Established in 1966, The University of Bradford today has over 12,000 students enrolled and seven main schools. In particular the University is well known for Computing, Peace Studies, Engineering, Management and Media Technology. Almost 25% of students are international students, and come from over 100 countries. In 2005, the University of Bradford announced a massive project to create the world’s first ‘Ecoversity’ whereby the university would strive to reduce its environmental footprint by reducing waste and using sustainable materials, and would embed sustainability into everything that the institution does, including teaching and research. The University of Bradford has excellent experience in coordinating and collaborating on a range of large scale global, European and national research initiatives, the 3.1 million HEFCE award for the Ecoversity project on sustainable development being a case in point.
Bremen University maintains numerous contacts all around the world. The University’s internationalization strategy encompasses both regional as well as topic-based goals, beacon projects, and numerous individual initiatives. Part of the University’s Internationalization Strategy is to advance cooperation in all these areas. The Strategy formulates the University’s internationalization goals for the future and is being constantly updated.
With 290 professors and 19,000 students, the University of Bremen is a mid-sized university offering a large spectrum of subjects; 100 different study programs organized in 30 academic disciplines. The University was quick to introduce the new structure of Bachelor and Master studies and was awarded the title “Bologna University” by the Standing Conference of the Länder Ministers of Education.The University of Bremen was founded in 1971.
The University of Cyprus (UCY) was established in 1989 and is the main research organization in the Republic of Cyprus. The Department of Computer Science has a full-time staff of 21 faculty members, 6 visiting-faculty members, 4 teaching-staff members, over 50 full-time researchers, 300 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate students. The Department offers the Bachelor degree in Computer Science (240 ECTS) , as well as 5 Master degrees – 90 ECTS (Master in Computer Science, Master in Internet Computing, Master in Intelligent Systems, Professional Master in Advanced Information Technologies) and a Ph.D. degree – 60 ECTS in Computer Science. Around 10 Ph.D. and 45 M.Sc. students are enrolled every academic year. Over the last 6 years, the Department has been involved in more than 130 research projects funded from both the European Union and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation with total funding of over 13 million euros.
Leeds Metropolitan University is an international university with worldwide horizons. It is one of the most popular universities in the UK with a lively international student community from over 120 countries. Leeds Met not only offers undergraduate and postgraduate provisions but also professionally certified provisions for businesses (e.g. Apple, Zend, Adobe, Red Hat, and PRINCE2). Currently, there are approximately 27,000 students on our courses offered by four faculties with a total of 2,800 staff members: Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Carnegie Faculty, Faculty of Business and Law.
Leeds Met has earned its reputation for excellence in all areas from sports to business. Leeds Met has won the prestigious title of UK Centre for Coaching Excellence whose primary responsibility is to offer support for a wide range of sports, players, and coaches through the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Leeds Met is also the official UK Education partner for the 2008 Commonwealth Games in Pune, India, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Leeds Met has also been selected as the Centre of Excellence for Event Management in Yorkshire and the Humber. This provides opportunities for employers and learners to access quality assured training provision to help tackle skills shortages across the region. Leeds Met was named the ‘Greenest University in the UK’, won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community’ award, and named a ‘Highly Commended University of the Year’. Leeds Met Libraries and Learning Innovation (part of the Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology) has received the Government’s Customer Service Excellence Award (the replacement for the Chartermark which the service has held since 2004).
Leeds Met is well known for being the University of Partnerships. Its partnerships (sporting, education, cultural, business, and community) are very dynamic and the up-to-date list is at: http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/cpv/ . International Volunteering at Leeds Met provides opportunities for staff and students to be involved in volunteering programmes (e.g. fundraising, educational activities, community building project, construction work, conservation work, etc.) across the globe (e.g. Africa, Asia, Europe, America, etc.).
The Mobile and Converging Technologies Research Group (led by Professor Colin Pattinson) in the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University works in three cognate areas: the operation and management of distributed systems; software product and process improvement methods and the environmental impacts of information technology. Members of the group have led the development and delivery of research-orientated MSc programmes in Green Computing; Mobile and Distributed Computer Networks; and Software Development. The group has significant partnerships with industrial organisations relevant to this field of research. In particular, it was a founder member of the Nortel Technical Solutions Academy and has carried out funded research on behalf of Cisco, JANET (UK) and JISC. The Faculty also numbers Google, Redhat, Zend, Techmesh, JANET (UK), Nortel, Adobe, and APPLE among its recognised technology partners.
Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s top government research agency (www.csiro.au ) that has over 6,600 highly qualified researchers and developers in various areas of science and technology. ICT Centre (www.ict.csiro.au ) is a CSIRO division focusing on Information and Communication Technologies. Information Engineering Laboratory (IEL) of ICT Centre is a world-class applied Computer Science research lab that has capabilities in four science areas: Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Service Computing and Semantic Data Management. IEL is involved in a number of EU FP7 projects and activities that are supported by the EU and CSIRO. IEL is also closely collaborating with leading Australian Universities in engaging students in industry-relevant projects. CSIRO has a large contingent of Masters and PhD students who are collaborating with CSIRO researchers and enjoy internship, scholarships and scholarship top-ups funded by CSIRO.
FSM (Faculty of Sciences of Monastir) has awarded since its construction in 1978: 11216 bachelors in science, engineers or qualified technicians, 755 master’s, 217 doctorates, and 62 university enabling (“habilitations universitaires”)
Since 1990, FSM has been pioneer in teaching and research in Microelectronics, electronic compounds and systems on chip, and in chemical substances as well. In FSM we got 6 labs, 20 research units and 6 common research units, representing almost 500 full researchers. The funding is almost public but backed by international project financing.
University of Applied Sciences Harz. As a young and innovative university of applied sciences Hochschule Harz can look back on a rapid development since it was established in 1991. At the heart of Germany, in two locations, Hochschule Harz educates academics for daily professional life. Ultramodern and market-oriented courses of study, practice-oriented teaching as well as first-class technical equipment are its defining strengths. Currently, about 3300 students are enrolled in more than 30 bachelor and master degree programmes in the Departments of Automation and Computer Science, Public Management and Business Studies. Hochschule Harz enjoys a very good reputation, both domestically and abroad. A complex network offers the best contacts to national and international partners in research, business, politics and administration.