Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, MHH), founded in 1965, is one of the world’s leading university medical centres. With its interdisciplinary research, MHH has strong collaborative links with many academic and industrial research organisations worldwide. MHH focuses its research activities on unravelling basic mechanisms for translation into clinical research. Emphasis is on medicine and life sciences with particular knowhow in immunology and infectious diseases, transplantation and regeneration, biomedical technology and implants. Hannover Medical School also provides a spectrum of closely collaborating Institutes that research and teach in the field of health care and public health. Research questions of high relevance for our society relating to demographic change are explored involving all relevant clinical and scientific disciplines. The Institute of General Practice has a longstanding research focus on health in old age. Main research subjects are: multimorbidity, polypharmacy, primary care assessments for older patients, patient-centredness and decision-making with older patients, holistic care and priority setting. We also provide appropriate IT-infrastructure and statistical advice.