University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (WSEI)
is a non-state higher education institution, funded in 2001, that offers full university degree programmes in a range of academic disciplines. With over 5 000 students (of which approx. 80 % extramural learners), is a nationally recognized university, demonstrating a commitment to engage in partnerships with EU organizations and institutions to support education, training and research. WSEI offers a distinctive educational experience, through a range of vocationally related courses / undergraduate, graduate & postgraduate courses, incl. economics, management, computer science, supported by a strong research and knowledge transfer activities (Centre for Information Technology and Transport Safety).
The University maintains close co-operation with many education institutions across Europe, adopting an increasingly international outlook, and is committed to maintaining a high level of research arising from scientific programs along with the development of the collaborative links with industry, commerce and also R&D sector on an international level.
The Project Team at WSEI has an extensive experience in preparing applications, implementing and coordinating projects, which have been selected for funding under the range of EU initiatives. We focus on building bridges between business and academic sector, creating links between work and education through introducing new innovative methods and tools to academic curricula.
Research in the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin is supported by the Centre for Projects and International Cooperation as well as Finance Department, which are both experienced in assisting with the budgetary and management of EU founded projects. The Centre provides the broad spectrum of activities, enabling to acquire EU resources for the various groups of participants.
The Centre for Projects and International Cooperation is focused on preparation and implementation of the following types of projects: Educational projects, Research projects, Training projects; International projects; Information & training projects.
University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin founded the Academic High School Sport Championship. It started its activity from 1st of September 2013 year. The objective of the school was to create possibilities of combining effective sports training with giving good results of teaching at the high school level.
Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)
is a public enterprise engaged in providing education at the university level, conducting research, and developing applied research and arts activities. VMU ranked as the TOP 700 university in QS University ranking, is a classical university of liberal arts with over 9000 students, 10 faculties, Music Academy, World Lithuanian University. Offers 90 degree programmes, 26 BA and MA full-time degree programmes in English. Collaborates with over 370 universities around the world, member of international networks and organizations (EUA, EAIE, EDEN, BSRUN, AABS, IEEE, AMS,NISPAcee, ECPR, etc.). Research is organized on a cluster basis. Currently 39 research clusters are active at VMU. Offers doctoral studies in 18 scientific fields, based on joint and interinstitutional Ph.D. studies.University has bilateral agreements with 140 universities in 30 countries around the world; Erasmus agreements with 161 partners in 28 European countries. The university has developed Lithuanian Diaspora Academy (with diaspora in US, Poland, Russia, etc). Each year a number of international and regional research conferences, workshops and seminars are organized. International relations are established by projects and networks (thematic research and study), international summer schools, by developing joint and double degree Master programs (Baltic studies with Bocconi university, in Finance and in Marketing with Louvain Catholic University, Law with Texas Tech University, etc.). International study networks and IP programs (e.g Campus Europae, AFECA) allow university and its 10 faculties to expand its scope internationally. University is actively developing innovations in education and research, develops strong business partnerships with leading Lithuanian and global companies. VMU is the institution which develops plurilingualism in the most efficient way in Lithuania. VMU Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) offers the range of over 30 languages to students, VMU academic and non-academic community and city residents.
The University of La Laguna (ULL)
the oldest in the Canary Islands, has more than 200 years of history and is an institution open to the world. With over 23,000 students, more than 1,800 lecturers and 800 administrative and ancillary staff offers a high quality catalogue of degrees and research programmes ranging from all the humanities to the positive sciences. Its main activities are educational and research activities, meeting the objectives of the European Higher Education Area, helping graduates in the labour market and fostering the economic development of the Canary Islands region.
Recently recognized as a European Regional Campus of International Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education, it has at the same time huge ties with Latin America and Africa being a university in the north Atlantic region stretching over 3 continents. It is a big community located in one of the regions with the greatest biodiversity and natural wealth in all of Europe. Our historical and cultural heritage dates back before Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas.
ULL is equipped with research infrastructures of medium / high cost, performing at a very high level in the fields of biodiversity (Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands, Canary Centre for Biomedical Research - CIBICAN), physics (Institute of Materials and Nanotechnology) or astrophysics (University Institute of Astrophysics in collaboration with the internationally recognized Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
It has eleven University Institutes, most of them with a long and distinguished research career and some of them directly related to KETs – Key Enabling Technologies (biotechnology, photonics, advanced materials and nanotechnology) such as the Institute of Bio-Organic Antonio González; the University Institute of Advanced Studies in Atomic and Molecular Photonics; the Andrés Bello Institute of Linguistics and the Institute of Biomedical Technologies.
Furthermore, ULL holds the General Research Support Service, a modern structure designed to provide scientific, instrumental and technical support to research groups in the institution and to other research centres, offering services and technology to companies in the regional environment and collaborating on business innovation and development. It has been recently recognized by the European Foundation for Quality Management with the EFQM European Management Excellence Seal with more than 300 points.
Its Strategic Research Plan takes advantage of the geostrategic situation of the Canary Islands as an Atlantic Platform for Intercultural Dialogue defining as a strategic goal for the next ten years to become the reference European Atlantic University, a higher education and open research institution to be the preferred destination for students and researchers across Europe and the Atlantic area.
ULL aims to stimulate, enable and increase the participation of international researchers in European and International projects, in collaboration with the research teams and scientific structures of the ULL, the Research and Technology Areas of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) and the companies (SMEs) established in the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife.
The University of Alicante (UA)
was created in 1979. Today it educates and trains more than 36.000 students -2.500 of them are international students - and offers more than 80 undergraduate and 96 postgraduate programmes, consequently it is proportionally one of the fastest growing Universities in Spain. The UA houses 227 research groups in Social and Legal Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Technological Sciences, Human Sciences, Education and Health Sciences and 15 Research Institutes (Water & Environment, Materials, Electrochemistry, Biodiversity, Chemical Processes and Organic Synthesis, and Modern Languages, among others). Thus, the UA employs over 2.400 researchers/ professors and has a complex management /administration structure of 1.300 people, which involves an annual budget of 175 million Euros.
Within the University, the Technology Transfer Office is responsible of all industrial liaison activities and aims to increase cooperation between the University and companies and to promote international activities of regional companies via the Office for International Project Management (OGPI). The office managed the IPR-Helpdesk project during 9 years, till 2010. The UA has been involved in the creation of 6 EBT from the year 2010 on an average of two per year and has managed the application of 43 patents.
UA is a young and dynamic university with vast experience in implementing EU funded projects in different programmes and areas, with experience in more than 60 countries worldwide. In the last 10 years, UA has successfully acted as coordinator of many Tempus, Alfa, Edulink projects involving Third Countries and Lifelong Learning and FP Projects. Moreover, the participation in FP has been increasing in the last years, taking part in 25 5FP, 26 6FP and 42 7FP projects (21 of them coordinated by UA).
The University of Alicante is a strategic and core partner as its Faculty of Health Sciences, especially well-known in Spain for its Nursing Department and Health Psychology Department, is one of the most productive faculties regarding healthcare research in Spain and its professors’ professional background and curricula (always in the top three faculty rankings in Spanish Education Quality). This Faculty has achieved through years a wide network of healthcare institutions (national and internationally) and clinical collaborators that are crucial.
The current Faculty of Health Sciences had its origins in the School of Nursing (EUE) of the University of Alicante (UA) and it has existed now for 24 years. It now offers two Undergraduate Degrees (Nursing and Human Nutrition and Dietetics, since 2001), and several Master Degrees: Nursing Science (since 2006), Public Health, Community Nutrition and Dietetics Clinical and Food Science, Research in Nursing, and the Master Degree on Culture of Cares. PhDs on Health Sciences, since 2008 with different research guidelines. Currently the Faculty of Health Sciences has more than 1,500 students enrolled across all their qualifications, with the increase in students since 2000 of 36.2%. Research in health sciences is now 16% of the scientific income of the Alicante University. The scientific production places the faculty in a prominent place among the other centres of this HEI. Teaching staff have achieved over the past 5 years almost one million euros in research grants and contracts. The current academic status of the Faculty is excellent, as a significant effort has been made in the continuous improvement of its training and research plans, and its training capacity is supported quantitatively by the high number of students who complete their studies each year.
Alicante has participated in other EU projects related to Healthcare and Nursing such as ISTEW Project (Improvement Science Training of Healthcare European Workers), where they have participated actively. In October 2014, the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Alicante started its implication at the Palliare Project (funded by EU as well in 2014) being the lead partner for methodological workpackages. On the other hand, Alicante has considerable experience on managing a range of externally funded projects in Spain, Latin America and USA; and is an active partner at the EIP-AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing).