Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1
30625 Hannover


Telefon: +49 511 532-0000
Fax: +49 511 532-0000

Authorized Board of Directors (Presidium):

President: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Manns
Vice President: Prof. Dr. med. Frank Lammert
Vice President: Martina Saurin

Hannover Medical School (MHH) is a corporation under public law (research and teaching) and a federal-state enterprise for state affairs (including healthcare provision).

Competent regulatory authority:

Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture
(Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur)
Leibnizufer 9
30169 Hannover

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DE 115650503 (gemäß § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz)

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Responsible for content under Sec. 55(2), German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (RStV):

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Anette Melk (gemäß § 55 Abs. 2 RStV)




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