Charité as an economic factor

The economic significance of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Charité) is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. For the city of Berlin, the Charité is an important economic factor. With a budget of over 1.3 billion euros in the areas of clinical centre, research as well as study and teaching, it currently employs over 14,000 people. A further 3,300 employees work in companies in which the Charité has a shareholding. Together, these holdings generate a turnover of over 220 million euros. In addition, numerous commercial enterprises have settled at the various Charité sites, offering goods and services for patients, visitors and students. Around 7,000 students study at the Charité. Finally, with its strong networking in the national and international research landscape, the Charité also contributes to Berlin being an important centre for medical congresses.

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