Leipzig University, in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, founded in 1409, is one of the world's oldest universities and the second-oldest university (rank only second to Heidelberg University) in Germany. And in 1953 for Karl Marx Year the university was renamed by its government the Karl Marx University, Leipzig after Karl Marx. As of 2017, there are 18 schoolmates or faculties Nobel laureates in this university.
The University Hospital Leipzig was built in 1415, and it is one of the just two maximum care hospitals in Saxony. The medical care includes 26 clinics, 1,451 inpatient and day-patient beds, 33 Operating theatres 7 institutes and 11 departments as well as more than 6,000 employees. The medical director of the Leipzig University Hospital is Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten.
It enjoys one of the most advanced structural and technical infrastructures in Europe. Minimally invasive surgery, the computer-assisted planning and performance of operations, unique diagnostic possibilities, the development and application of new types of therapy, and the optimum interdisciplinary networking of the individual specialist disciplines ensure the highest quality of patient care.
In 2018, the number of inpatient and day-patient cases was 56,591 and the outpatients receiving treatment one was 374,020.
Its clinic for Orthopedics was listed in FOCUS as the top clinics. With 62 nurses and 25 specialists, the number of patients receiving treatment per annum in this clinic is 6,250 and the degree of satisfaction is 82%.