Three research centres are located at DPU: the Centre for Digital Technologies in Dental Medicine and CAD/CAM under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Constantin von See MaHM, the Centre for the Natural and Cultural History of Man under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt W. Alt, and the Biosciences Centre under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Engel, each with globally recognised publications in high-impact-factor journals. These research foci result in research projects with around 30 renowned partner universities worldwide, as well as with the cooperating industry.

One of the primary assets of the Bachelor’s Programme in Human Medicine is the division of neurodegenerative research under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralf Braun. All the necessary equipment and facilities were created at DPU for this purpose. “Health and Healthcare Research” forms an interface to the future Master’s Programme, in which clinical research will play a further important role.