"Good medicine and good healthcare demand good information." Informatics in medicine and healthcare contributes significantly to high-quality as well as the affordability of healthcare for the people worldwide.

The Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI) carries out research and education in this key and exciting field at the foundations of biomedicine and healthcare. We collaborate in interdisciplinary projects with health care centers, research institutes, enterprises and public organizations in order to shape the future of healthcare and medicine. Our activities range from the local level, as with institutions in Braunschweig and Hannover, through regional, national, and global involving the World Health Organization.

PLRI is a joint institute of the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) and of Hannover Medical School (MHH). As an academic institution belonging to two leading universities, comprising an institute of technology and a medical school, located in one of Europe's most research-intensive regions, PLRI offers excellent research opportunities. The same applies to education, since we teach students in medicine (MHH), in computer science (TU Braunschweig) and related educational programs. We offer doctoral (Dr.-Ing., Dr.rer.nat., Dr.rer.biol.hum.) as well as M.D. ( studies.

In the B.Sc. and M.Sc. computer science program at TU Braunschweig, a medical informatics curriculum is embedded as a specialization ("Studienrichtung"). This specialization can be regarded as equivalent to B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs in medical informatics.

Welcome to the web site of PLRI! Please contact us at for additional information about PLRI and its research and educational offerings and opportunities.

Prof. Dr. Thomas DesernoProf. Dr. Reinhold HauxProf. Dr.-Ing. Michael Marschollek
Director of the Braunschweig site of PLRIActing Director PLRIDeputy Director PLRI
Director of the Hannover site of PLRI