The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna was founded in 1767 as the world's third school for veterinary medicine by Milan's Ludovico Scotti, originally named k. k. Pferde-Curen- und Operationsschule . Today, it has c. 2,800 students and c. 600 employees.
Since 2002, universities in Austria can found spin-off companies. The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna has expedited this opportunies. Most of the spin-off companies are still located on the university’s grounds: Animal Health IT, Biomodels Austria, Innovaphyt, Marinomed, Mycosafe, Novelix, VetWIDI, VirBiomed, ViruSure
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