Start of the international Master's Program Medical Microtechnology in Lübeck and Sønderborg

In cooperation with Syddansk Universitet in Sonderburg (SDU, DK), the University of Lübeck and Lübeck University of Applied Sciences are developing a joint Master's Program in Medical Microtechnology.

The team for the development of the new joint degree programme Medical Microtechnology (from left): Christina Debbeler (UzL), Horst-Günther Rubahn (SDU), Ksenija Gräfe (UzL), Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen (SDU), Silke Venker (THL), Thorsten Buzug (UzL), Stephan Klein (THL, project manager). Not in the picture: Till Leißner and Frank Jürgensen (both SDU). Photo taken by Ullrich Wenkebach.


This degree programme is intended to combine the strengths of both locations - medical technology in Lübeck and microtechnology in Sønderburg. With the support of a network of clinics and medical device manufacturers in the Interreg programme region, the course will train qualified young professionals and develop synergies for medical technology in the region.

After many Corona-induced online preparatory meetings in web conferences, the essential boundary conditions for cross-border cooperation in the field of training were now defined at a first "analog" meeting in Lübeck. The duration of study for the students enrolled in Lübeck is to be four semesters, the teaching and working language will be English, and the international students will participate in lectures and study projects in Lübeck and Sonderburg for one semester each. The research projects of the students in the third semester can be carried out in the Interreg programme region (Northern Germany and Southern Denmark). The study program will end with a final thesis in Germany or Denmark and an examination.

The involvement of the medical technology partners in the development of the curriculum will be the next major task before the accreditation of the study programme on the German side begins.

In Lübeck, the joint competence centre for medical technology TANDEM - Technology and Engineering in Medicine (Professors Buzug and Klein) will be responsible for the new study programme. In Sønderburg, the Mads-Clausen Institute of the Faculty of Technology at Syddansk Universitet (Prof. Rubahn) will offer suitable courses. The first enrolment in the new degree programme is scheduled for autumn 2021 for the winter semester 2021/22.

The project is funded by the European Union's Interreg Germany-Danmark program.

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