Research and teaching at the Department of Health Care Management can be clustered in four main areas: (1) health systems and policies, (2) health services research, (3) health economics, and (4) health technology assessment. The department has a highly international focus and follows an interdisciplinary approach in both teaching and research. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse and currently employs approx. 40 research fellows with various interdisciplinary backgrounds. The department has strong links with international organizations, universities, and industrial partners throughout Europe and beyond. The department hosts one of three research hubs of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and is a World Health Organization (WHO) "Collaborating Centre for Health Systems Research and Management".