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Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and IT service provider adesso found adesso School of Digital HealthDortmund/CologneDortmund/Cologne

Dortmund/Cologne | 1. June 2021

The newly founded adesso School of Digital Health is an initiative established by IT service provider adesso as part of the Hochschule Fresenius. With the initiative’s two partners pooling their competencies, students will benefit from the Hochschule Fresenius’ expertise as well as the practical, project-based experience at adesso. The School of Digital Health will begin with its Digital Health Engineering bachelor degree (B.Sc.), starting September 2021, with additional joint projects and courses in the pipeline.

Potential students can sign up for the new Digital Health Engineering (B.Sc.) degree course, starting in the 2021/2022 winter semester and offered as part of the partnership between adesso and Hochschule Fresenius. Students will attend lectures and seminars at the Hochschule Fresenius campus in Düsseldorf, take part in classes and practical projects at adesso’s Essen site and be able to complete numerous online modules. Not only will students be able to draw on outstanding teaching from and dialogue with highly qualified professors and lecturers at Hochschule Fresenius, they will also have the opportunity to use adesso’s market expertise and practical competencies to put their knowledge directly into practice.

“adesso is an acclaimed IT specialist and we are delighted to have them on board as a partner,” says Prof. Dr Tobias Engelsleben, President of Hochschule Fresenius. “The opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills is of huge benefit to our students. Thanks to this new partnership, they will come into contact with the corporate side of the industry right from day one and establish some important contacts for their future careers.”

The healthcare industry is undergoing a process of digital transformation, just like many other industries. From digital patient records and patient portals to networked administrative processes and new treatment technologies, digitalisation is helping to make clinical workflows more efficient and enhance the quality of care. “The coronavirus crisis has plainly demonstrated the need for digital healthcare solutions,” says Prof. Dr Thomas Teyke, Dean at Hochschule Fresenius. The digital transformation affects hospitals, pharmaceuticals companies, medical technology providers, health insurers and general practitioners alike. “The market is in dire need of skilled professionals who understand the complexities of healthcare and are capable of managing and controlling the trend toward digitalisation,” Teyke continues. The new degree meets these requirements perfectly, combining healthcare, management, IT and digital transformation modules.


Dean of Studies Prof. Dr Thomas Teyke from Fresenius University of Applied Sciences: "The Corona crisis has highlighted the need for digital solutions in the healthcare sector." (Photo: private)

Dr Thorsten Vogel heads up adesso’s Health business. In his view, the new adesso School of Digital Health is ideal for young people who want to be driving forces in healthcare. “This degree course will train students to drive digitalisation in healthcare. We are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute our practical expertise in the areas of e-health, telematics, data, analytics and IoT to this partnership.”

The officially recognised Digital Health Engineering bachelor degree offers graduates outstanding prospects for future careers at hospitals, health insurers or healthcare companies.

The adesso School of Digital Health is the second degree course at a private university that adesso has been involved in as a practical partner. Last year, adesso launched its School of Coding and Software Engineering at the XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.


Dr Thorsten Vogel is head of the Health business line at adesso and is looking forward to working with Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. (Photo: private)

Interested students can find more information on the new adesso degree course at https://www.adesso.de/de/unternehmen/adesso-school-of-digital-health/index.jsp and at the Hochschule Fresenius website https://digital-health-school.de/.

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