Augsburg (dpa / lby) - The Free State has to modernize the Augsburg University Hospital, which was taken over just four years ago, for an amount worth billions. The Bavarian Science Minister Markus Blume (CSU) said in an interview with the "Augsburger Allgemeine" that he preferred a new building for the 40-year-old hospital complex.
Bavaria only officially took over the large municipal hospital, which currently has 1,740 beds, in January 2019. Politicians from the Augsburg region fought for decades to have the clinic upgraded to a university clinic. At the same time, the Free State founded a new medical faculty at the University of Augsburg. A medical campus is currently being built around the university hospital, and Bavaria is already having to spend billions to set up the new faculty with more than 100 professors. Later, 1,500 medical study places are to be offered in Augsburg.