As a modern health university, UMIT in Hall in Tirol in Austria has specialized in new vocational fields and research areas and thus in the prevailing challenges in the health care system.
With its focus areas of mechatronics, biomedical informatics / health informatics / technology, business management in the health system, psychology, public health, health sciences, health technology assessment, nutritional sciences and nursing science, complemented by the university training courses in the areas of physiotherapy, health prevention as well as crisis and disaster management, UMIT offers academic education and advanced training of high quality in the fields that have turned out to be of increasing importance in the modern health care system.
Within the framework of national and international research projects, UMIT succeeded in gaining an outstanding reputation as an academic research institution despite its young age. The university is fully owned by the Tirolean provincial government. Working in close cooperation with the Medical University of Innsbruck and the public university of Innsbruck (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck), UMIT offers research and teaching at the highest level. Internationally acknowledged professors, visiting professors and lecturers, a state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as high-quality study programmes allow for UMIT in Hall in Tirol to be a small but thriving university serving as a model for others.