The Alfred Krupp Hospital is a major academic medical center in Germany and in Europe. The hospital has 10 certified centers and 19 departments with a deep specialization. As an academic hospital, it focuses on the provision of medical care to patients with serious and unique diseases. Every year, 80,000 patients come to the hospital, over the course of 150 years. Collaboration with the University of Duisburg-Essen gives the hospital an advantage to use and introduce innovations in medicine one of the first in the world. Cooperation also involves participation in research activities, clinical trials and conducting national and international symposia, training programs for all doctors.