The Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen (EKUT)
The Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen (EKUT), founded in 1477, is one of the leading German research universities. It is one of eleven German universities distinguished as excellent under the German government’s initiative. The Institute for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (IBMI) was founded in 2000 as one of the five nationwide centers of excellence in bioinformatics funded by the German Science Foundation and recently expanded into medical informatics. EKUT established the first bioinformatics curriculum in Germany in 1998 and has one of the broadest Ph.D. programs in bioinformatics/computational biology in Germany (currently about 70 Ph.D. students enrolled).