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In Germany, several private medical universities (e.g. MSH Medical School Hamburg) have formed and partnered with companies such as Helios and alike running the hospitals. Looking for a new senior position (patient care and research) in a university hospital - what are the advantages/disadvantages compared to public universities? E.g. regarding "freedom of research", economical interest of the private holding vs. public mandate in public university, burocracy of separation of patient care vs. research...?

I have seen similar discussions for the US, but I am asking specifically for Germany, since I am not sure if these are comparable to the big US private universities.

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    In which sense are these "faculty" positions? Would you be a proper professor at a university? Or would you be a regular employee of the hospital and only be a Hon-Prof or Apl-Prof at the associated university?
    – user151413
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 11:59
  • I think a problem with this question, compared to the one you link to, is that it is rather narrow: It is about medicine (which at least in Germany differs in quite a few aspects from many other fields the way university works), and it is about private medical universities in Germany, of which there are very few (to be honest, to me only Witten-Herdecke comes to mind, can you at least give a few examples)? So probably only very few people here might know about this.
    – user151413
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 12:41
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    Specifically, are you talking about private medical universities, or are you talking about private hospitals being a "university hospital" of some public university?
    – user151413
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 12:43
  • @user151413 Updated text in Q: private medical universities (e.g. MSH Medical School Hamburg) plus companies such as Helios and alike running the hospitals.
    – Martin
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 17:24
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    Ok, so it is specifically about private hospitals serving as university hospitals for private universities, nor for public universities (not sure the latter exists, but it might)? I guess this might then be linked to the status of professors in general at private universities in Germany. Though my feeling is that it will be hard to give a canonical answer due to the small number of private universities in Germany.
    – user151413
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 19:32

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