of the Brandenburg Municipal Hospital (MHB university clinic).


22 December 2020

MHB partner hospitals receive state recognition as university clinic group.

By letter dated 18 December 2020 the Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs MWFK officially recognised the following hospitals as jointly forming the “university clinic of the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB)”: Ruppiner Kliniken, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg, Immanuel Klinikum Bernau Herzzentrum Brandenburg and Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf. These constitute a network of regional hospitals and support the MHB.


17 December 2020

Hans-Uwe Simon elected as new MHB president

Today, Thursday, the MHB senate elected Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans-Uwe Simon (62) as new president of the MHB, following a unanimous proposal by the selection board. On 1 September 2021 he is going to succeed Prof. Dr. Edmund A. Neugebauer who did not stand for re-election after a successful 5-year term in office.


15 December 2020

Silent protest

MHB student initiative for prevention and solidarity creates a path of light in remembrance of the 567 Corona victims in the State of Brandenburg (as per 14 December 2020).


14 December 2020

MHB opens virtual doors

Last Saturday prospective students of medicine and psychotherapy again seized the opportunity to get a personal and authentic impression of the MHB and its innovative programmes and practice-based formats of teaching and learning.


11 December 2020

Heroes in times of pandemic

The town of Neuruppin honoured Josephine Steinborn and Can Gero Leineweber as “heroes in times of pandemic” on behalf of all MHB students with outstanding commitment in fighting Corona.


08 December 2020

Cassandra’s dream

Starting November, demonstrations against Corona-related measures have been organised in Brandenburg an der Havel every Monday. At the same time, counter-protest is forming on a broad basis. Resistance against the weekly demonstrations is growing, and MHB students and staff regularly present facts to refute Corona myths. A comment by Prof. Markus Deckert, dean of the MHB Faculty of Medicine and Psychology.


07 December 2020

It is time for a strategy shift

MHB president calls for reorientation of health system in new book.


04 December 2020

University in times of pandemic: Digital instruction at the MHB

The MHB relies on digital instruction right from the start. Online lectures have gained in importance during the Corona crisis. A visit to the virtual lecture room. Guest feature by Feliks Todtmann, Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung


03 December 2020

Local school project

MHB students visit local schools to talk about the new Corona virus with teachers and pupils. They answer questions, discuss conspiracy theories and try to allay fears and worries.


01 December 2020

Against right-wing forces

MHB students organise virtual lecture series against racism, right-wing extremism and group-focused enmity.


27 November 2020

MHB entitled to confer doctorates

MHB doctoral regulations entered into force on 26 November 2020, the date of publication in the official journal of the Brandenburg University of Technology. Students, young researchers and physicians may now complete doctoral studies at the new Faculty of Health Sciences.


11 November 2020

MHB opens virtual doors

As in summer, the MHB will again open its virtual doors to prospective students of medicine and psychotherapy on Saturday, 12 December 2020 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A mix of presentations from teachers and students will provide an authentic and personal impression of the MHB, its innovative degree programmes and practice-oriented formats of teaching and learning, although from a distance. Videos and interactive live events will be on offer, and chatrooms will be organised where questions will be answered in detail.


06 November 2020

More risk expertise for health sciences

Honorary professorship for Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, as proposed by the board of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FGW).


23 October 2020

Student initiative organises female network meeting

Last Thursday, the “Theaterklause” in Brandenburg an der Havel hosted the first MHB network meeting for women. The student initiative for gender equality “Theodora stellt gleich” had invited women and individuals defining themselves as females from the MHB environment.


16 October 2020

Award for young scientist

Monique Jänsch, research assistant of MHB professor Oliver Ritter (clinical director cardiology/nephrology/pneumology at the Brandenburg Municipal Hospital) receives Rudi Busse Young Investigator Award for experimental cardiovascular research.


14 October 2020

“A job well done”

Ultrasound tutors and instructors of the Brandenburg Institute for Clinical Ultrasound (BICUS) attended the European Gastroenterology Congress from 11 to 13 October 2020 where they presented interesting cases from practice. Due to the Corona pandemic, the event was organized as a video conference exclusively.


12 October 2020

How to improve health services

Last Friday, the second Brandenburg Congress for Health Services Research took place in digital format due to Corona. Organisers were the MHB Centre for Health Services Research (ZVF-BB) and the section for health services research/e Health of the Brandenburg Faculty of Health Sciences (FGW).


07 October 2020

MHB van on tour again

Students of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) will be on tour again with the MHB van on 17 and 18 October 2020. The project initiated by the MHB donors’ association and co-funded by the Brandenburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVBB) will take them to the Uckermark region.


05 October 2020

“MHB is a success story”

Matriculation ceremonies for new students of psychotherapy and medicine took place last week, despite Corona and under strict conditions. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liedtke (president of the Brandenburg Parliament), Science Minister Dr. Manja Schüle and Health Minister Dr. Ulrike Nonnemacher attended, praised the MHB and congratulated the beginners.


28 September 2020

Climate crisis can kill

Last Friday about 500 demonstrators marched through Neuruppin, among them about 20 MHB students, and chanted slogans against the climate crisis which, they proclaimed, robs them of their future. The demonstration was part of the global climate strike campaign.


24 September 2020

"Excellence is essential!"

15th Health Circle meets in Potsdam to discuss future medical care.


18 September 2020

MHB and Johanniter take innovative action

Cooperation partners establish endowed professorship in general medicine with focus on health services research.


09 September 2020

Support of children

MHB students start new action group and expand commitment to children’s rights and health wordwide.


31 August 2020

“Drastic improvements in training and payment”

Psychologie und Psychotherapie studieren
Direkt Psychotherapie studieren

MHB starts new direct psychotherapy programmes with 70 Bachelor and Master students in compliance with new licensing regulations.


21 August 2020

Place of honour for “Papa Fleischer”

MHB (Brandenburg Medical School) students, staff and management attended a ceremony in the senate hall last Wednesday to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prof. Dr. Günter Fleischer and award him a place of honour.


20 August 2020

MHB publishes nationwide clinical study on COVID-19

A team from Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) and Helios Health publishes first results of ongoing study. In a cohort of almost 2,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to one of 86 Helios hospitals in Germany since the start of the pandemic, two-thirds of ICU patients require mechanical ventilation, and one-third of those die in hospital.


25 July 2020

Focus on people

BMBF-funded research project at Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) explores social health in times of lockdown due to Corona pandemic. Guest commentary by Ulrike Gawande (Ruppiner Anzeiger)


15 July 2020

MHB acknowledged as ERASMUS university

Stays abroad can now be financed via Erasmus+ und PROMOS programmes.


06 July 2020

"We all have one and the same heart!"

MHB students create new mural as statement against racism.


08 June 2020

Virtual information day: a total success

The MHB organised its first virtual information day with pre-produced videos and an interactive live programme.


29 May 2020

Help in times of Corona

MHB psychology students offer digital consultancy on Corona.


26 May 2020

Heart issues

Medical students Alexander Krutz, Franz Eggert (both 3rd semester) and Jonathan Nübel (11th semester) initiate a working group for cardiovascular medicine in the summer term of 2020.


20 May 2020

DGK doctoral scholarship for MHB student

Jonathan Nübel, 11th-semester medical student, receives the Otto Hess doctoral scholarship from the German Cardiac Society DGK as the first student at the Brandenburg Medical School to be sponsored by the renowned medical society.


12 May 2020

Closeness in times of social distancing

The Brandenburg Medical School MHB joins a shopping voucher campaign initiated by a project team of the Neuruppin Lions Club and other regional partners.


11 May 2020

Another hurdle taken

The IMPP (National Institute for Medical and Pharmaceutical Examination Questions) reports that 40 out of 42 medical MHB students, i.e. the very first cohort, have successfully passed the second medical state examination.


15 April 2020

Virtual campaign against blood cancer

Saving lives in times of Corona: MHB student initiative and German bone marrow donor file DKMS start virtual typification campaign.


03 April 2020

Record number of grants

The MHB has received more entries than ever in this year’s competition for the grant programme Deutschlandstipendium. There is also a record number of available grants.


01 April 2020

"You can make a difference!"

Prof. Markus Deckert, Dean of the Departments of Medicine and Psychology, welcomes students at the start of the new semester.


26 March 2020

Brandenburg government approves 6.6 mio. EUR for MHB

Brandenburg’s coalition partners SPD, CDU and Green Party agreed on an amended budget for 2020 including 6.6 mio. EUR for the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) and unanimously adopted the motion in the budget and finance committee. The plenary session is scheduled for 1 April 2020.


13 March 2020

MHB takes steps to slow down progress of CoVID-19 pandemic

The Brandenburg Medical School has adopted restrictive measures to prevent a spread of the CoVID-19 pandemic at the MHB.


21 February 2020

Rüdersdorf: Winter School for MHB students

For three days in February, the Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf hosted a Winter School for MHB medical students with a focus on “Global Health". Report by Dr. Lydia Gabriela Stübler (Communications, Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf)


20 February 2020

German Pension Insurance Fund establishes research group at MHB

The Berlin-Brandenburg section of the German Pension Insurance Fund (Deutsche Rentenversicherung – DRV BB) establishes a research group for rehabilitation sciences and care research at the MHB for an initial 5-year period, located at the MHB Centre for Health Services Research (ZVF-BB).


10 February 2020

Coveted teaching award for Stefanie Oess for the third time in a row

Award-winner Stefanie Oess feels pleased and honoured to be again named ‘best instructor’: “I joined the MHB three years ago because I found the innovative concept and the strong practice orientation convincing and was looking for new ways in student education. For biochemistry, this meant a departure from pure factual knowledge and a new focus on overarching concepts and their application in clinical settings. This repeated distinction implies that we are headed in the right direction.”


04 February 2020

"Only God knows …"

Interview with Johannes Lindenmeyer, MHB Professor of Clinical Psychology, on the full-time course in psychotherapy scheduled for the winter term 2010/21 at the MHB, and the changes and improvements to be expected.


03 February 2020

Enthusiasm and dedication

Third presentation of poster awards to MHB students on 31 January 2020.


03 February 2020

Students from Israel visit MHB

Two Israeli exchange students from Haifa visited the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) from 6 to 31 January 2020 and attended examinations of ENT patients at the local municipal hospital.


20 January 2020

BRANDSTUVE meets at Viadrina European University

Also present: 3 MHB students


13 January 2020

Medical students attend symposium on arthroscopy, joints and sports

For the first time, MHB medical students attended the renowned Berlin symposium on arthroscopy, joints and sports; Oberwiesenthal was the location of the 37th edition of the event from 9 to 11 January 2020.


03 December 2019

Campaign Day: MHB against sexism

The first campaign day against sexism took place at the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) on Monday, 2 December 2019. Students had founded a team to oppose sexism and initiated the day of action as a first step to raise awareness of the topic among students and instructors at the MHB.


21 October 2019

Strong MHB presence at ultrasound conference in Leipzig

Leipzig hosted this year’s trilateral meeting of the German, Swiss and Austrian societies for ultrasound in medicine (DEGUM, SGUM and ÖGUM) from October 16 to 19. The MHB was represented by Dieter Nürnberg (senior professor of gastroenterology and head of the BIKUS), Hendra Lo (research assistant in the point-of-care ultrasound project PoCUS and medical director of the MHB SkillsLab), and the ultrasound tutors of the Brandenburg Medical School MHB.


07 October 2019

80 new students at MHB

Last Friday, 4 October 2019, about 80 new students of medicine and psychology celebrated their enrolment at the event venue Kulturkirche Neuruppin. The president of the Brandenburg parliament Prof. Ulrike Liedtke congratulated the students on their choice of a university.


13 September 2019

MHB hosts 1st Brandenburg Congress on Health Services Research

The event was meant to bring health care practitioners together with researchers to discuss issues of health care provision and generate research projects. Brandenburg ministers of science and health Dr. Martina Münch and Susanna Karawanskij attended the meeting.


06 September 2019

MHB presents position paper

MHB officials presented the university’s plans for further expansion at the Brandenburg state press conference in Potsdam. The proclaimed intention is to retain responsibility for medical education.


19 August 2019

MHB doubles intake of medical students

This increases the number of students per year starting medical studies from 48 to 96. One effect is that beginners can now start not only in the summer semester but also in the winter semester. A first small cohort of 24 additional beginners will be admitted for the coming winter term.


13 July 2019

Scholarship programme for country doctors

Preferential treatment will be given to applicants with a higher education entrance qualification acquired in Brandenburg, and medical students at the MHB (or those with an offer to study here)!


08 July 2019

MHB takes seventh position in Hartmannbund ranking

Competing for the first time, the Brandenburg Medical School took seventh position in this year’s Hartmannbund ranking. Every four years the association of medical doctors in Germany awards a prize for the best medical education nationwide. The top position in the fourth ranking again went to Witten/Herdecke University.


03 July 2019

A full house

The Neuruppin campus hosted the MHB Higher Education Information Day (HIT) again last Saturday. Prospective students with an interest in medicine and psychology were invited to lectures and interactive presentations, to learn more about the MHB concept and programmes, and get a personal impression on site.


08 April 2019

“A good place to be”

The cultural centre Kulturkirche in Neuruppin hosted last Friday’s matriculation ceremony for 48 new students of medicine and eight Master students of psychology who began their studies at the MHB this summer term.


01 April 2019

Skills Lab hosts symposium

The Skills Lab at the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) hosted the 14thInternational Skills Lab Symposium (iSLS 2019) on the campuses Brandenburg and Neuruppin on 29 and 30 March 2019.


04 March 2019

Ceremony for first MHB psychology graduates

The Neuruppin Tempelgarten hosted the farewell ceremony for the first generation of MHB graduates in psychology last Saturday. MHB president Edmund Neugebauer underlined the importance of this event in the history of the Brandenburg Medical School.


15 February 2019

Brandenburg government supports new MHB faculty with 6.4 million Euro.

A financial agreement on funding from the Brandenburg government for the new Faculty of Health Sciences was signed in Potsdam last Friday. Signatories were Prof. Edmund Neugebauer as president of the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, MHB campus GmbH director Martin Pangritz, and the Brandenburg Minister of Science and Research Dr. Martina Münch. 1.6 million Euro per year for a total of four new professorships will go to the MHB in the next four years.


08 February 2019

MHB again joins grant programme

State of Brandenburg approves continued funding. MHB can award up to 22 scholarships of 300 EUR per month starting with the summer term 2019.


04 February 2019

Medical students as researchers

47 medical students presented posters to illustrate research projects and findings from 25 different disciplines which they developed within the 8-week scientific internship.


24 January 2019

MHB Skills Lab hosts symposium

The Skills Lab at the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) will host the 14th International Skills Lab Symposium (iSLS 2019) on the campuses Brandenburg and Neuruppin on 29 and 30 March 2019, with approximately 200 expected participants.


14 January 2019

Dr. House as training material

Prof., Christian Mang uses TV series about misanthropic doctor to teach diagnosis to MHB students. Guest commentary by Thomas Steinberg.


07 January 2019

Digitally connected across locations

MHB introduces innovative video conference system. The idea is to digitise teaching and link up decentralised university sites, with further potential uses in planning.


18 December 2018

Christmas carols

Carol-singing MHB students visit Ruppin hospitals for the third consecutive year.


10 December 2018

MHB visits Faculty of Medicine in Haifa

An MHB delegation led by Dean Prof. Dr. Edmund Neugebauer visited the Faculty of Medicine at the TECHNION – Israel Institute of Technology from 5 to 7 December 2018. Apart from personal encounters and the cultivation of existing relations, a primary aim was an official partnership agreement with the institution which was founded in 1924.


07 December 2018

MHB angiopathy researchers develop ‘dynamite’ for arteries

Ivo Buschmann (MHB professor of angiology and director of the university angiology clinic at the Brandenburg Municipal Hospital) and his team of researchers documented that nitric oxide, a molecule chemically related to explosives, helps to improve heart blood circulation.


22 November 2018

Students present findings from ultrasound course

Basle (Switzerland) hosted this year’s annual meeting of German, Swiss and Austrian Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM, SGUM, ÖGUM) from 13 to 16 November 2018. Two MHB students presented findings from feasibility study. DEGUM awarded honorary membership to Dieter Nürnberg for long-standing commitment to ultrasound diagnostics.


19 November 2018

Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials starts work

The newly founded Brandenburg Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials (KKS-BB) started work with a first research workshop on the Neuruppin campus last Friday, 16 November 2018.


30 October 2018

For diversity – against xenophobia

Students of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) have joined forces with Neuruppin’s Mayor Jens-Peter Golde to assume sponsorship for the design of the wall outside the town hall. The initiative “for diversity – against xenophobia” is a clear statement against racism and xenophobia in Neuruppin.


15 October 2018

The attractions of country life

The town of Guben was the destination of the MHB van with seven medical students on board on its first tour to the countryside in Brandenburg last weekend (13/14 October). The idea is to visit regions threatened by a shortage of medical care and raise their chances to attract future physicians.


15 October 2018

Cross of the Order of Merit for MHB founding president

Prof. Dr. Dieter Nürnberg, gastroenterologist and founding president of the Brandenburg Medical School (MHB), was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Brandenburg Science Minister Dr. Martina Münch (Social Democrats) gave the laudation and conferred the honour on the premises of the Potsdam Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs today.


08 October 2018

"My advice: practise and read!"

About 70 students take up psychology studies. The Brandenburg Medical School (MHB) welcomed 43 new Bachelor and 24 Master students with a ceremony last Friday. The location: Neuruppiner Kulturkirche, former church and now cultural centre.


24 September 2018

MHB students as tutors at EUROSON congress

Poznan (Poland) hosted this year’s meeting of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) with more than 1,000 participants from 6 to 9 September 2018. The event gave MHB students Benedikt Seckinger, Adrian Gahleitner, David Boten and Gregor Barth the opportunity to pass on the knowledge and skills acquired in ultrasound tutor training to other attending students.


10 September 2018

First scientific publication by MHB medical student

The renowned US journal “Academic Medicine” has published the first paper with an MHB medical student as lead author in the September issue. Supervised by Prof. Andreas Winkelmann, director of the MHB Institute of Anatomy, Juri Habicht explored the procurement of bodies used by anatomists all over the world in dissection courses.
Neuruppin, 10 September 2018


31 August 2018

Dream came true

600 students, doctoral candidates and post-docs from 84 nations met 43 Nobel Prize winners at this year’s Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates from 24 to 29 June 2018. One of them: Patrick Timm, enrolled in the medical model curriculum at the Brandenburg Medical School since April 2015.


23 August 2018

rbb Praxis live in Neuruppin

The premises of Ruppiner Kliniken were the location of a live broadcast of the programme “rbb Praxis” last Wednesday, 22 August 2018, between 8:15 and 9:45 p.m. Raiko Thal entertained the tv audience with interesting studio guests, film clips and a spectacular non-surgical removal of gallstones.


23 August 2018

New premises for new research

Research Minister Dr. Martina Münch and Steffen Scheller, Lord Mayor of Brandenburg an der Havel, inspect new laboratory and research facilities of MHB and Brandenburg Municipal Hospital.


17 July 2018

Research meeting: 2nd semester psychology students present first research results

2nd semester Bachelor students of psychology organized a meeting (location: ceremonial hall, Ruppiner Kliniken) to present findings from their first research studies last Thursday.


12 July 2018

MHB Skills Lab successfully certified by GMA

German Association for Medical Education (GMA) awards first quality label in Germany to LuK and BLiTZ.


25 June 2018

Support from Potsdam for Faculty of Health Sciences

Brandenburg Medical School, University of Potsdam and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg sign cooperation agreement for Health Campus. Science Minister Münch presents official permission.


06 June 2018

A total success!

HIT (Higher Education Information Day) at MHB attracted large crowds last Saturday. About 1,000 prospective applicants had registered to enquire about MHB programmes in medicine and psychology and get a personal impression on site.


21 May 2018

Emma has tummy ache

The MHB campus in Brandenburg an der Havel turned into a teddy clinic for cuddly toys of kindergartners on 17 May.


18 May 2018

DNVF: Neugebauer passing on the baton

MHB Dean Prof. Dr. Edmund Neugebauer ended his term as chairman of the DNVF (German Network of Health Services Research) after two re-elections and a total of 6 years in charge. The 24th general meeting of the association in Berlin unanimously elected Dr. Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke as successor on 16 May 2018.


07 May 2018

Once again next year! MHB involved in Potsdam Science Day for the first time.

The Potsdam-Golm university campus hosted the 6th Potsdam Science Day on Saturday, 5 May 2018. Researchers from over 40 Brandenburg institutions of higher education and research offered exciting insights into their activities. The general public was invited to “explore, discover and join in”. The Brandenburg Medical School participated for the first time, with a big pagoda marquee as location for various presentations and events.


04 May 2018

Health Campus coming soon

Minister of Science and Research Dr. Martina Münch presented plans for scheduled Brandenburg Health Campus in Potsdam on May 4, together with MHB Dean Prof. Edmund Neugebauer and others. MHB (Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane) will be entitled to confer doctorates. Four professors to be partners in the project.)


09 April 2018

55 newcomers

MHB welcomed 48 medical students and 7 psychology students with a ceremony last Friday. MHB Dean Prof. Dr. Edmund Neugebauer was pleased to celebrate the start of the fourth class in the Brandenburg medical model curriculum and the third class in the Master programme of clinical psychology and psychotherapy.)


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).