Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All clinical care, research and teaching is carried out by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin represents a single medical faculty, which serves both Humboldt Universtität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. Charité extends over four campuses, and has close to 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different CharitéCenters. Having marked its 300-year anniversary in 2010, Charité is now one of the largest employers in Berlin, employing 13,200 staff (or 16,850 if including its subsidiaries), and with a total annual turnover of €1.6 billion.

Role in the NexGen Project

The Centre for cardiovascular Telemedicine as division of the Medical Department, Cardiology and Angiology is mainly working on telemedical research projects including clinical trials (e.g. TIM-HF II, NCT01878630) for cardiovascular patients and development of telemedical application in cooperation with industrial partners.

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition has a large out-patients facility conducting clinical studies on obesity and weight-gain/loss with all required phenotyping technologies. An experimental lab is affiliated researching on glucose/insulin metabolism and metabolic diseases. Here, experiments including sophisticated methods such as hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps in mice are performed.

These departments will further provide expertise in medicine and ethical issues.


Prof. Dr. Friedrich Köhler and Prof. Dr. Joachim Spranger