Humanitas University is an international higher education institution, reaccredited by the Italian Ministry of University and Research in 2023. Hunimed focuses on basic and translational research in the life sciences. Teaching and research activities are strongly interconnected since Humanitas University, Humanitas Hospital and Humanitas Research Centre are in the same location and professionals work side by side (from bed to bench). The close integration between the Hospital, the Research Laboratories and the University creates the conditions for healthcare professionals to gain experience by working closely with patients and at the same time acquiring the methodology and rigour that scientific research requires; a means to create synergy between clinical and laboratory practice in an educational context. Humanitas University offers:
- International Degree in Medicine and Surgery (6-y single cycle – Medical School)
- International Degree in Medicine and Surgery (partnership with Politecnico di Milano MEDTEC School) designed to integrate advanced medical competences through scientific and technological approaches applied in Engineering (6-y single cycle + Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering)
- Bachelor Degree in Nursing (3 years)
- Masters degree in Nursing (2 years)
- Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy (3 years)
- PhD in Molecular and Experimental Medicine
- PhD in Data Science in Medicine and Nutrition
Humanitas has 150 faculty members, 60 staff members and 2100 undergraduate students and 600 post graduate students.
The University offers 24 Specialty Schools, with an extensive network of hospitals and centres of the Humanitas Group where students engage in training and education. Humanitas University’s Medical School offers courses based on a multidisciplinary approach and on innovative teaching methods that allow medical residents to deepen the knowledge necessary for the medical profession. For instance, they can test medical equipment and surgical techniques in the state-of-the-art Mario Luzzatto Simulation Center (one of the largest and most technologically advanced centres in Europe; offering a unique 360° training experience), which faithfully reproduces a modern hospital and hosts high-fidelity simulators, as well as workstations equipped with augmented reality and imaging. Congresses, seminars and contacts with international research groups allow those who wish to pursue a career in research to develop useful competencies.
The Campus hosts a high-fidelity Simulation Center, an Anatomy Laboratory, a full-size Conference Center and an experimental Training and Skill CUBE. The Center is the first of its kind in Italy to integrate clinical experience from the hospital, cutting-edge scientific research from the University and hands-on excellence from the Humanitas Training Center. Benefiting from the co-location of the University, Hospital and Research Center, the centre offers state-of-the-art educational courses and hands-on workshops.
University of Belgrade is the oldest university in Serbia and the largest in this part of Europe. It comprises 31 faculties, 11 research institutes, 11 University centers, Computer Center, and the University Library with more than 3.500.000 volumes. It provides education in sciences and mathematics, technology and engineering, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Currently, close to 100.000 students are enrolled in 375 study programs at the University, many of which are in English. UB has become a very prominent member of the international academic community and participates in numerous international programs and projects (Erasmus+ Program, AUF projects, Horizon2020, Interreg, Ceepus, etc.).
Since 2019 UB has been a member of the prominent European Universities alliance Circle U. It is a research-oriented university and one of the globally best-ranked universities in SEE and the Mediterranean region.
During the two centuries of its existence, the University of Belgrade has served its people, and its former students and teachers have contributed significantly to the development of our country’s cultural, scientific, educational, political, and economic life.
The University of Belgrade is prepared to maintain and enhance its position as the leading institution of higher education in the region by adapting to the challenges of modern times and preserving what’s worth in its tradition. This is precisely what makes it recognized as a genuine national brand.
The Faculty of Medicine is the oldest and largest medical school in the Balkans. It is a part of the University of Belgrade, which was founded in 1808. Faculty of Medicine participates in many international research and educational projects (EU Framework programs, Horizon 2020, Tempus, Erasmus, NIH, etc.). The Faculty employs 850 professors, assistants, and researchers.
The Faculty has some of the country’s best academic and research staff. Their inspirational teaching and supervision, paired with a well-structured and diverse curriculum, will ensure that students get the most out of their studies.
Education and research are closely linked at UBFM. The teachers often conduct research in parallel with teaching, which means that the students have direct contact with leading researchers in the country and the region.
The Faculty also has an active student association that offers educational activities and social events. The students’ association regularly holds various student events, allowing students to attend special lectures and seminars given by guest speakers, take an active part in research, participate in students’ exchange or sports competitions, express their musical talent, and much more.
The spacious campus is situated just minutes away from the center of Belgrade. There are libraries, study rooms, a students’ restaurant, IT facilities, parks and green spaces for recreation and reflection, cafes and entertainment venues, and even an indoor sports hall.
The Faculty has been attracting and welcoming students from around the world for over twenty years.
International Neuroscience Institute – Hannover is a world-famous neurosurgical institute with internationally renowned neurosurgeons and highly specialized modern equipment for diagnostics and therapy. Due to its expertise, the INI-Hannover is a reference center of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies for the training of neurosurgeons from all over the world.
The INI’s patients come from the Hannover region, Germany and 50% from abroad. Therefore, the institute is internationally oriented in every respect. The architecturally extraordinary building of the INI in the shape of a brain has a capacity of 96 normal inpatient beds on 4 wards for the accommodation of patients. There are additionally 14 beds in the intensive care unit. The institute has a total of 6 operating theaters with cutting edge technology for all types of neurosurgical interventions. This also includes 2 hybrid operating rooms with intraoperative MRI (Brainsuite®), as well as with intraoperative CT (Airo®) and a biplane angiography system.
The operating theaters provide the most modern surgical microscopes, endoscopes, navigation systems and neuromonitoring units. Following the interdisciplinary philosophy of the institute, all relevant specialist areas are anchored in the institute in addition to neurosurgery, e.g. neurology, anesthesia, orthopedics, internal medicine, oncology, ENT and ophthalmology. This enables diagnostics and therapy from “one hand” for the benefit of the patient.
The institute is certified as a center for skull base surgery according to the GSB guidelines. The International Neuroscience Institute – Hannover also offers the possibility of modern computer and robot-assisted neurorehabilitation in combination with neuromodulation (TMS and electrical). The INI is located in the heart of the Medical Park in Hanover and thus has a direct clinical, scientific and infrastructural connection to the institutions represented here.
Since its foundation in the year 2000 INI Hannover has been a center for teaching fellows and students from Hannover, Germany and from all over the world. The activity of INI focuses not only on the daily surgical activity as center of exellence for neurosurgical procedures but also on education programs. To reach this goal, innovative training technology and teaching methodology are used.
The INI is a multi-professional training facility and provides training for doctors, medical residents and other healthcare professionals through a variety of courses. Under the supervision of international experts, surgical skills and surgical approaches can be trained. Training scenarios are offered in form of a Cadaver dissection lab and virtual reality simulation which are facilitated by a faculty of experienced staff. Both methods provide the closest situation to reality for healthcare professionals to rehearse both routine and, less common, life-threatening events. The program is designed and delivered by skillful and experienced faculty.
Hospital Lusìadas Porto is one of the major healthcare providers in Portugal and belongs to UnitedHealth Group, the largest healthcare group in the world. Lusíadas Saúde distinguishes itself through its innovative and prestigious services.
With nearly 20 years of experience, the company goal is to provide the best available resources and means to our clients, counting over 6.000 healthcare professionals that assisted with top of the range technology to provide exceptional conditions in all Lusíadas Saúde facilities, translating the group mission and compromise to better serve our clients and improve continuously. Currently, Lusíadas Saúde has 13 hospitals and clinics that stand out for the quality and innovation of their services.
Its fundamental role is to Make Health Care Work for Everyone. The healthcare environment must be engaged in constant change, yet embody a positive dynamic – it must change progressively. In turn, Lusíadas Saúde must be thoughtful advocates of such change. It must value and be proficient at adapting to change as we pursue a course of continuous, positive and practical innovation as a core competency within our enterprise. With proven ability to grow, develop and introduce innovative projects and technology into the clinical activity.
Lusíadas Saúde aims to contribute to clinical differentiation, better outcomes and high levels of customer experience. Lusíadas Porto Hospital, Lusíadas Saúde Group: Lusíadas Saúde is one of the 3 largest private healthcare providers in Portugal. It comprises 6 hospitals and 5 clinics across the country. Lusíadas Saúde was the first private healthcare group in Portugal to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).
With over 20 years of experience, the group is renowned in the healthcare sector and has six Joint Commission International accreditations. Regarding technology, the group has 3 hospitals validated with Himss level (one of the only 4 hospitals in Europe with level 7, and 2 with level 6). This distinction from JCI is an efficient management and hospital health and safety assessment tool, it reinforces the innovation and differentiation of Lusíadas Hospitals and Clinics, pertaining to the safety of the processes and procedures, which involve patients, its internal operations and the care of the service provided.
The surgeons and doctors are committed to the highest standards of medical care and the hospital pride itself on the expertise of our consultants and nurses. Many doctors are internationally renowned within their areas of speciality. What are the activities and experience of the organisation in the areas relevant for this project? What are the skills and/or expertise of key persons involved in this project? The hospital is equipped with the most modern equipment and the operating room is supported by specialized professionals, operating in compliance with the strictest safety rules, which makes it possible to carry out complex surgical procedures.
Also, Lusíadas Porto Hospital through the Lusíadas Knowledge Center manages health education, research, and clinical innovation. Has been assuming the mission of assuring access to training, education, research, and innovation, supporting the acquisition of new knowledge and skills to health professionals, as well as transferring knowledge to the community at large, helping our customers and their families to make more informed decisions about their health.
Lusíadas Porto Hospital collaborates with major Academic Institutions, namely Universities receiving students during their studies and also for residency programmes, and collaborates in projects. It already has several activities carried out, namely 17 innovation projects, 12 clinical trials, 17 observational studies, 80 investigator-initiated studies, more than 120 training and education events.