Universitaet Des Saarlandes
The Saarland University was founded in 1948 in co-operation with France. Today the University counts 15.500 students of whom 7 percent are foreign students. The Saarland University has 8 faculties and provides the broad spectrum of disciplines typical of a classical universitas litterarum.
At the Faculty of Medicine (University Hospital), located in Homburg / Saarland more than 1800 people are studying medicine. There are 36 hospitals or institutions treating more than 54.000 inpatients and nearly 190.000 outpatients each year. Participants from the Saarland University is the department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, that is responsible for the care of patients in the Saarland and the surrounding area. The focus in research of the Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology is nephroblastoma (clinical study and trial and basic research in cooperation with different institutes) and brain tumour.
An important of the Saarland University is being the link between clinicians and IT-people to bridge the gap between research and clinical daily practice. UdS will be leader of WP2, dealing with the user requirements for the EURECA tools and services. UdS will also actively participate in the development of the semantic interoperability environment and in the development, deployment and evaluation of several relevant EURECA services.