The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is multilingual, international and strongly focused on research. With almost 6500 students originating from over 100 countries, staff from 50 countries as well as more than 60 partner universities around the globe, “internationality” is probably one of the qualifiers which characterises the University best. It is one of the few in the world to be multilingual, offering bilingual (French/German, French/English), trilingual and English taught courses. Its’ students and staff have chosen a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to the European institutions, international companies and the financial place Luxembourg.
The University of Luxembourg offers a range of Bachelor programmes, however the focus lies on Masters and PhDs. Research focuses on a choice of priority areas, which are Computational Sciences, Law (notably European Law), Finance, Educational Sciences, Security, Reliability and Trust, Systems Biomedicine as well as Physics and Materials Sciences, Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation/Audit, and Sustainable Development.
The University is a public institution that wants to serve Luxembourg as a platform of reflection, and develop into one of the motors of economic diversification.
The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) is an education and research institution, which aims to promote the quality of higher education and to develop competitive research units, both at a national and at an international level.
FCUL offers 16 undergraduate programmes, 15 second cycle degrees and two Integrated MSc programmes. In research, with more than two hundred on-going projects, research activities at the Faculty of Sciences are carried out in 20 Laboratories and Research Centres or Institutes embracing a variety of domains in Science and Technology. Many of these R&D activities are carried out in collaboration with international teams and are funded both at national and at European levels. Research activities are undertaken mainly in the following scientific fields: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Operations Research, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, and Astronomy, Biology, Computer Science and Informatics and Philosophy and History of Sciences.
In its strategic development plan, FCUL established the following primary purposes:
- To promote quality, both in science and in technology;
- To promote a good basic training and a solid specialised training which enables its graduate students to successfully cope with a highly competitive and rapidly changing professional environment;
- To guarantee the initiation to research in active and competitive groups, with an international prominence.
Warsaw University of Technology is a technical research university. The University offers education at the engineer, Master of Science and Ph.D. level in all areas of technology within the different Faculties.
Its tradition dates back to 1826, when the Preparatory School for the Polytechnic Institute was opened. Warsaw University of Technology is at the forefront of the best Polish universities, which is proven not only by the results of numerous rankings, but also by scientific and didactic achievements. A guarantee of its success is highly qualified staff – almost 2500 academic teachers (including 261 professors and 314 associate professors) and over 1000 Ph.D. students conduct research in almost all areas of technology and a number of non- technical disciplines (including management, business and administration). About 35 000 students (among them almost 500 foreign students) learn at 19 faculties and the College of Administration and Social Sciences. Study programmes in English run at present at 5 faculties. A flexible programme of studies, a wide syllabus offer, a well-functioning scholarship system, over 5500 places in students’ hostels, and a good sports infrastructure make WUT a modern university. Warsaw University of Technology is also very active in the process of life-long learning. Numerous postgraduate courses were enriched by the project Third Age University which enjoys great popularity.
National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” was founded in 1898. It is one of the biggest technical universities in Eastern Europe and world-wide known technical and research institution. NTUU “KPI” ranks first nationally, and is especially recognized for its graduate programs. It consists of 25 faculties and institutes (22 – technical/engineering fields of study and 3 – humanitarian ones), 11 research institutes and scientific centres. About 30.000 students are trained at the university within 126 majors. There are 3.500 academic staff members including 750 professors and 2.000 associate professors.
NTUU “KPI” is the largest producer of engineers in Ukraine. 25 % of all students of technical universities in Ukraine are students of NTUU”KPI”. The main study fields at NTUU “KPI” are mechanical, electrical, chemical, medical engineering, electronics, communication devices as well as computer sciences and information technologies.