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European Partner institutions: France; Germany; Italy; The Netherlands; Portugal; Spain


Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille1 offers educational programmes in many different disciplines to about 18,000 students: Science and technology, Economics and Business, Social sciences and the Humanities. It has placed the construction of a European space and international scientific cooperation at the top of its agenda. Its participates in 16 international programmes. One important area of international cooperation is the development of research themes and training for managers in university engineering, notably in Conakry (Guinea), Franceville (Gabon) and Bangui (RCA).


Technische Universität München

Technische Universität München (TUM), covers a large spectrum of fundamental and applied research with studies ranging from engineering, natural sciences, including life and medical sciences, to economics. Today TUM comprises 13 faculties with more than 23,000 students (about 20 percent of whom come from abroad). It was recently selected as an University of Excellence by the German authorities, is a member of several international university networks some of them with more than 150 universities: T.I.M.E Top Managers for Europe, ATHENS Advances, Advanced Technology Higher Education Network, GE4 American European Exchange in Engineering, International Association of Universities.


Università degli Studi di Padova
Università degli Studi di Padova

The University of Padua is a 13th century university which consists of 13 faculties, among which an Agricultural faculty, Economics faculty, Education faculty and Medical faculty. It has been and continues to be very active in international education. It participates in several international networks such as the Coimbra Group and it has from the start participated in many EC supported projects in various programmes such as TEMPUS projects and ALFA, as well as Socrates Thematic Network projects.


The Netherlands
University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (RUG) is the second oldest university in the Netherlands, established in 1614. This research university has an international profile. It has 25.000 students and it is a member of the Coimbra network of universities. The institution is a leading research institute with a very international profile and a strong track record of contributions in science, technology and medicine worldwide. All 9 faculties, including Arts and Humanities, Theology and Philosophy, offer study programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The university runs so-called educational master programmes to train future secondary school teachers for a large range of subjects, from history, languages to economics, physics, chemistry and mathematics. These programmes are organized in close cooperation with general secondary education. The university attracts students and researchers from all over the world. It has cooperation agreements with leading universities in the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zeeland, China, etc.


Universidade do Porto

The University of Porto (UP) is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal. With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an wide variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. It has nearly 29,000 students, of which 2000 international students. Ittakes an active part in several university cooperation groups and networks and has established cooperation protocols with Universities all over the world.


Universidad de Deusto

The University of Deusto (UD) has two campuses, one in Bilbao with seven faculties (such as Engineering, Philosophy and Education, Political Science and Sociology) and one in San Sebastian with two faculties (Economics and Business Administration and Humanities). UD coordinates many international projects, among which in cooperation with Groningen, the Alfa-projects Tuning Latin America which includes 186 universities from 19 LA countries and representatives of ministries and conference of rectors of these countries. It also coordinates a UNESCO Chair for the formation of human capital, 2 Joint Doctoral Programmes on Migration and Peace and Conflict, several Intensive Programmes including one on business law and Curriculum Development Projects on languages and regional health.


Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Autonomous University of Madrid is one of the most prominent universities in Spain. It has eight faculties, including Economical Science and Business Management, Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy and Liberal Arts. It combines high educational quality with research excellence and with attention to international relations, supported numerous International Cooperation treaties, programs of exchange, research and training with universities everywhere (USA., Canada, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, China and Japan among others). It has a Centre specialized in LA Studies with the objective of promoting the mobility and education of students, professors and managers of the UAM in universities of LA, facilitating research and teaching on the different social, cultural, economic and political facets that characterize LA countries, and coordinating and disseminating all these joint activities.


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