Learning from the Experts – Research Academy Lucerne

Research drives advances in science - this is why the Osteology Foundation is committed to running an intensive course on good scientific practice and research methodology. 26 participants from 12 different countries attended the Core Module in Lucerne this year.

The one-week intensive course provided an overview of the planning and running of a study project from A to Z. In classroom sessions with leading experts, such as Niklaus Lang and Reinhard Gruber, case studies and exercises in teams the young researchers learned  the Essentials of Research Methodology, how to plan, conduct, evaluate and publish the results. The participants thereby particularly liked the highly interactive classes and the casual atmosphere.

The interaction among the participants as well as the experts was regarded as extremely valuable. They discovered that they have very similar experiences and problems in their research practice despite coming from different countries and cultures from all-over the world, such as Egypt, Brazil, Europe and China.

The dates for all up-coming courses can be found on the Osteology Research Academy website. Education Grants are available for participation in the courses. Application is possible online. Deadline: 1 December.

What the participants said after the course

“I loved the informal atmosphere. The lecturers were engaging and inspiring, and gave me the opportunity to dispel several research doubts I had.”

Elena Calciolari, United Kingdom 

 “An outstanding, well-structured course, with the world’s best experts in the field of dental research.”

Mahmoud Shalash, Egypt

“I feel very privileged to have been selected for an education grant from the Osteology Foundation and to be attending the Osteology Research Academy, learning from great renowned professors. This will definitely make a big difference in my career.”  
Vanessa Camillo de Almeida, Brazil (right in picture)

 “The ORA Lucerne gave me the opportunity to meet interesting colleagues from all over the world in a great atmosphere. Attending high-level presentations and workshops broadened my scientific horizon.”

Jonas Lorenz, Germany 

“Attending the Research Academy Lucerne was of greatest value for gaining knowledge on practical aspects on clinical and pre-clinical research provided by experts from different disciplines. The great course environment provided the opportunity to interactively discuss and learn how to work within a team, especially during the workshops.”

Aliye Akcali, Turkey

"An excellent course for young clinicians that are heading for research in the field of oral tissue regeneration.”
Bo Chen, China


Impressions from the Osteology Research Academy 2015 in Lucerne