Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe having marked its 300-year anniversary in 2010. Charité extends over four campuses, and has close to 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different Charité Centers. As a research and teaching university, Charité is a driver of innovation and is guided by a deep sense of responsibility. Many pioneering developments originally started their journey at Charité. Producing innovations that will be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases is the aim of all of our research efforts. It is what more than 3,700 researchers involved in over 1,000 projects, working groups and collaborative partnerships work towards every single day. Charité lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training. It has several international cooperations and various experience with European projects, e.g. it has 89 ongoing European research projects at the moment. Ulrich Dirnagl is the founding (2002) and program director of the international MSc/PhD/MD-PhD program ‘Medical Neuroscience at Charité. Medical Neurosciences focuses on translational research in the neurosciences, bridging the gap between bench and bedside. The Department of Experimental Neurology, which is headed by Ulrich Dirnagl, is focussed on mechanisms of damage and protection in stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, and migraine.