The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) stands for long-standing competence in the field of veterinary medicine. It is an eminent scientific institution connecting modern science with university tradition.
Since its founding in 1778 as the Roß-Arzney-Schule it has kept its independent status up until today thereby assuming an exceptional position in Germany. At the beginning of 2003 the TiHo became an endowed university within a public foundation – the State of Lower Saxony granting the university a greater personal responsibility and thereby more flexibility for legal arrangements.
The TiHo has built up six specialist centres and integrates six clinics, 17 institutes, the Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses and three special units. Additionally, in Ruthe, south of Hannover, in Buesum in Schleswig-Holstein, and in Bakum near Vechta the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover runs three field stations training students, and conducting research projects.
The broad range of basic and applied research conducted at the TiHo produces results of the highest calibre in both veterinary medicine and biology. This is crucial to our ability to continue to attract internationally acclaimed scientists to our institution. Research is focused on the following key areas
Research at the TiHo is fundamentally devoted to increasing our understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases and to improving animal welfare. Furthermore, research is being conducted on the health of food animals, on the quality of food of animal origin and consumer safety, and on the importance of animal genetic diversity. These goals are supported by our continuing expansion of regional, national and international cooperative agreements with other universities and extramural research institutes.
WING is a research institution of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation.