The Faculty of Medicine’s principle of short ways informs the organizational structure of the DBE. Is designed to enable (1) our researchers to contribute to the well-being of patients and (2) our faculty to contribute to the careers of our students as efficiently as possible. Such a structure, as shown in the organisation chart, must promote flexibility, trust and mutual inspiration at all levels. In addition it must support the growth of the department as well as of the entire discipline of biomedical engineering. Currently, this is realized through the following elements: