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Full list of the 45 SALEIE Project partners shown in table format, together they represent 27 different countries, 26 of which are within Europe.


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University of York, England

Tony Ward

The University of York was opened in 1963 and has, since then expanded to over 12,000 students with over 30 academic departments and associated research centres. York and Cambridge top the teaching league with the highest scores in official teaching assessments. York is rated in the top 10 of the 172 Higher Education institutions for research and is in the top 100 of the World University ranking. The University has approximately 2000 members of academic and support staff and over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its key activities are teaching, research and knowledge transfer/business spinout. The University is committed to excellence in teaching and research activities and has won a number of Queen's Awards for support to Industry. All academic departments are academically administered through a Board of Studies which reports to a University wide Teaching Committee. These bodies ensure that all academic programmes conform to our high quality standard and comply with best practice in the specification, design, delivery and review.


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University of Porto, Portugal

Maciel Barbosa

The University of Porto was founded March the 22nd 1911. Presently more than 28.900 students (of which more than 6.000 at post-graduate level) study at the 14 schools that, with a high level of autonomy, are part of the University, the largest in Portugal. Offering 53 graduate courses in all major fields of study and almost 140 Master courses, the University employs about 2.270 teachers (of which more than half hold a PhD) and more than 1.700 technical and administrative staff. The University of Porto carries out high quality research in all fields of study and has 69 research units, of which 31 were awarded the grade Excellent and Very Good by the Foundation for Science and Technology. 13 are State-associated laboratories. The exceptional qualification level of the teaching staff, combined with advanced laboratory technology and equipment, as well as close connections with the business world, ensure high-quality training, which is fully recognised by the labour market. The University takes an active part in several university cooperation groups and networks, namely Compostela Group, Santander Group and EUCEN.

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University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dimitar Dimitrov

The Faculty of Telecommunication is one of the biggest faculties of Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria. It has 61 teachers (9 full professors, 21 assoc. professors , 31 assistant professors) and 16 employees - an excellent team of highly qualified specialists. There are 3 departments (“Radio-communication and video-technologies”, “Communication Networks”, “Management and Technologies in Communication”), which comprise 8 divisions and 3 laboratories for scientific research. At the Faculty of Telecommunications currently are studying 31 Ph.D. students, 300 Msc students and 1600 BSc.

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Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, France

Jean-Marc Thiriet

Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 (UJF) was founded in its present form in 1971, but the history of Grenoble university dates back to 1339.
A research-intensive university offering programmes in science, technology and medicine, Universite Joseph Fourier currently comprises over 17 000 full-time students of which 20% are in graduate studies. 4500 academics, researchers, administrative and technical staff collaborate in over 100 research laboratories the majority of which are associated directly with national and international research organisations present in Grenoble. Foreign students represent 12% of the universitys total student population, but almost 30% in PhD programmes with some 100 nationalities represented on campus.
Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees are delivered in all of the following areas: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Information Science; Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics; Life Sciences, Biology; Earth and Universe Science, Environment; Engineering; Medicine; Pharmacy; Geography, Regional planning and development; Sport Science.

The university benefits from the exceptional local scientific and technological context including the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, in an international and high-tech industrial environment. Grenoble has a long history of scientific discovery and innovative research, most recently in the field of micro- and nanosciences and technologies and in Information Technologies.

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Ruse University, Bulgaria

Nina Bencheva

University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" is an autonomous state higher school. It follows its calling to disseminate knowledge, to carry out fundamental and applied research and to implement innovations in practice, which aids the formation of highly qualified specialists for the sustainable development of the region and the country. There are eight faculties and two branches in the structure of the University. Around 10 000 students and PhD students are taught in state-of-the-art study halls and research laboratories by more than 480 highly qualified lecturers. Teams from University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" participate in a lot of multi-lateral and bi-lateral agreements in the field of science and education.

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IST Lisbon, Portugal

Maria-Joao Martins

Since its creation in 1911, Instituto Superior Tecnico is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. At IST, we aim to give our students and alumni the education and the knowledge tools to improve, to change and to shape society through science, technology, and entrepreneurship. We provide top quality higher education, strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing our students in an exciting and global environment geared towards solving the challenges of the XXIst Century.

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University of Craiova, Romania

Dorin Popescu

The University of Craiova offers excellent conditions of study to its 32000 students, in various fields embracing 120 specialisations. The Teaching Package includes 3 stages of academic studies (BA, MA, Ph.D) that are ensured by over 1000 teaching staff and high technological equipment. The institution organises bachelor, master, PhD. studies in the field of Electrical and Information Engineering. The university has a Department of Quality Management and a Department of Distance Education (distance education as a component of life long learning). There is a continuing education centre at the Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics.

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Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Lenka Lhotska

The CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE (CVUT), was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg, on the basis of a foundation deed signed by Emperor Joseph I and dated 18 January, 1707. It is one of the oldest technical universities and currently the leading technical university in the Czech Republic with approx. 24 000 students enrolled in engineering courses. CVUT with over 1500 members of academic staff is also one of the largest research institutions in the Czech Republic.
The university provides high-quality university education through an extensive portfolio of primarily engineering branches of study, conducts basic and applied research and numerous scientific projects with great emphasis on industrial use and applications. It cooperates closely with both domestic and foreign-based institutions. It educates dynamic future experts, scientists and managers who will be flexible in adapting to the requirements of the market. 

The research and education is performed at 8 faculties: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering; Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology; and 4 university institutes: Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (established 2013), Klokner Institute, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings.

The SALEIE project partner is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering that educates new experts in the fields of electrical engineering, telecommunications, electronics, automation, informatics, computer science, biomedical engineering and biomedical informatics.

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University of Rennes 1, France

Olivier Bonnaud

The University of Rennes 1 is a pluridisciplinary University located in Brittany. This University is the main partner of “European University of Brittany”, a consortium of 11 academic Institutions in Brittany (West of France). University of Rennes 1 has 23000 students in the field of Sciences (including Electrical and Information Engineering, Physics Chemistry, Earth, Biology), Health, Law, Economy and Philosophy. 1700 students enrolled at doctorate level are depending of the doctoral schools managed by the University. The University has been involved since many years in international cooperation’s as well in the fields of research activities as in pedagogical ones.

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Vasile Goldis, Western University of Arad, Romania

Antoanela Naaji

Vasile Goldis, Western University of Arad was founded in 1990, and accredited in 2002 by Law 240. In September 2007, the University signed the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna, thus becoming part of the European Higher Education Area. Synthetically outlined, the teaching and research mission of the university is the following: higher education institution, center of scientific research and innovation, source of technological and socio-economic inventions, innovations and development, provider of specialized services for the community, etc. Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad is structured over the three higher education cycles (B-M-D), six faculties, 23 bachelor fields with over 13,000 students, 23 master programmes and two doctoral schools Medicine and Biology, with over 200 PhD students. Under the aegis of the Senate, interdisciplinary, innovative and multicultural scientific research is integrated in the University's research institutes and centers: Institute for Life Sciences, Center for Psycho-Pedagogical Counseling, the Center for Social Research and Opinion Polling, six cultural centers, the ITA-GOLDTECH Technological and Business Incubator, etc. Academic resources for scientific research also include the University Botanical Park of Macea, with a surface of over 21 hectares.

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University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, France

Georges Zissis

Since its creation in 1969, UPS has been expanding its offer of multidisciplinary education in the fields of science, health, engineering, technology and sports, developing one of the most important scientific research clusters in France.  Centred on Toulouse, European space and aeronautics capital, UPS is a renowned European university with a global outlook. is the second largest scientific University in France and host each year around 27000 students (11000 graduations per year in average), supervised by approximately 2300 teachers-researchers. UPS is delivering around 500 PhD degrees every year. UPS is part of “University of Toulouse” cluster. It is one of the 8 French Universities, which won “Initiative of Excellence” national Challenge. UPS is one of the leading French universities, in the quality of its teaching, the breadth of its scientific research and the number of students it attracts. With university courses aligning with European harmonisation of qualifications, professional training attuned to the world of employment and proactive teaching strategies (supervision and tutorial, internships, professional prospects...), UPS is constantly innovating, bringing realism and ambition to the education it provides. Whatever field is chosen: core sciences, life sciences and health, technology, sports or human and social sciences, all courses are available full or part-time. Our University has strong activity in the domain of international relations. First, in the domain of European programs (Erasmus students and teacher exchanges, Erasmus Mundus projects) Paul Sabatier University is partner of three masters Erasmus Mundus (Space Master, MESC, TCCM), and coordinator of an INTERREG IVB project and three Erasmus Mundus STRAND2 projects (NESSIE and TECHNO 1 & 2). Second, in the domain of international student mobility programmes such as Crepuc (Quebec), Tassep (Canada, USA). UPS has more than 1000 cooperation agreements (especially and dual PhD degrees) worldwide.

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Gheorghe Asachi Techical University of Iasi, Romania

Marian Poboroniuc

The GHEORGHE ASACHI Technical University of Iasi (TUIASI) is a Higher Education and research institution which finds itself in a continuous process of improving its performances. Within its 11 faculties, 3 departments (among which a distinct department specialized in the training of the didactic personnel) and 11 Doctoral schools TUIASI carries out over 100 programs of University studies (license and masters) and post-university studies of great diversity and quality, which are recognized on a both national and international level. Nowadays a number of approximately 15000 students are following the study programmes of the university.

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University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Renato Rizzo

The University of Naples Federico II is the oldest state University in Europe. It was founded by Frederick Hoenstaufen in 1224 in order to create a fervent centre of civic thought capable of elaborating and developing the principles of state and social organization he had devised. The pleasant scenary of its location, the value of the professors employed, the high standard of scientific research carried out along with the attention focused on the specific needs of students, are all factors that contribute even today, in making this University one of the most prestigious of Italy. Harmoniously inserted in the fabric and culture of the city, it has the advantage of not being isolated from the other ongoing activities. Today, as in the past, faithful to the spirit of Frederick II’s foundation, it is a melting pot for eminent scientists, learned men of letters and talented statesmen who hold prestigious positions in Italy and throughout the world.

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Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Josef Jasenek

The Slovak University of Technology (STU) is the first Technical university in Slovakia. It was founded in 1937 and at present time it includes 7 faculties (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technoilogy, Faculty of Material Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies.  At present time there are cca 19000 of home and foreign students studiing in all forms of study programes. Slovak University of Technology is a research oriented university. During its existence, the university significantly contributed to development of scientific knowledge, enrichment and utilisation of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. The university pursues research in all the areas in which university education is provided, thus in the areas of architecture, civil engineering, geodesy, cartography, chemical technologies, food processing, machinery, electrical engineering, electronics, informatics, information and communication technologies and applied physics, mathematics, economics, social science as well.

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Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Gert Jervan

Tallinn University of Technology (TTU), founded in 1918 is the oldest and biggest university in Tallinn and the second largest in enrolment in Estonia. TTU has over 13 000 students and more than 800 academic staff members. TTU offers a wide variety of educational degree programmes in the bachelor, master and doctoral level, which include both traditional and new fields of modern technology, economics and business. TTU, the only university of technology in Estonia, is committed to high level basic and applied research significant on the global and national scale, implementable in teaching and promotion of innovation. The mission of TTU is to provide educational, research and innovation services in the fields of engineering and entrepreneurship, which are internationally competitive and significant for Estonia's sustained development.

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University of Burgundy, France

Meriaudeau Fabrice

The Universite de Bourgogne (uB) offers academic and professional programs in all scientific disciplines, including the health sciences. The university is composed of 22 units-11 academic faculties, 4 schools of engineering, and 7 institutes, including 1 devoted to viticulture and oenology. In the fields of this application, the PhD studies are organized in topical national Graduate Schools. The PhD students have personal study plans, a PhD supervisor throughout the process, and post-graduate courses. The university has both International Office and International Student Services, and the international activities are based on a large number of cooperation agreements.

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Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Grindei Laura

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca was founded in 1920 and presently includes the following 13 faculties: Automation and Computer Science, Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Machine Building, Building Services, Architecture and Urban Planning, Materials and Environmental Engineering, all these in Cluj-Napoca, and also, starting from 2012, the faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Sciences and Mineral Resources within the North University Center of Baia Mare. Within the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca 1622 academics staff are employed and approximately 19.183 students are enrolled.

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Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Crete

Giorgos Papadourakis

The Technological Educational Institute (TEI), located on the beautiful island of Crete, was founded in 1983 in order to provide Higher Technical Education to the students of Greece. The Technological Education Institutions were established in 1983 and they form part of the higher education system in Greece just like the universities. Recently, in 2001, they were upgraded to university status with technological orientation. It comprises the schools of: Applied Technology (with annexe in Chania and Rethimnon), Health & Welfare Services, Management & Economics and Agricultural Technology assisted by the departments of General Sciences, Foreign Languages and Physical Education. Students at the TEI follow courses for three and a half years including lectures and practical work in laboratories. In addition, they complete a work placement and dissertation before graduating. Education at the TEI offers up to date training in technological subjects and prepares students to develop into skilled, responsible and qualified members of society.

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University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

Hamed Yahoui

University Claude Bernard Lyon1 (UCBL) is one of the largest scientific Universities of France. UCBL has 85 departments in fields such as Biology, Medicine, Material Science, Physics, Computing, Technical and Chemical Engineering. UCBL has a strong experience in current methods of embedding dialogue through the use of technology in teaching and learning. Spiral* is a homemade web portal developed for teacher and learner and use innovative developments in this area.

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University of Oviedo, Spain

Samuel Ver Hoeye

The University of Oviedo 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.

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University of Limerick, Ireland

Ian Grout

The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent university with approximately 1,400 staff, 10,000 undergraduate and 2,000 postgraduate students. The mission of the University of Limerick is to be a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. The vision of the university is to be internationally known as a distinctive, pioneering and connected institution that provides outstanding student experiences, actively engages in research and is globally and locally connected in terms of its contribution to economic, social and cultural life.

UL offers a wide range of programmes up to doctorate and post-doctorate levels in the faculties of Science & Engineering, Business, Education & Health Sciences, and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. In all areas, the European dimension has been consistently highlighted in the education curriculum. For example, since the inception of the ERASMUS and SOCRATES programmes, the University of Limerick has very enthusiastically embraced the underlying ideals of these exchange programmes. The University of Limerick has actively facilitated students from throughout the European Union, and from the Applicant Countries, to study for one or two semesters at UL. The University organises incoming and outgoing mobility for over 1000 students per year, with over 200 partners throughout Europe and a further 40 international partners.

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Politechnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Paul Svasta

The Center for Technological Electronics and Interconnection Techniques from Politehnica University of Bucharest, (UPB - CETTI), was founded in 1995 as a research and training center, according with the new Romanian legislation for education and research. Like other electronic packaging centers in the world, the main objectives of CETTI are to offer a substantial support in electronic packaging activities for innovative SMEs and to sustain educational and training for continuing education of the human resource involved in electronics industry.

UPB - CETTI operates as an Electronic Packaging Education, Training and Research Environment within the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest (UPB), the largest and oldest technical university in Romania. It has been implemented in 2004 the ISO-9001 quality management system and is IPC member since 1997. CETTI is a founder member of APTE - Association for Promoting Electronics Technology. Also, CETTI organizes since 1995 the international symposium SIITME The International Symposium for Design and Technology of Electronic Packages and a professional student contest TIE- Interconnection Techniques in Electronics (since 1992).

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Cracow University of Technology

Wojciech Mysinski

Throughout over 60 years of its existence, the Cracow University of Technology has often updated study programmes and courses, each time adjusting them to the current scientific conditions and needs. Along with the academic programmes, CUTs infrastructure has been improved. There are 13551 full-time students, 4206 extramural students, 1121 academic teachers, Total university staff is 2173. Cracow University of Technology has 7 Faculties:
Faculty of Architecture,
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Faculty of Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Nowadays, the premises of the Cracow University of Technology cover 110 ha. Apart from the main campus in Warszawska Street there are also: the campus in Czyzyny, a former royal palace in Podchorązych Street, an ancient mansion in Kanonicza Street located near the Wawel castle and the historic buildings in Zakopane, Janowice and Wola Zreczycka. The Sports and Recreation Centre administers two modern sports centres, including tennis courts (in Kamienna Street and in Czyzyny), and the Sailing Club in Zywiec.

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Technical University of Denmark

DTU Ballerup Campus

Anna Friesel

Copenhagen University College of Engineering is the largest of its kind in Denmark. Since it was founded in 1881, the University College has greatly expanded its programmes and facilities. It is currently situated in attractive surroundings in Ballerup outside Copenhagen and commands 42.000 sqm of functional and beautiful buildings designed by the PLH Architects. The Copenhagen University College of Engineering is situated 15 km from the heart of Copenhagen. The University College is neighbor to a high-tech industrial area, which make it easy to cooperate with industrial companies. There are 2000 full time students, around 500 students from more than 40 countries studying degree programs or exchange programs taught in English. Another 500 students take evening classes to complete courses in continuing education.
The University College offers bachelor-level post-graduate courses through the Department of Continuing Education. Finally, the University College has an admission course for those who wish to attend engineering studies. The course is an introduction to engineering aimed at those with practical experience. We have a broad outlook, and the educational methods and tools are chosen so that they support an embracing and visionary study environment. The courses consist of a combination of team-oriented instruction, project work in groups, traditional classes, excursions and experiments in scientific laboratories. The programs are taught by 100 faculty members with a masters or PhD degree in their field and they continuously develop their educational methods as well as the more technical aspects in order run state of the art programs. At present we offer 10 Bachelor degree programs taught in Danish and 4 Bachelor degree programs taught in English. We have 4 one semester exchange programmes and 8-10 summer school courses taught in Danish and English. In cooperation with Aalborg University in Ballerup, we offer 2 Master degree programs. The relevant areas of research and education are: electronics and telecommunication, wireless technology, information and computer science, energy systems, automation and robotics.

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Riga Technical University, Latvia

Ilmars Slaidins

Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest (established in 1862) and the second largest institution of higher education in Latvia, offering advanced study programs in Engineering, Technology, Natural Sciences, Architecture and Business Administration. All study programs are developed with the aim to qualify for the status of a high-standard European university. At present the number of students has reached 17000.

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University of Zaragoza, Spain

Francisco Javier Arcega Solsona

The 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.

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University of Bordeaux 1, France

Helene Fremont

The University of Bordeaux 1 is situated in the Bordeaux suburb of Talence. Its focus is on sciences and technologies. These include, biological sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and sea sciences. It has many important laboratories, including a neuroscience research center and a computer science research center.

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University of Vigo, Spain

Juan C. Burguillo

The University of Vigo, 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 Universitycommunity 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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Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Jan Ligus

Today the TUKE has nine faculties, around 16 000 full-time undergraduate students. Almost 900 teachers work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff. TUKE caters for a wide range of educational needs not only in the East-Slovak region, but throughout Slovakia and Central Europe, as in many specializations it is the only centre of education and research in this area. TUKE closely co-operates with other universities and with industrial organizations throughout the region and the Slovak Republic. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, has been one of the leaders in Slovak technical higher education. The Faculty is committed to providing its students with the best possible experience of education for their future career and leadership in their profession, for admission to advanced degree programs, and for lifelong learning. The faculty offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time courses, which are relevant to industry's needs. Graduates leave our departments well equipped to meet the needs of industry and development/research institutions and get their jobs with ease.

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Haute Ecole de la Province de Liege, Belgium

Joseph Barsics

HEPL is an 8000 student institution newly created in September 2007 through the merging of 3 HEIs and is nowadays offering a full range of degrees in a wide variety of domains including: technology, agronomy, social, business and paramedical.

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University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Janusz Juraszek

University of Bielsko-Biala (Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Bialej) was founded in October 2001 as an independent governmental academic institution. Previously, science 1969, it was a branch of Technical University of Lodz (Politechnika Lodzka). At first, there were only electrical, machine-building and textile industries fields of study, as traditional for the region. As the economy changed, university developed new faculties such as Humanities, Environmental Protection, Information Sciences and Management.

The University of Bielsko-Biala cooperates with Universities from all over the world, mainly in Europe. Both students and academic staff have the opportunity to develop their skills studying and doing various forms of training in foreign countries, within European programmes (mainly within Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus, Scholarship and Training Fund).

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University of Maribor, Slovenia

Tatjana Welzer

UM-FERI is one of 17 faculties of the University of Maribor. We have around 2500 students and 270 members of our staff out of these around 50% researchers, some are full time researcher, and the rest are part time researchers and work basically as teachers and assistants. We are giving lectures in 20 study programs on three levels of academic education and one level of professionally oriented program. Programs are covering the following study areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, Media Communications, Telecommunications, Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering. We are very active in the Long Life Learning program especially in Erasmus and have yearly around 70-80 incoming students for study as well as for Entrepreneurships.

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Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Algimantas Valinevicius

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is the university with the deepest traditions in the field of technology studies. The university which has evolved from the higher education courses established in 1920 (hereinafter University) offers 27 undergraduate study programmes in the field of technology. The University in which the results of fundamental and applied research are integrated into the study process consists of 13 faculties, in which academic activities are carried out by 73 academic departments, 27 centres and 6 institutes and 15 research laboratories, the International Studies Centre, with one research laboratory, Library, 13 institutes, which include 8 centres and 19 research laboratories, 5 centres which include 2 research laboratories, 18 administrative and support divisions.

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University of Malta, Malta

Ernest Cachia

The University of Malta is an autonomous state-funded higher educational institution, which comprises 10 faculties, a number of interdisciplinary institutes and centres. The university also home the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) and the IOI International Ocean Institute Malta Operational Centre. As part of the University of Malta, the Foundation for International Studies runs the Future Generations Programme, the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics and the Islands and Small States Institute.

The University of Malta is currently the only tertiary level education accredited institute in Malta. The main emphasis is on undergraduate level education, but it also runs programmes leading to a Masters and Doctoral level. Currently, the University population is about 11000 students, of which 1300 are following a postgraduate programme and 600 full-time academic staff; 550 administrative staff.

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FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Miglena Dontschewa

Centrally located on the borders to Germany and Switzerland, Vorarlberg, Austria's westernmost federal state, is home to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. The University is well-known for its international focus and its strong commitment to international activities. The University places special emphasis on the mobility of students and lecturers and on active participation in European projects. Currently the University is involved in partnerships and projects with more than 80 European universities.

The implementation of the Bologna Process has been and still is one of the University's main strategic goals. All study programs are organized according to the two-tier bachelor's and master's system and ECTS was introduced in 2000. For its excellent work in internationalization, the University was awarded the ECTS Label and the Diploma Supplement Label in 2005. In order to facilitate cooperation with its partner universities, many courses at the University are conducted fully or partly in English and the University also has a strong focus on internationalization at home.

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Ege University International Computer Institute, Turkey

Dr. Bahar Karaoglan

Ege University International Computer Institute - ICI has been founded for providing graduate education and supporting research activities in the area of information technologies. One important goal is to closely follow the latest developments in information technology and work for the transfer and widespread use of the related developments in Turkey. Both application-oriented and theoretical studies are targeted. Cooperation with industry is given high-priority and joint projects are encouraged. Establishment of close relations and undertaking joint projects with international establishments are also targeted.

The institute has a statute of multi-discipliner department under Natural Science Institute. Post graduate studies both master and doctorate degrees are delivered with program names:
Information Technologies (with and without thesis; master and doctorate)
Information Technologies and Internet Security (without thesis, 2.nd education; master only)

Computer Sciences and Information Technologies (joint doctoral program with Izmir University, Turkey)

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Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Félix Buendía-García

The Universitat Politccnica de Valcncia (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).

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Grid - German Workforce Distributed Learning, Germany

Fanny Klett

Workforce Lab is an innovation-related SME serving academia, industries and business in identifying, developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies in the area of ICT into manifold education, training and knowledge engineering domains by leading to an increased Return-on-Investment for the organisations. In addition, it hosts the German Workforce Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Laboratory run in cooperation with the US Government toward definition, coordination and execution of advanced technology and standardisation projects in the field of ICT for Learning, Education, Training and Job Performance.

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Telemark University College, Norway

Saba Mylvaganam

Telemark University College, also known as TUC, (Hogskolen i Telemark or HiT in Norwegian) has approximately 5 500 students, and is the 4th largest, out of 24 state-owned, university colleges in Norway.
TUC has campuses in Bo, Notodden, Porsgrunn, at Rauland and in Drammen, and offers one of the broadest spectrum of academic opportunities in the country.
Telemark University College offers programmes based on research, artistic development and experience-based knowledge of the highest quality. The research activity at the university college is steadily growing and is highly prioritised at TUC. TUC currently offer one PhD programme in Process-, Energy- and Automation Engineering, and we have applied for accreditation for PhD programmes in Culture Studies and Ecology.

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Bergen University College, Norway

Carsten Helgesen

Bergen University College is a state higher education institution with about 7000 students and 700 staff and faculty. It is organised in 3 faculties; Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, each offering a broad range of Bachelor and Master programmes. They all share a commitment to excellent teaching, research and knowledge transfer through relevant study
programmes aimed at various professions: school and preschool teachers, health and social workers, engineers and economists. We focus on sustainable relations locally as well as internationally in order to continue developing high quality study programmes and our R&D activities.
Bergen University College has an extensive range of international partners for student exchange, a majority of them being Erasmus agreements. We have increased our international student exchange activity steadily over the last 10 years, from around 190 to around 360. The Faculty of Engineering offers study programmes in most engineering disciplines: electrical engineering, civil engineering, marine and mechanical engineering as well as information technology (computing).

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University of Split, Croatia

Tomislav Kilic

The University of Split was officially established on 15 June 1974 when the units having already had an effect in their professional, scientific and teaching areas entered its structure.

As a predominant scientific and teaching institution in the region the University of Split has expanded during the course of the past 40 years to include eleven Faculties, one Academy of Arts and four University Departments. There are about 22,000 students enrolled in the University's undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs.

The focus of the research work carried out by the University is on scientific areas with reference to disciplines characterized by natural, cultural, historical, social, economic and other features of the region as a part of the Croatian Adriatic and the Mediterranean region as a whole. This involves the research and protection of art and construction heritage, philology, field crops, oceanography and fishing, Adriatic botany and zoology, island and coastal economy, Adriatic tourism, maritime law, nautical science, naval architecture and a range of other specific disciplines such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, electrical and mechanical engineering, social sciences, kinesiology, humanities, health sciences, forensics, all of which distinguish the University of Split, not only in Croatia but also beyond its borders.

In 2009 University of Split has obtained Erasmus Extended University Charter and actively participates in students, faculty and staff exchange through around 150 LLP bilateral agreements. Besides Erasmus, International Relations Office administrates other international projects like Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Ceepus.

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University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany

Frank Boochs

University of Applied Sciences Mainz (UASMz) offers a broad field of education, ranging from technological studies over business administration to art and design. The diversity of studies is an ideal base for an exchange of skills, experience and knowledge with technological education as one important core element. The university offers 36 graduate and undergraduate study programmes among those 8 job integrated courses and supports lifelong learning offers.

The University in which the results of applied research are integrated into the study process consists of 3 faculties, in which academic activities are carried out by 197 scientific staff members based on a total budget of 37 Mio Euro (2010). Activities are organized in 10 teaching units, 7 research laboratories, the International Office, library, administrative and support units.

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St Petersburg State University, Russia

Igor Soloviev

Founded in 1724, St. Petersburg State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia. During the 285 years of its existence University secured the right to be acknowledged as one of the best institutions of higher education in Russia: its rich history, modern large-scale research activities, development and innovations make University ahead of the curve in the field of Russian science. At present, there are more than 32,000 students in University, receiving education in more than 323 specialties in 20 faculties. University's staff comprises almost 14,000 people, including nearly 6,000 teachers (1,000 Doctors of Science, over 2,000 Candidates of Science, 42 Academicians of state academies) who represent 289 academic departments. St. Petersburg University is one of the leading international research and educational institutions. The University participates in the international scientific and academic programs and fairs. The University is member of 13 international associations and actively cooperates with the international organizations. St. Petersburg State University offers a range of Masters Degree Programmes taught in English.