The Aalto University is the oldest university of technology in Finland and a pioneer in the field of technology in the country.
Founded in 1849 the newly-established Technical School of Helsinki began the organised teaching of technology in Finland. In January 2010, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Art and Design formed a new university - Aalto University. The merger opens up a world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research. The goal for the new university is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialised disciplines by 2020. Aalto University is based in Otaniemi in Espoo, 10 km from the centre of Helsinki on a campus designed by Alvar Aalto. The School of Science and Technology is committed to the provision of high-quality education. We aim to equip our students with a firm foundation of knowledge needed in various fields of technology to enable their continuous professional development and ensure that they meet the requirements of an increasingly international operating environment. Although we focus on technology and natural sciences, our department of Architecture successfully keeps up the traditions of Finnish architecture.
Grenoble Institute of Technology is a European leading technical institute and a main French Center for the training of engineers and Doctors. It’s a federation of 6 engineering graduate Schools.
Located in the capital of the French Alps, in a Scientific area (15 000 researchers) and an urban campus (120,000 square meters), Grenoble Institute of Technology has been training engineers and Doctoral students in key technologies for more than 100 years. The Institute offers 22 different fields of engineering training, 11 joint Master degree programs, 6 international degrees (fully taught in English) including one Erasmus Mundus Master, and 6 Doctorate curriculum along with specialized training in 6 scientific topics and technologies:
Advanced Systems and Network
Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences
Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Telecommunications
Paper Science, Print Media and Biomaterials
Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics and Materials Science
The research of the Grenoble Institute of Technology is done in 29 research laboratories (4 abroad Research Centers with international standard) specialized in engineering sciences in 6 key domains: Energy, Environment, Information and Communication, Materials, Micro and Nanotechnology, Production Systems.
IST provides top quality Higher Education and is deeply involved on Research, Development and Innovation Activities according to the highest international standards.
IST is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. Since its creation in 1911, IST is providing top quality higher education, as well as developing Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities according to the highest international standards.
IST offers a variety of educational programs (M.Sc and P.hD) that give the students the broad skills set need to pursue their goals, whether that means working as engineers, founding a company or embracing a research career. We help our students grow as creative thinkers and leaders.
Research at IST is organized in centres/institutes that pursue challenging research programs and address problems with a strong societal impact. These areas are often intertwined together and many centres work in multiple areas, crossing domains of competence and application. Research programs range from long-term initiatives to more applied research with the involvement of industry.
As part of its strategic policy, IST is actively involved in several networks and international programmes to promote student mobility, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as internships for participating in IST’s research activities.
KU Leuven (which refers to ‘Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’) is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born and has grown within the Catholic tradition. From its Christian perspective, KU Leuven endeavours to be a place for open discussion of social, philosophical and ethical issues and a critical centre of reflection in and for the Catholic community.
KU Leuven offers its students an academic education based on high-level research, with the aim of preparing them to assume their social responsibilities.
KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad.
KU Leuven encourages personal initiative and critical reflection in a culture of idea exchange, cooperation, solidarity and academic freedom. It pursues a proactive diversity policy for its students and staff.
KU Leuven aims to actively participate in public debate and the advancement of a knowledge-based society, and, in doing so, puts its expertise to the service of society.
From a basis of social responsibility and scientific expertise, KU Leuven provides high-quality, comprehensive health care, including specialised tertiary care, in its University Hospitals. Hereby it strives toward optimum accessibility and respect for all patients.
KU Leuven carries out its academic activities at various campuses, research parks and hospital facilities in close cooperation with the members of the KU Leuven Association and with its hospital partners.
KTH builds on its strong academic tradition through long-reaching research platforms and expanded international engagements and cooperation.
For over 180 years, KTH has earned a reputation for pioneering research, engineering genius and science on the cutting edge. The largest, oldest and most internationally diverse technical university in Sweden, KTH is also the most prestigious and academically acclaimed, ranked as one of the leading technical universities in Europe.
As long as it has existed, KTH has strived to drive the progression of society by educating tomorrow’s engineers, innovators, scientists and leaders in business and politics. KTH aims to spur technological advancement to combat the global challenge of climate change, a goal that is reflected in its academic emphasis on environment and sustainability.
The schools at KTH offer a variety of courses in engineering and architecture, including a large number of courses and Master’s programmes in English. The university is very internationally minded, with a large proportion of students from all over the world. The growing number of foreign students has become an important element of the development of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. KTH’s main campus is located in Stockholm, within walking distance of almost everything the city has to offer.
Cooperation across subject and faculty borders and an entrepreneurial spirit of education is the hallmark of Linköping University (LiU). Since its foundation in the 1970’s, the university has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research.
During the past decade LiU has experienced rapid growth, involving the establishment of a new campus in the twin city of Norrköping. With a student population of 25 000 and 3 500 employees LiU is one of the major universities in Sweden.
The university is organized in four faculties and 14 departments. The Institute of Technology, i.e. the faculty of science and technology, has more than 9 000 students of which most follow advanced 5-year engineering programmes leading to a degree of MSc in Engineering. There are some 600 PhD students at the Institute of Technology, more than 1 000 employees and a budget exceeding 1 billion Swedish kronor.
Politecnico di Torino is a centre of teaching and research, and one of the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, strongly committed to collaboration with industry.
The Politecnico di Torino (www.polito.it), founded in 1906 from the roots of the Technical School for Engineers of 1859, has a long-standing tradition leadership of polytechnic culture.
Therefore the Politecnico presents one of the most significant universities in Europe for Engineering and Architecture studies, strongly committed to an efficient collaboration with the industry. Currently it holds the 57th position among the top Engineering universities in the world, the 7th in Europe and the 1st in Italy (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking 2008).
The Politecnico di Torino offers excellence technology and encourages the implementation of theoretical and practical knowledge in applied research by focussing on reliable, productive processes as well as organised services and facilities.
Students graduating from the Politecnico will be well grounded in various fields of contemporary science by the end of their studies and will further have the ability to apply their skills in a multitasking and interdisciplinary environment.
Since its founding in 1877 TU Darmstadt is internationally orientated. With its pioneering achievements and scholars it has changed the world.
TU Darmstadt is the scientific and cultural heart of Darmstadt and a vital factor in the prosperity and progress of one of Europe’s most important urban regions.
As long as it has existed, TU Darmstadt worked hard for worldwide reputation through education, research and its answers to crucial questions of the future. Its focus on technology – from the perspective of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences – ranges from basic research to applications for day-to-day life.
TU Darmstadt plays an important role in Europe especially for research and achievements in the fields of engineering, political science and computer science. Students study and conduct research jointly which guarantees the university’s success. Thus, students qualify for best opportunities and positions.
As a matter of course, TU Darmstadt is aware of its social responsibility in the area of research and education. Hence, it focuses on increasingly important fields such as energy and mobility, information and communications, and construction and housing.
Trinity College has a long established reputation for the quality of it’s research and teaching. It has produced some outstanding scholars in the Physical Sciences & Engineering such as Hamilton, Marsh, Parsons and Walton.
Trinity College Dublin, the only constituent College of the University of Dublin, was founded in 1592. Trinity’s world wide reputation attracts students from over 90 countries to study at all levels from 1 year visiting to doctoral students. The importance placed on research ensures that our courses are continuously revised and updated to reflect recent developments particularly in Engineering and Science.
The main campus is situated in the heart of the city of Dublin and covers 16 hectares of cobbled squares and green spaces around buildings which represent the accumulated architectural heritage of over 3 centuries as well as state of the art modern buildings. Many of Ireland’s important cultural and historical centres are within easy walking distance of the College.
The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is one of three faculties in the College and comprises 8 Schools:
Biochemistry & Immunology
Computer Science & Statistics
Genetics & Microbiology
For the year 2007/2008, the research income for the Faculty was €38.8m with over 2,500 peer reviewed publications in leading international journals. In the same period, some 200 students graduated with research degrees. There are 19 undergraduate and 26 postgraduate courses offered within the Faculty, so there are plenty of choices for 1 year visiting students.
Uppsala University is Scandinavia’s oldest. It is a "complete" university with teaching and research from science and engineering to law and theology.
The Faculty of Science and Technology consists of sections for Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, and Mathematics and Computing. A recent international evaluation of the entire university identified many areas of research classed as of very high international standard and world leading, many of these within the Faculty. Many education programs are collaborative programmes involving more than one of the sections. This is especially true for the advanced 5-year engineering programs. The Faculty also encourages programs that include components from other parts of the University, such as social sciences and medicine. Some programs are also run in collaboration with the Agricultural University in Uppsala.
The Faculty has about 9000 students, half of them following advanced 5-year engineering programmes.