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University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry (DTMD)

The DTMD University is an international network of university institutes, academic teaching practices, professors and medical specialists renowned throughout Europe as well as international professional associations. As a private university under Luxembourg law, it is operated and coordinated by a private Luxembourg body.

The headquarters of the university is located in the castle at L 9516 Wiltz. The student secretariat is located in L-1273 Luxembourg, 19 rue de Bitbourg. DTMD University also has seminar, event and high quality catering facilities at the Bel Air in Echternach.

DTMD University is a university supported and managed by its founders and owners. The founders (Prof. Dr. André Reuter, President, Prof. Dr. Ralf Rössler, Dean, Prof. Dr. Daniel Grubeanu, Vice Dean for Teaching and Innovation) form the University's Executive Committee. They are supported by the Vice Deans Prof. Dr. Ata Anil (International Studies & Affairs) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Hartmann (Nursing Management) as well as the heads of the DTMD Institutes for Holistic Health Management and Nursing (IGGP), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schustern and for Manual Medicine (IMM), Prof. Dr. Rigobert Klett.

The aim of DTMD is to offer postgraduate continuing education master courses in medicine and dentistry as well as special education and continuing education certificates for dental technicians. In addition, the DTMD University is intensively involved in the further training of nursing staff for mobile and stationary care. Digitalisation will fundamentally change the working world in nursing. New technologies will open up new perspectives but will also redesign existing processes and fields of work.

Digitalisation in medicine and dentistry

In medicine and dentistry, the term digitisation is interpreted in different ways:

  • Technical interpretation
    Digitalisation refers to the conversion of data and information from an analogue to a digital representation and storage form.
  • Organisational interpretation
    Digitisation describes the transfer of tasks that were previously performed by humans to the computer or robot.

Future-oriented postgraduate continuing education measures must do justice to both interpretations.

While the technical interpretation of the conversion from analogue to digital data hardly causes any problems worth mentioning today, the transfer of tasks from humans to machines is much more complex and difficult.

There are technical as well as legal and social reasons for this:

  • Lack of willingness and competence to use digital technologies and processes,
  • a lack of task-oriented initial and continuing training both in the craft sector and at university level.

The increasing digitalisation at all levels of companies and society leads to new demands on modern health care and aims at

  • the establishment of digital infrastructures as a basis for the exchange of data and knowledge between supply and research across locations,
  • the networking of actors and process optimisation through better and faster information and communication technologies,
  • the implementation of interactive ICT technologies for patient-friendly medical technology and the empowered patient who is informed and capable of acting,
  • sustainable efficiency optimization and savings potential for the health care system and new markets for companies

Organisation of DTMD

The organisation chart of DTMD University shows the organisational structure of the university as well as its distribution of tasks and communication relationships in graphical form. The organisational structure of DTMD follows a simple three-pillar concept (strategy and organisation, study and research operations as well as teaching and innovation), the umbrella of which is the university's executive committee.

DTMD is an owner-managed university in which university effectiveness and efficiency guide and determine the planning and control of the decisions and activities of the DTMD University Executive Committee. The aim of the DTMD University Executive Committee is to ensure a high degree of target fulfilment while at the same time ensuring sustainability and cost-effectiveness, and to place the university on a firm organisational and financial footing.

The organisation chart of the DTMD University integrates a stringent structure and a continuously flexible and dynamic process order, thus building a pragmatic bridge between function and process orientation. This applies to the provision of centralised and decentralised functions and services for teaching and research, as well as for the generation of knowledge from university value creation in teaching and research. The coordination and control of information, value creation and processes within and across universities is the responsibility of the Executive Board or the specialists appointed by it.

An extensive spectrum of tasks in university self-administration requires an orderly resource and capacity planning and provision not only for teaching and research, but also for the administrative requirements of a regular university routine.

The University Management

The original management tasks of the Directorate are the conception and design of teaching and research as well as the organisation, control and planning of university operations.

Prof. Dr. André Reuter

President
The president is responsible for the strategic organisation and development planning including the university target agreements of DTMD University.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rössler

Dean
The Dean is responsible for the study and research operations of DTMD University. He contributes to the impulse-giving initiation of change processes.

Prof. Dr. Ata Anil

Vice Dean
The task of the Vice Dean "International Studies & Affairs" is to promote the internationalisation of postgraduate Master's programmes.

The Vice Dean for the Asian area, Prof. Dr. Fred Bergmann, and the directors of the DTMD Institutes for Holistic Health Management and Care (IGGP), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, and for Manual Medicine (IMM), Prof. Dr. Rigobert Klett, are members of the extended university management.

Prof. Dr. Fred Bergmann

Pro Dean
Prof. Dr. Fred Bergmann is Vice Dean "Asian Studies" and responsible for the development and implementation of courses and study programmes (presence and online) of DTMD University in the Asian region.

Prof. Dr. Rigobert Klett

Institute Director
Prof. Dr. Rigobert Klett is head of the Institute for Evidence-Based Manual Medicine in research and teaching. The IMM is examining how purely manual methods can be integrated into an increasing digitalization of the health care system.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster

Institute Director
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster is head of the Educational Institute for Holistic Health Management and Care (IGGP), which is intensively involved in the planning and organization of health care in society.

IT management, organization and project management

Lucien André Reuter

Head of Projects & IT-Management
DTMD University anchors the strategic planning and coordination of its IT activities in the university management. Lucien André Reuter's task is to efficiently align the information infrastructure and information management to the needs of researchers, teachers and students.

Sebastian Wilken

Head of East Asia Affairs
In charge of establishing and expanding relations with potential cooperation universities and companies. Also in charge of sourcing and networking as well as the organization of academic and representative activities in the east Asia region - including business-discovery and business-enabling.

Julia Gerke

Dentist
The staff unit "Organisation" is responsible for the organisational implementation of the administration, development and change processes of DTMD University. It is responsible for the administrative and technical implementation of issues concerning prospective and current students.

Applied research of the DTMD University

Within the framework of its European project of an internationally active university network of further education institutions and measures for digital technologies, the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry does not focus exclusively on teaching and the theoretical transfer of information and knowledge, but conducts applied research in the health care system itself and with academic and non-academic partners. DTMD's research projects deal with the application of research results in selected areas of medicine and dentistry, hygiene, care, and social and economic integration.

The main focuses of applied research at DTMD University include

  • Intangible assets and assets in the healthcare sector,
  • Assessment of consequences of the use of technology in medicine and dentistry,
  • Networking and mobility in outpatient care through telematics and telemedicine,
  • Fleet planning and route optimization for care and emergency services and for medical personnel.

The students are directly involved in the research activities of DTMD University through their empirical and clinical term papers and master theses and are supported by the university's lecturers and teaching physicians.

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