With the establishment of the Christine Kühne – Center for Allergy Research and Education (CK-CARE) in Davos the founder Klaus-Michael Kühne strengthened his commitment to Davos further. Following the acquisition of the property via Kühne Real Estate AG, the Hochgebirgsklinik (HGK) in Davos Wolfgang was taken over by the Kühne Foundation in autumn 2018 after a thorough restructuring process. The reason for doing this was to implement the long-established plan to develop the entire site into a campus for medicine.
For instance, an endowed professorship in the field of allergies was created in 2019; this professorship was appointed jointly with the University of Zurich, and CK-CARE is likely to benefit from it scientifically at the Davos site.
In spring 2018 the cornerstone was laid for a campus building providing space for collaboration between the endowed professorship, CK-CARE and the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF). It was officially opened in September 2019. In addition, the Hochgebirgsklinik Davos is to be further renovated and expanded.