Partner institutions

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty.

Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities.

About 73.930 students study at the Aristotle University (65.026 in undergraduate programmes and 8.472 in postgraduate programmes, of which 3952 at Doctoral level).

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics considers its role as to develop international relations in favour of improvement of expertise, knowledge and international reputation of professors, researchers and students. The University aspires to develop co-operations promoting research and education in the field of international relations as well as to evolve different forms of mobility.

Major targets are:

  • to broaden the international education programs of the University
  • to participate in mobility programs supported by the European Union.

The University reputation has been growing by the approx. 5000 international students, who graduated here. Since the 80's regular full time programs in English have been offered in B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Additional 3000 international students have joined the University programs in mobility schemes for one or two semesters.

Czech Technical University in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Technical University in Prague was established on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg, on the basis of a foundation deed signed by Emperor Joseph I and dated 18 January, 1707.

CTU provides high-quality university education through an extensive portfolio of primarily engineering branches of study, conduct basic and applied research and numerous scientific projects with great emphasis on industrial use and applications. We cooperate closely with both domestic and foreign-based institutions.


Delft, Netherlands

History: Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for over 170 years. On January 8, 1842, King Willem II founded the 'Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade'. The Academy also educated civil servants for the colonies and revenue officers of the Dutch East Indies. It was an Act which took effect on 1st September, 1986, that officially transformed the Institute of Technology into Delft University of Technology, also known as 'TU Delft' (from the Dutch name Technische Universiteit Delft).

Vision: As one of the world’s leading training grounds for these engineers, TU Delft views its role in society as supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy. We position ourselves as an open academic community which, through its scientific personnel and graduates, is represented throughout the academic world and is rooted in our own regional and national, social and economic environment.

Mission: TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

Instituto Superior Técnico

Lisboa, Portugal

Since its creation in 1911, Instituto Superior Técnico is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. At IST, we aim to give our students and alumni the education and the knowledge tools to improve, to change and to shape society through science, technology, and entrepreneurship. We provide top quality higher education, strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing our students in an exciting and global environment geared towards solving the challenges of the XXIst Century.


Istanbul, Turkey

The history of Istanbul Technical University dates back to the Ottoman Empire when it was founded in 1773 as a Royal School of Naval Architecture. Ever since its founding ITU strives to continue to expand its development as a dynamic world university with a mission to provide education, conduct research, and initiate technological developments as a university competing in a rapidly globalizing world.

ITU is located in Istanbul, once known as the capital of capital cities and has many unique features. It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been a capital during two consecutive empires – Byzantium and Ottoman. ITU has continued to develop in parallel with the city. Today, ITU provides education for approximately30,000 students.


Leuven, Belgium

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.

Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.


Trondheim, Norway

Founded more than 1,000 years ago, Trondheim is big enough to host a full range of cultural offerings, yet small enough to offer family-friendly and safe surroundings.

NTNU aims to create the basis for the development of knowledge and to create value – economic, cultural and social. We will make the best possible use of our main profile in science and technology, our academic breadth, and our interdisciplinary expertise to tackle the large and complex challenges faced by Norway and the world community.


Paris, France

ParisTech, the Institute of Science and Technology in Paris, is an inter-institutional co-operative organisation working to develop joint educational, research, and innovation projects in the fields of science, technology and management.

It is a public scientific co-operation institution (EPCS), and groups together 12 Grandes Écoles in the Île-de-France region which are among the most prestigious in their field.

The complementary nature of the areas of excellence of the ParisTech Grandes Écoles provides students, researchers, and all partners with an outstanding pool which allows for a unique transdisciplinarity. At ParisTech, there is close interaction internationally in both teaching and research through the many partnership agreements.


Politecnico di Milano

Milano, Italy

Established in 1863, it is ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design and, in many disciplines, it is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide.

The Politecnico di Milano is nowadays organised in 12 departments and a network of 6 Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design spread over 7 campuses over the Lombardy region with a central administration and management. The 6 schools are devoted to education whereas the 12 departments are devoted to research.

The educational policy of the Politecnico di Milano consists in offering different curricula tailored to the needs of its territory, which is considered one of most developed industrial areas in Europe.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The University Schools joined the following year.

The Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in our society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition.

The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.


Munich, Germany

Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.

Technische Universität Wien

Vienna, Austria

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

TU Wien mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence", through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".

Université Catholique de Louvain

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

UCLouvain places its openness to the world at the heart of its training and research missions. Through student exchanges, hosting international professors and researchers, interuniversity partnerships, participation in European and global networks, and a long tradition of cooperation in international development, UCLouvain has exerted influence throughout the world for nearly 600 years.

Some figures that illustrate the international character of today’s UCLouvain:

  • One in five students is international and more than 120 nationalities are represented.
  • One-third of UCLouvain graduates pursue part of their education overseas, with possibilities to study in more than 80 countries.
  • Among UCL’s 190 master’s programmes, 21 are conducted entirely in English and 45 offer joint master’s degrees.
  • 260,000 individuals from 198 countries have enrolled in one of UCLouvain’s 21 MOOCs.
  • Half of all doctoral students are international; UCL maintains thesis co-supervision agreements with 140 international institutions.
  • A third of researchers who hold a doctorate and work at UCLouvain are international.

Located at a crossroads between Europe’s major capitals, UCLouvain is headquartered in Louvain-la-Neuve, about 30 km south of Brussels. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 4 Belgian cities, including two sites in Brussels.

Louvain-la-Neuve, created in 1971 by the university, is one of Europe’s youngest cities. Surrounded by countryside, it offers an exceptional quality of life to students, researchers, professors and residents. Museums, cinemas, theatres, concert and exhibition halls, a swimming pool and sports centre, restaurants and cafés, shops and green areas form an integrated whole that is renowned for its dynamic and friendly atmosphere. The city’s entirely pedestrianised centre eases access to academic buildings and local businesses and creates an environment in which students, researchers, professors and residents repeatedly cross one another’s paths, weaving a unique social, cultural and economic life.

University Politehnica of Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

With two centuries of existence, our university represents the most prestigious institution of technical higher education in Romania. It is the main source of technical specialists and the best school of engineering in our country. Illustrious personalities with great impact on the scientific community graduated and worked at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest. The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest includes 15 faculties & 2 departments. It employs around 1,500 professors and researchers and provides training for more than 23,000 students.

The mission of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest considers education, research and innovation, as keys towards a knowledge-based society and economy. Creating knowledge mainly by scientific research, giving it out by education and professional training, disseminating it by information technologies, as well as the use of technological innovation, these are elements that define the university profile.

The values we seek in students are main ingredients that we begin our educational process with. The belief in the advancement through science, academic integrity and the dedication to performance are only few of the distinctive qualities of our graduates on the international labor market. Moreover, cultivating the ability to communicate, share experiences and work in creative teams are the core of our educational process.


Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Technology builds upon the traditions of Polish technical universities that used to function in Warsaw – the Polytechnic Institute founded in 1826 thanks to the efforts of Stanisław Staszic and the School of Hipolit Wawelberg and Stanisław Rotwand established in 1895.

Warsaw University of Technology started on its own in 1915 thanks to the efforts of the Association for Scientific Courses and the Citizens’ Committee of the City of Warsaw. Working uninterruptedly, the University has been producing generations of graduates and has had an increasing number of scientific and technical achievements.

It is not only the oldest, but also the best technical university in Poland; in the ranking of Polish universities, it has taken the first place in its category for nine years. At Warsaw University of Technology, over 180 student research groups, organisations and associations are active, and the educational offer includes more than 30 fields of study (also with English as a medium of instruction).