About Charité


The Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Outstanding doctors and scientists perform research, teaching, treatment and assistance in the heart of Berlin, with over half of Germany’s Nobel Prize winners for Medicine and Physiology having worked there,including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich.

Established in 1710 by King Friedrich I as a quarantine building for people beset by the plague, the university hospital today enjoys a high reputation worldwide as a training center of excellence.

The campus is spread over four locations, comprising over 100 clinics and institutes clustered into 17 CharitéCenters. With a staff of almost 13,000, the Charité generates an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion Euros, making it one of Berlin’s biggest employers.

The World Health Summit, held annually since 2009, is an expert conference initiated by the Charité. Under the patronage of the German and French Heads of State, leading international personalities from the fields of science, research and politics develop strategies to solve global health challenges.

In 2010, the Charité celebrated its 300-year anniversary.