The Institute combines the competences of business administration, management, business informatics, medicine and social sciences and is a cooperation partner of hospitals and university clinics, companies and institutions from various areas in the healthcare sector, such as health insurances and medical technology or software companies. Research activities in this field have increased in the recent years. Within the framework of international projects, especially in the Baltic Sea region, the institute cooperates with numerous partners in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. In addition, it offers students the opportunity to study for the Master’s degree “eHealth” – the first eHealth degree in Germany.
Minister Dr. Heiner Garg and State Secretary, Dr. Matthias Badenhop, are in charge of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The Ministry is responsible for a wide range of political issues, which include aspects of social welfare, the health system and preventive health care as well as policies for disabled persons, protection of children and young people, policies for families, children, youth and senior citizens. Furthermore, the ministry is involved in the creation of volunteering and civil societies, the support of municipalities in supplying kindergartens and the promotion of equal opportunities for men and women.