University of Trento – Italy
The University of Trento (Italy) is a young, medium sized University located in the Alps of Northeast Italy. The University of Trento aims at academic and life-style excellence in a human-scale city offering outstanding services and quality of life.
Trento international standards, increasing over the years, create a solid policy basis and links with the local administrations and the territory, resulting in enhanced services to its students and to the academic community. The result is a wide range of excellent courses, supported by a high-level scientific research profile and by international academic and industrial cooperations with relevant achievements at international level.
Being a relatively small University and thanks to the Opera Universitaria, the University of Trento offers its members a very attractive package of services. Among the University strengths is its outstanding international character and a number of cooperation bonds and projects with universities in all Continents which open up several opportunities to study and work abroad, while the community of international lecturers in Trento fosters an on going and effective dialogue with the territory.
Educating young professionals, giving them sound preparation, maturity and awareness of skills and requirements needed by the global job market, is a goal that the University of Trento pursues every single day, in the belief that its most relevant responsibility– and indeed the duty of all universities – is to contribute to development and innovation of the territory they belong in a worldwide boundless scenario.
Departments and Centres
- Civil, Environmental and Mechanical engineering
- Economics and Management
- Faculty of Law
- Industrial engineering
- Information engineering and Computer science
- Psychology and Cognitive science
- Sociology and Social research
- CIBIO – Centre for Integrative Biology
- CIMEC – Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences
- SSI – School of international studies
University of Innsbruck – Austria
The Innsbruck University (UIBK) Austria was founded in 1669 and is a comprehensive university counting 15 faculties at present. Most students come from the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, South Tyrol (Italy) and Germany.
Innsbruck University (UIBK) Austria specializes in the field of European programmes and external dimension activities. They have a unique expertise in the field of research into the people and environment of the Alpine Region.It is currently the largest education facility in the AustrianBundesland of Tirol, the third largest in Austria behind Vienna university and the university of Graz and according to the times higher education supplement world ranking 2010 Austria’s leading university. Significant contributions have been made in many branches, most of all in the physics department.
The new plan of organization (having become effective on October 1, 2004) installed the following 15 faculties to replace the previously existing six faculties:
- Faculty of Architecture,
- Faculty of Biology,
- Faculty of Catholic Theology,
- Faculty of Chemistry And Pharmacology,
- Faculty of Economics And Statistics,
- Faculty of Education,
- Faculty of Technical Sciences (Formerly Faculty of Engineering Science and before that Faculty of Civil Engineering),
- Faculty of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences,
- Faculty of Humanities 1 (Philosophy And History),
- Faculty of Humanities 2 (Language And Literature),
- Faculty of Law,
- Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics,
- Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science,
- School of Political Sciences and Sociology,
- Innsbruck University School of Management.
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy Sofia– Bulgaria
The University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – Sofia or UCTM was founded in 1953. This is a state university that has accreditation with one of the highest scores in Bulgaria ( 9,1 out of 10) The University has accreditation from the European Federation of National Associations of Engineers. UCTM operates on the principle of academic autonomy under the Bulgarian Higher Education Act and the internal regulations based on priorities of the European Higher Education Area. The University has approximately 4000 students annually (bachelors, Masters and PhD). Bachelor degrees offered are in the field of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection, Information Technology and Control Engineering, Industrials Safety and Industrial Management. Additionally more than 40 Master and PhD degree courses are offered in these areas. Some Bachelor and Master courses are taught in English, French or German.
University of Cyprus – Cyprus
University of Cyprus specializes in the field ofInternational Scientific Recognition in European Higher Education and offering Competitive Programmes and to become a Centre of Excellence in the wider Euro – Mediterranean Region.
The programmes of studies at the University of Cyprus are based on credit hours. One credit hour is normally equivalent to one weekly 50-minute ‘class’ per semester. To graduate from the University, a student must successfully complete 120 credit hours as described in the programme of the Department, which must include 12–15 credit hours of free elective courses outside the major area of studies and from at least two faculties of the University. In addition to the 120 credit hours, the student must complete the University’s foreign language requirement of 6 to 9 credits.
According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities the University of Cyprus ranks 338th in Europe and 830th in the world.
There are eight Faculties within the University:
- Faculty of Humanities: three departments and the Language Centre
- Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences: five departments and the Oceanography Centre,
- Faculty of Social Sciences and Education: four departments and the Centre for Gender Studies
- Faculty of Economics and Management: two departments, the Economic Research Centre and the Centre for Banking and Financial Research
- Faculty of Engineering: four departments, the Nanotechnology Research Centre, KIOS Research Centre for Intelligent Systems and Networks and the NIREAS International Water Research Centre.
- Faculty of Letters: three departments and the Archaeological Research Unit
- Faculty of Graduate Studies
- The Medicine School
University of Eastern Finland– Finland
The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university with a strong scientific profile. The university is networked with the most central national and international actors representing its specific areas of expertise. The University of Eastern Finland is a public university, which is administered by the Board, the Rector and the Academic Rector, the University Collegiate Body, the Faculty Councils and the Deans. The practical administrative tasks of the university are carried out by University Services and the Administration Service Centres of the faculties.
The University of Eastern Finland has four faculties: 1) the Philosophical Faculty, 2) the Faculty of Science and Forestry, 3) the Faculty of Health Sciences, and 4) the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. The Dean of the Philosophical Faculty is Prof. MarkkuFilppula, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Forestry is Prof. JukkaJurvelin, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences is Prof. HilkkaSoininen, and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies is Prof. HarriSiiskonen.
Technical University of Dresden – Germany
TechnischeUniversität Dresden dates back to the ”TechnischeBildungsanstalt Dresden”, founded in 1828. TU Dresden thus ranks among the oldest technical-academic educational establishments in Germany. In the meantime it is also a strong research university. The Technical University of Dresden specializes on the following interdisciplinary topics: regenerative medicine and molecular bioengineering, materials science, biomaterials and nanotechnology, information technology, population, infrastructure and transport, water, energy and environment, as well as social change, culture and education.
The Dresden University of Technology is organized into 14 faculties. Almost all faculties are located on the main campus South of the city center, except for the Faculty of Medicine which has its own campus near the Elbe river East of the city center and the Department of Forestry in Tharandt.
With 4,390 students the Faculty of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences is the second-largest faculty at the university. It is composed of 5 departments, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The departments are all located on the main campus. In 2006, a new research building for the biology department opened. In October 2006 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft decided to fund a new graduate school, the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering and a so-called cluster of excellence From Cells to Tissues to Therapies.
- The Faculty of Architecture comprises 6 departments. Currently, there are 1,410 students enrolled.
- The Faculty of Civil Engineering is structured into 11 departments. It is the oldest and smallest of the faculties. There are currently 757 students enrolled.
- The Faculty of Computer Science comprises six departments: Applied Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Software- and Multimedia-Technology, Systems Architecture, Computer Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science. The faculty has 2,703 students.
- The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is organized into 13 departments. There are 2,288 students enrolled. The faculty is the heart of the so-called Silicon Saxony in Dresden.
- The Faculty of Environmental Sciences has 2,914 students. The faculty is located on the main campus, except for the Forestry department which is located in Tharandt. The Forestry department is the oldest of its kind in Germany. Its history goes back to the foundation of the Royal Saxon Academy of Forestry (Königlich-SächsischeForstakademie) in 1816.
- The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering comprises 19 departments and has 5,731 students. It is the largest faculty at TUD.
- The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List” is the only of its kind in Germany covering transport and traffic from economy and system theory science to electrical, civil and mechanical engineering. There are 1,536 students enrolled.
Humanities and Social Sciences
- The Faculty of Economics comprises five departments, Business Education Studies (Wirtschaftspädagogik), Business Management, Economics, Management Information Systems and Statistics. There are 2,842 students enrolled.
- The Faculty of Education, located East of the main campus, has 2,075 students.
- The Faculty of Languages, Literature and Culture is structured into five departments, American Studies, English Studies, German Studies, Philology, Romance Languages and Slavistics. There are 3,215 students at this faculty.
- The Faculty of Law is going to close in the next few years. Currently there are still 933 students enrolled. The TU Dresden has partially compensated the closure by establishing a private law school
- The Faculty of Philosophy comprises seven departments, Art History, Communications, History, Musicology, Political Sciences, Sociology and Theology. There are 3,485 students enrolled.
- The School of International Studies is a so-called central institution of the university coordinating the law, economics and political sciences departments for courses of interdisciplinary international relations.
The Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine has its own campus East of the city center near the Elbe river. Currently, there are 2,195 students enrolled. The faculty has a partnership with Partners Harvard Medical International.
- Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
- Dendro-Institute Tharandt at the TU Dresden
- The European Institute for Postgraduate Education at TU Dresden (EIPOS EuropäischesInstitutfürpostgradualeBildungan der TechnischenUniversität Dresden e. V.)
- The European Institute of Transport (EVI EuropäischesVerkehrsinstitutan der TechnischenUniversität Dresden e. V.)
- The Hannah Arendt Center for Research on Totalitarianism (HAIT Hannah-Arendt-InstitutfürTotalitarismusforschungan der TechnischenUniversität Dresden e. V.)
- Center for Media Culture (MKZ Medienkulturzentrum Dresden e. V. an der TU Dresden)
- Center for Research on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (SWM Struktur- und Werkstoffmechanikforschung Dresden GmbH an der TechnischenUniversität Dresden)
- TUD Vietnam ERC, the TU Dresden Vietnam Education and Research Center. The center offers a Master’s course in Mechatronics in Hanoi (Vietnam) since 2004.
- Center for Continuing Education in Historic Preservation (WBD WeiterbildungszentrumfürDenkmalpflege und Altbauinstandsetzung e. V.)
- School of International Studies (ZentrumfürInternationaleStudien, ZIS in German
University of Oviedo – Spain
The University of Oviedo is a public university in Asturias (Spain). It is the only university in the region. It has three campus and research centres, located in Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres.
- Experimental Sciences: Analytic and Physical-Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Environment Technologies, Mathematics, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Operations Research and Mathematics Education.
- Health Sciences: Biochemistry and Functional Biology, Biology of Organisms and Systems, Functional Biology, Medicine, Morphology and Cellular Biology, Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialities.
- Engineering: Telecommunication, Computer Sciences, Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical, Electronical, Computers and Systems Engineering, Energy, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Working and Prospecting, Nautical Science and Technologies.
- Social Sciences and Law: Accounting, Applied Economy, Basic Legal Sciences, Business Administration, Education Sciences, Economy, Private and Companies Law, Psychology, Public Law, Quantitative Economy, Sociology.
- Humanities: Anglo-German and French Philology, Art and Music History, Classical and Romance Philology, Geography, History, Philosophy, Spanish Philology.
Warsaw School of Economics – Poland
The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest business school of university standing in Poland. It is ranked first amongst Polish business schools in the Perspektywy ranking.
The Warsaw School of Economics offers courses leading to Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees to both full-time and extramural students. It also offers programs for doctoral and postgraduate degrees. Its Finance and Accounting program was ranked among the Top 40 European Masters in Management by the Financial Times, 2008.
The Warsaw School of Economics specializes in economics.The teaching processwas computerizedand modernized and contacts were established with the best economic schools inEurope and around the world. Students were given the opportunity to choose lecturers and shape theirown programme of studies.
SGH full-time students are offered the following fields of study in Polish:
- European Master in Law and Economics,
- European Studies,
- Finance and Accounting,
- Quantitative Methods and Information Systems,
- Management (Business Administration),
- Public Sector Economics (Public Administration),
- Social Policy,
- Spatial Economic Policy,
- International Economics.
University of Minho – Portugal
University of Minho is renowned for the quality of its teaching, the quality of its students, the public recognition given to its Alumni and for its intervention and strong links with the local community and the surrounding region. They specialize in field of economics. As of 2013, the University of Minho appears on the ranking of Times Higher Education as one of the 100 best universities of the world under the age of 50, occupying the 76th position. In 2014, it placed 75thoverall. The university is widely regarded for the number of citations of its published papers.
The University of Minho (Universidade do Minho) is a public university in Portugal, divided in the following spaces:
- Largo do Paço (headquarters), in Braga
- Campus of Gualtar, in Braga
- Superior School of Nursing, in Braga
- Campus of Azurém, in Guimarães
- School of Architecture (EA)
- Institute of Arts and Human Sciences (ILCH)
- School of Psychology (EP)
- Institute of Education (IE)
- Institute of Social Sciences (ICS)
- School of Economics and Management (EEG)
- School of Engineering (EENG)
- School of Law (ED)
- School of Sciences (EC)
- School of Health Sciences (ECS)