DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry, based in Wiltz Castle (Luxembourg), has been granted full membership of the European Association of Higher Education Institutions ("EURASHE").
The EURASHE was founded in 1990 in Patras (Greece) and has the status of an international non-profit association under Belgian law (AISBL). The Executive Secretariat of EURASHE is located in Brussels (Belgium). The members of the European Association of Universities are state-recognized public and private universities and vocational higher education and training (VET) institutions which strive for targeted integration of academic and vocational education and training as well as of competence development in research and teaching.
As the main representative of the Professional Higher Education (PHE) in Europe, EURASHE sees its task in advancing and coordinating the harmonization process throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The declared aim of EURASHE is to support its members in modernization and professionalization of higher education and training on a national and European level.
Prof. Dr. André Reuter, the president of the DTMD University: "This year's EURASHE annual conference in Budapest under the motto "future students, future universities, future working world" focused exactly the range of topics that DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry addresses with its extra-occupational postgraduate master’s programs. DTMD University has committed itself to the Bruges-Copenhagen process of a high-quality, consistently transparent education and training pyramid in line with the European Qualifications Framework and thereby ideally fulfills the requirements of EURASHE to its members".
PHE institutions must, in a certain sense, be "bilingual" and have a good understanding of both the academic and the professional language to be able to play a key role in improving VET.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Rössler, dean of the DTMD University adds: "Our education systems are increasingly under pressure to implement flexible, innovative learning paths that prepare students to work as one step ahead of global change. Not least, extra-occupational postgraduate studies are about renewing and partially reinventing experience for a future that promises to look very different from today's."