• Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)

    Dissemination Partner

    Dublin Dental University Hospital
    D02F859 Dublin


    Academic Contact: Professor Barry F.A. Quinn, University of Liverpool
    Admin Contact: Mr Denis Murphy

    With it office in Dublin Ireland, ADEE ‘the Association for Dental Education in Europe’ brings together dental universities and schools, faculties, programmes and relevant associations from over 50 counties.  Established in Strasbourg France in 1975, since then it has evolved to be the voice of Dental and Oral Health Education in Europe. ADEE has at its core a passion and commitment to consensus through collaboration.

    ADEE is committed to the advancement of the highest level of health care for all the people of Europe through its mission statements to promote the advancement and foster convergence towards high standards of dental education; and help to co-ordinate peer review and quality assurance in dental education and training.; the development of assessment and examination methods that promote exchange of staff, students and programmes; the dissemination of knowledge and understanding on education; and to provide a European link with other bodies concerned with education, particularly dental education.

    ADEE is governed by the ADEE Executive Committee, a panel of 10 representatives elected by its general assembly. ADEE successes include the DentEd, DentEd Evolved and DentCPD projects and the 2017 updating of the Graduating European Dentist curriculum document.

    ADEE brings together a broad-based membership across Europe comprised of dental schools, specialist societies and national associations concerned with dental education. ADEE is committed to the advancement of the highest level of health care for all people of Europe through its mission statements:

    • To promote the advancement and foster convergence towards high standards of dental education. 
    • To promote and help to co-ordinate peer review and quality assurance in dental education and training. 
    • To promote the development of assessment and examination methods To promote exchange of staff, students and programmes.
    • To disseminate knowledge and understanding on education. 
    • To provide a European link with other bodies concerned with education, particularly dental education. 

    ADEE Members are European university dental schools, specialist societies or other national dental bodies concerned with or related to dental education.

  • Cardiff University

    Project Partner

    Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    Contact: James Field

    Cardiff University is the third oldest university in Wales and contains three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering. In 2018–2019, Cardiff had a turnover of £537.1 million, including £116.0 million in research grants and contracts. It has an undergraduate enrolment of 23,755 and a total enrolment of 33,260 making it one of the ten largest UK universities.

    As a school, we are the only dental school in Wales, providing unique and important leadership in dental research, teaching and patient care. We are located at the University Dental Hospital on Cardiff University's Heath Park campus, a 53 acre site shared with the University Hospital of Wales. Progressive healthcare education and patient care are successfully integrated with our research facilities in this major teaching and research centre. Our academic and clinical staff are recognised as being world-leading experts in their fields. They provide valuable clinical services to the people of Wales in addition to their academic responsibilities.

    Our research mirrors the research groupings across the College of Biomedical Life Science and is split into three distinct themes including Dental Education, Scholarship and Innovation.

  • Malmo Universitet

    Project Partner

    Oral Biology, Faculty of Odontology
    Carl Gustafs väg 34
    S-20506 Malmö


    Contact: Prof Julia Davies

    Malmö University is a young University, which is founded on the human, democratic and academic values that have emerged from the ideals of an open society, freedom of speech and critical thinking. Since it’s inception in 1998 it has grown to become Sweden’s 9th largest higher educational establishment. An important focus for our modern University is widening participation and we have many initiatives to raise aspirations and educational attainment amongst students from groups not traditionally particpating in higher education. The University currently has around 24 000 students enrolled in 100 different programmes and 350 courses spread over five Faculties.

    The Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University currently has over 350 dental, dental technology and dental hygienist undergraduate students as well as 50 students at the doctoral level. It is one of the world’s leading institutes for dental education and research and the strong international profile attracts staff and students from all over the world. The Faculty was established in 1948 and joined Malmö University in 1998. It is regarded as one of the most influential centres of excellence in Scandinavia for oral and dental research. The high quality of both education and research has been maintained and improved over the years and has resulted in an institution with an excellent international reputation, including several awards and nominations.

  • Rigas Stradins Universitate

    Project Partner

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Faculty of Dentistry, Dzirciema street 20
     LV1007 Riga


    Contact: Prof Ilze Akota

    Rīga Stradiņš University acquired its status as a university in 2002, however its historical roots extend back to Rīga Medical Institute, founded in 1950.The majority of medical professionals working in various fields in Latvia have acquired their education at Rīga Stradiņš University.

    Today Rīga Stradiņš University trains doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, and also specialists in rehabilitation, public healthcare, social sciences and law. The total number of students is 9000 students.

    RSU's teaching staff are professionals in their areas of expertise and are opinion leaders in society. RSU diplomas open the way to interesting professions in both Latvia and in the wider world. Former students of the University's medicine and healthcare programs treat patients in Latvia’s largest hospitals and outpatient clinics.

    RSU has a considerable number of international students (26 % of the total student number). At the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, the number of international students stands at 53 %. The majority of international students studying at RSU are from Germany, Sweden, and Norway, however there are also number of students from many other countries of the world (Non-EU)

    Within the past few years RSU has achieved the highest number of incoming exchange students since 1999. Currently RSU has more than 150 bilateral agreements (Erasmus+ program) with partner countries in Europe and beyond.

  • Semmelweis Egyetem

    Project Partner

    Faculty of Dentistry
    Ulloi UTCA 26, 1428 PF.2
    1085 Budapest


    Contact: Prof Gerber Garbor

    Within the 250 years old Semmelweis University, the Faculty of Dentistry was formally established in 1955. The Faculty’s Dental Clinical and Training Centre is one of the most state-of-the-art dental institutes in Europe. With its 12,000 square meters of floor space and 172 dental workstations, it provides an ideal facility and conditions for both undergraduate and postgraduate training and clinical research.

    The Faculty offers academic programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels. Its dentistry training program, which results in a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree is available in three languages: Hungarian, English and German. The total number of dental students studying at the Faculty is over 900.

    The Faculty’s health care activities primarily serve the education of our dental students; nevertheless, the specialists of the Faculty serve the whole of Hungary, providing comprehensive dental care for those referred to the clinics. Research activities are stretching from biomaterials through tissue engineering and epidemic research to complex therapy for oral cancer.

    The Faculty has many scientific collaborations with nearly all European countries, as well as numerous Institutes from the U.S.

    Many of the senior faculty members are actively involved in international dental societies and are on the editorial boards of several international journals.

  • Universitá Degli Studi De Brescia

    Project Partner

    DSMC - School of Dentistry
    Pza Spedali Civil 1
    25123 Brescia


    Contact: Prof Corrrado Paganelli

    The University of Brescia offers a wide range of educational programs with Bachelor and Master of Science (MSc) degrees, postgraduate technical courses, specialization schools and Ph.D. programs in most areas: business and economics, engineering and technology, law, medicine and surgery, dentistry. The University of Brescia promotes initiatives aimed at internationalization, European and international exchange agreements and cooperation programs to encourage student and researcher mobility.

    At present, Università degli Studi di Brescia counts more than 135 active financed research projects, 35 international and 100 nationally funded projects.  The University participated in various programs such as FP5, FP6, FP7, COST actions, LIFE+, South East Europe Program, Erasmus Mundus, ACP Water Facility, Civil Justice. For the past 15 years, through collaboration with King’s College of London, an annual event (the Anglo-Italian colloquia) has been organized and granted funds to enhance e-learning and new tools for education. Experts from more than 20 countries took part in this exercise with enthusiasm and volunteer efforts.

    Università degli Studi di Brescia has been awarded 8 million € by the Italian Ministry of Research for expanding internationalization and strong administrative support has been created and incremented in order to facilitate the promotion and achievement of EU grants. 

  • Universitat De Barcelona

    Project Partner

    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Carrer Feixa Llarga SN Campus Bellvitge-UB
    5305 08907 Hospitalet


    Contact: Prof Maria Cristina Manzanares

    The University of Barcelona is the main public institution for higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offer in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.

    The UB is implicitly linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia and combines its historical dimension with its status as a leading, innovative educational institution. Its work contributes to the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture and of scientific, technical and professional knowledge, as well as promoting critical thought, innovation and pluralism.

    Since it was founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona has worked tirelessly in the pursuit of academic and research excellence, and today it is looked to as a national and international leader in education, science and knowledge. The University’s training offer, rooted in the values of quality and innovation and adapted to the educational and professional needs of contemporary society, attracts over 60,000 students a year and encompasses all of the major branches of knowledge: the humanities, health sciences, social sciences, experimental sciences and engineering. The UB has 16 faculties, more than 5.600 researchers, and more than 2.200 administration staff and has one of the largest intakes of students, professors and researchers from all Spanish universities.

    The UB remains as the only Spanish member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has bolstered its status as a research-intensive university, as well as consolidating its position as the most innovative university in Spain, ranking 69th in the world in the Reuters Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities.

    The UB manages an average of 190 European projects per year and has nearly 3.500 agreements with universities and other institutions outside Spain.

  • Université Clermont Auvergne

    Project Coordinator

    FR d’Odontologie
    3 rue de Braga
    63100 Clermont-Ferrand


    Contact: Prof Stephanié Tubert

    The Université  Clermont Auvergne (coordinator) will be the project manager (PM) responsible for the overall operation of the project and its smooth running, financial and administrative management including the preparation of budget and reports, timeliness and accomplishment, in addition to being responsible to the EC for the activities of the consortium.

    University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA) was created on January 1st, 2017 after the merge of the University Blaise Pascal (UBP) and the University of Auvergne (UdA). It is the result of a new ambition for the University to ensure more efficiently its missions of public service and to increase its presence and exposure on the local, national and international levels.

    UCA relies on 5 Colleges in Law-Economics and Management, Technology and Engineering Sciences, Life sciences - Health - Environment, Literature - Languages - Social and Human Sciences and Fundamental Sciences. It counts approximately 35.000 students, among them 4.600 foreign students, and approximately 3320 employees corresponding to 1281 university lecturers and researchers and 1937 technical and adminsitrative staff. Furthermore, UCA offers more than 170 training courses from B.A to Doctorate, and counts 36 unities of research.

    The University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA) has a long experience in dental education. The dental school of UCA, founded in 1947, is one of the 16 French dental schools. The UCA dental school is playing an important role for the future of the population’s oral health in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, by preparing future dentists (75 per year of study) to perform high quality, evidence-based and well-adapted dental care. In the last 50 years, scientific advances have changed the practice of dentistry. In the 21st century, dental schools have to face not only technological advances, but also public health challenges with a need to integrate oral health in a comprehensive model of health care and health promotion. Within this context, the UCA dental school is providing a high-quality teaching by preparing students to provide the best care to their partners.

    The faculty has experts (clinicians, researchers, teachers) in all the domains of general dentistry along with experts in the 3 recognized French specialities (orthodontics, oral surgery, oral medicine) working together with academics from the health, biological or educational sciences fields. The faculty is engaged in research with two teams working in the field of neurosciences (NEURODOL, INSERM U1107).

  • Université Paris Cité

    Project Partner

    UFR d’Odontologie
    1 rue Maurice Arnoux
    92120 Montrouge


    Contact: Sibylle Vital

    Université Paris Cité is a leading public research multidisciplinary university in France and a major actor in the European higher education and research area. With its 61,000 students, 19 % of whom are international, its 4,500 scientists and its 156 research laboratories, the University has acquired an international reputation for the excellence of its standards of research in sciences, medicine, dentistry, humanities and social sciences. Created in 2019 by the merger of two major Parisian Universities Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and the Institute of Globe’s Physics of Paris, the University’s ambition is to enlighten the 21st-century society by opening up new fields of study, renewing traditional disciplines, and connecting with the community at large. Université Paris Cité is ranked 53rd in the Shangai ranking. THE (Times Higher Education), 305 in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), 171 in SciMago, 101-150 in ARWU (Shanghai) ranking (4th-6th HEI in France) and 227th in Leiden ranking (5th in France).

    The new university has the ambition of being a world-ranking intensive research university in the exact sciences, the life sciences and the human and social sciences, which will be the leading European academic institution in the field of health.

  • University of Sheffield

    Project Partner

    School of Dental Sciences
    19 Clarmont Crescent
    S10 2TA Sheffield

    United Kingdom

    Contact: James Field

    The University of Sheffield (TUoS) is situated within the heart of England and was founded in 1978. The University has 55 academic departments and 207 research centres, drawing in around £640m per year. 99% of our research is assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Our 30,000 students are supported by over 8000 staff and in 2018 our student satisfaction for Dentistry and Hygiene and Therapy programmes was 100%, placing us the number one in the UK.

    The Sheffield School of Dentistry is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. Research at the School of Clinical Dentistry contains three overlapping research groups - Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Integrated Biosciences and Person-centred and Population Oral Health. These all sit within four overarching themes that work within the framework of discovery and application of novel research for human benefit. Ninety-two percent of our research was graded as `world leading´ or `internationally excellent´ in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

    At the School of Clinical Dentistry at TUoS, research takes place in a highly multidisciplinary environment, unique in placing high-quality fundamental and applied science at the interface of a busy clinical service (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital) with an academic mix of biomedical, engineering and social scientists that cover a broad range of themes which underpins our teaching, strengthens our knowledge base and informs the advancement of clinical excellence.

    The school has an active research group in relation to Dental Education, exploring aspects of curriculum reform, bridging the gap between pre-clinical and clinical training, the application of novel learning and teaching technologies, and the development of methods of assessment and competence.