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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.

Digitisation 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 Founders

The Founders of DTMD are three internationally active University Professors with special qualifications in innovative in-service training programmes and measures.

Prof. Dr. André Reuter

President

The President determines the strategic orientation of the university and its implementation in teaching and research and is thus also responsible for quality management and quality assurance of the academic teaching and research processes as well as the examination system of the university. He is responsible for public relations at DTMD University.

As Chairman of the University's Appointments Committee, it is his task, in consultation with the Dean, to ensure the transparent and high-quality provision of resources for teaching and research (full-time professors, part-time professors and lecturers, extra-professional professors, academic staff).

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rössler

Dean

The Dean of DTMD University is responsible for the study and research operations of DTMD University. As Administrative Director, he is also responsible for the university's employer function, has disciplinary responsibility for the employees, decides on questions of budget management and resource management and is responsible for the organisational implementation of the university's budget.

He drafts and conceives new study programmes and curricula in consultation with his Vice Deans. This also includes the recruitment of highly qualified lecturers. As Chairman of the Examination Office, he is responsible for the quality and proper conduct of university examinations.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Grubeanu

Vice-Dean

The Vice Dean "Teaching and Innovation Management" organises, controls and is responsible for the postgraduate Master's studies at DTMD University in North Africa, the United Emirates, India and Thailand. It has the right to supervise and instruct the students in the proper performance of the associated official duties in teaching, supervision and examination.

His activities range from the clarification of fundamental questions of university policy and the perspective planning of postgraduate study programmes to official matters and personal questions of the members of the faculty.

Deans and Vice-Deans

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hartmann

Vice-Dean Nursing management

As a member of the extended executive committee, the Vice Dean "Nursing Management" is responsible for ensuring that the DTMD University provides its students and partners in teaching and research with the necessary knowledge and the necessary action competences to be successful in the management of health care institutions on their own responsibility and to analyze, evaluate and optimize processes. This includes among other things the Project and quality management in inpatient and outpatient care, nursing and furnishing law as well as the development and assurance of management skills in nursing.

Prof. Dr. Ata Anil

Vice-Dean International Studies & Affairs

The Vice Dean "International Studies & Affairs" is a member of the DTMD University's extended Executive Committee and is responsible for the university's international relations and activities. His task is to develop and coordinate these activities. This primarily includes the implementation of the strategic plan of the DTMD University for the internationalisation of its Master's programmes, the management and control of the DTMD University's international relations and activities. the establishment and regular operation of the DTMD University's postgraduate academic continuing education programs in Eastern Europe and Turkey and the initiation, promotion and maintenance of contacts with international organizations, embassies.

IT Management, Organisation and Project Management

Lucien André Reuter

Head of Projects & IT-Management

DTMD University pursues a project-oriented scientific information management as a prerequisite for effective strategic planning and coordination of IT activities in the sense of service provision geared to the needs of researchers, teachers and learners. All the more so since DTMD is committed to digital technologies in medicine and dentistry.

The aim of the DTMD Presidium is to create innovative framework conditions for the continuously necessary further development of IT strategies and infrastructures and to anchor the IT topic in the university management. Clear responsibilities in IT governance are decisive success factors for the efficient use of resources and the optimized use of IT for research and teaching.

Yasemin Özüag

Student Adviser

 

Support students of the part-time postgraduate Master programs of the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry throughout Europe.

Julia Gerke

Dentist

The staff unit "Organization" is responsible for the organizational implementation of the administration, development and change processes of DTMD University. Her tasks include the content organisation and administration of the DTMD University online campus, in particular the maintenance of the Moodle platform and the CRM database including any necessary translations, the creation of teaching and study courses, the processing of learning agreements as well as the preparation and participation in event management.

It is also responsible for the student secretariat of DTMD University and thus for the administrative implementation of all matters concerning prospective and current students.

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