University of Bayreuth, Presse release No. 129/2022 - 05 August 2022

University of Bayreuth and Bosch Health Campus arrange research cooperation in the field of health economics

The Bosch Health Campus (BHC) in Stuttgart and the Institute for Management in Medicine and Health Sciences (IMG) at the University of Bayreuth have agreed to engage in scientific cooperation. In future, research projects on medical management, leadership, and digitalisation will be developed and implemented in partnership. Joint studies on these topics will be publicly accessible and will flow into health economics study programmes at both institutions.

The Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. Photo: RBK/Tobias Scheuerer.

The joint projects on health management aim to link the application-related competencies at the Bosch Health Campus (BHC) locations with the more research-related and scientific-practical specialist competencies of the Institute for Management in Medicine and Health Sciences (IMG). The focus is on fundamental questions concerning the management and organisation of hospitals, which are to be answered with regard to characteristic structural features and digitalisation processes.

In view of the increased expectations and challenges for the healthcare system – especially for hospitals – the two cooperation partners agree that questions regarding the management of healthcare facilities are becoming increasingly relevant for society. They are convinced that the management responsible for complex organisations such as hospitals and care centres in particular has a central role to play. The jointly developed findings are to be presented publicly. 

The Campus of the University of Bayreuth. Photo: UBT.

Another focus of the cooperation between the University of Bayreuth and the Bosch Health Campus will be on teaching and student exchange. The project leader of the cooperation at the BHC, Dr. Matthias Zuchowski, will provide insights into the practice of health management in courses of the Bayreuth "Health Economics" degree programme. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to complete internships in the facilities of the Bosch Health Campus, especially in the administrative areas of the Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK). This will give them first-hand experience of current developments and structural issues in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, it has been agreed that they will be able to write bachelor's or master's theses on practice-related health economics topics in exchange with those responsible at the Bosch Health Campus.

Bosch Health Campus
The Bosch Health Campus (BHC) brings together all the institutions and activities of the Robert Bosch Foundation (RBSG) in the field of health: in the treatment of patients, in biomedical research, in medical and nursing education and training, and in the promotion of promising ideas for better healthcare. With its four focal points of treatment, research, education, and promotion, the campus stands for future- and patient-oriented healthcare. Its facilities include the Robert Bosch Hospital (RBK) with the RBK Lung Center Stuttgart and the Charlottenhaus Clinic, the Dr Margarete Fischer Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology (IKP), the Robert Bosch Centre for Tumour Diseases (RBCT), the Irmgard Bosch Education Center (IBBZ), and the Robert Bosch Centre for Innovative Health (RBIH).
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Institute for Management in Medicine and Health Sciences
The Institute for Management in Medicine and Health Sciences (IMG), under the direction of Professor Dr. mult. Eckhard Nagel, performs a variety of scientific and specialist tasks in teaching and research at the University of Bayreuth. With an interdisciplinary orientation, IMG devotes itself to scientific questions in research projects against the background of medical innovations, demographic and epidemiological changes, increased life expectancy, as well as scarce monetary and human resources in the health care system. Close links also exist with institutions and initiatives that strengthen and promote medical care in the region. These include the Upper Franconia Medical Campus, the Bayreuth Regional Centre of the Bavarian Cancer Registry, and the organisation and evaluation of the selection process for the Bavarian rural doctor quota, and the public health service quota.
Further information:

Prof. Dr. mult. Eckhard Nagel

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. med. habil. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. h. c. Eckhard Nagel

Director of the Institute for Medical Management and Health Sciences
University of Bayreuth
Prieserstraße 2, 95444 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4800

Dr. Matthias Zuchowski M.A., Bosch Health Campus.

Dr. Matthias Zuchowski M.A.

Head of Health Economics Research Group
Treatment Excellence, Bosch Health Campus
Auerbachstr. 110
70376 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 / 8101-2748


Christian Wißler, Wissenschaftskommunikation

Christian Wißler

Deputy Press & PR Manager, Research Communication
University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5356