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Universitat Politecnica de Valencia:
Félix Buendía-García
University of Oviedo:
Samuel Ver Hoeye

University of Zaragoza:
Francisco Javier Arcega Solsona
University of Vigo:
Juan C. Burguillo


Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

The Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (UPV) is a public educational institution that offers modern, flexible degrees that are designed to meet the demands of society, as well as official postgraduate programmes that are subject to demanding quality control systems. 

It has three campus sites with a total of 36.187 students, 2.843 members of teaching and research staff, and 2.396 administrative and services staff. It is the only Spanish technological University ranked among the best in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University).

The UPV is composed of 11 schools and 2 faculties, which offer a total of 27 bachelor’s degrees and 56 Master’s and 28 Doctor’s degrees, implemented in keeping with the most demanding methods of quality assurance in Spanish higher education. The UPV has the largest offer of life-long education in the whole of the Spanish university system. Activities during 2010 can be summarised as follows: 1.439 courses, 82,453 students, 3,787 teachers and 120,000 teaching hours delivered. International efforts focus on both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and take the form of student, teaching and research staff mobility programmes, joint degrees, access to qualifications of international recognition, to research programmes and specific development projects in America, Europe, Asia (China, Japan, etc,) and Oceania (Australia).

University of Oviedo

The University of Oviedo, Spain is an institution dedicated at higher education since the year 1608. A total of nearly 2000 professors are teaching in 57 higher-degrees and have expertises in almost 150 different areas.

The department of electrical engineering has been involved in several programs related to quality improvement of the education, enterprise oriented postgraduate education (master and doctorate), and Lifelong learning in Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE). The department is involved in several collaborative projects with technology centres and enterprises with a main activity in EIE.

University of Zaragoza

The University of Zaragoza, Spain (Universidad de Zaragoza) has been involved in the educative and scientific development of our region throughout collaboration with regional government and also with industry by means of “Research plus Development” actions.

It is associated with different economic, political and educative institutions to settle the venue of the Massachussets Institute of Technology in Saragossa. It has taken an active role in the so called G9, Group of nine Spanish universities that aim to promote the international view in education, enlarge the universities’ links, and take an avant-garde place in the use of new technologies and innovative methods in education.

University of Vigo

The University of Vigo, Spain, born in 1990, is a higher education institution involved in the promotion of knowledge and research, with a pro-European and Atlantic vocation.

The University manages education in different areas (technical studies, sciences, social sciences and humanities) and includes 14 Faculties, 4 Technical Schools, 4 University Colleges and 5 Depending University Colleges.

The University community includes more than 25.000 students (around 24.500 undergraduate and graduate students, and about 1.300 postgraduate students), 1.300 teachers and researchers, and about 650 administration and service staff. Teaching and research activities take place in 46 Departments and 257 Research Groups which provide: 56 degrees, 59 doctorate programmes and 17 own postgraduate diplomas.

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