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You can find here a list of all institutions that are taking part of the project:

Valencia University of Technology

Valencia University of TechnologyThe Valencia University of Technology (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, UPVLC) was established in 1972. The UPVLC is a public institution with legal entity and its own patrimony, and has financial and academic autonomy under the complex regulations and restrictions of the Spanish university law. The UPVLC is dedicated to research and teaching that keeps strong bonds with the social environment. The UPVL is a research oriented institution in the field of Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts. The UPVCL has 34,000 full time students, a department of continuing education with 36,000 students, a Scientific Park and a strong international activity, especially in Latin America with several campuses there. By research outcomes is the 5th out of 70 Spanish universities and it is the first capturing external funding.

Valencia University of Technology

At the UPVLC, the Centre for Quality and Change Management (CQ) was created with three main objectives: Firstly the scientific research focused on the diffusion of their research results and the participation in research projects in public and private tenders. On the other hand the transfer of knowledge and competences of the members of the centre to our society with the aim of helping organizations to search excellence. And finally the integration of both objectives, as the interaction and feedback between researchers and organizations is fundamental for our field of work.
The main connection between the members of the centre is a common interest in the continuous improvement of the activities developed by organizations, the increase in their productivity and also the improvement of their quality with an approach based on total quality and excellence searching.

Danube University Krems

Danube University KremsDanube University Krems is Europe´s only state-run university for postgraduate education. It combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 3,500 students from 50 countries are enrolled in over 130 master programs. Danube University Krems is the largest provider of postgraduate education in Austria and one of the leading competence centres for academic continuing education in Europe.

Danube University Krems

The Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Management combines applied research, postgraduate studies and (institutional and policy) consultancy work. The department consists of three professors, 5 senior researchers and 6 researchers as well as administrative staff and associated professors as members of boards and engaged as lecturers. Research and the master programme on higher education management are based on the idea of the higher education institutions as expert organizations.

The department´s activities are directed toward professionalizing higher education management. A second branch of activities is professional teaching and training and preparation of institutions for lifelong learning. Concepts of lifelong learning require the combination of continuing education in the context of enterprises and firms and higher education institutions. The mission of the department is to work as an European centre for research, management development and continuing education in the process of lifelong learning.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of TechnologyThe Dublin Institute of Technology was established as an autonomous institution under the DIT Act in 1992, but its origins go back to 1887 and the establishment of technical education in Ireland.

There are 22,000 students, including over 10,000 fulltime students and 1,200 international students, 4000 graduates every year, 1,800 staff, including 900 academics in DIT. The Institute offers more than 100 programmes at various levels from apprenticeship to PhDs. The Institute continues to build on its long and proud tradition of providing education to the highest levels. The Institute is a comprehensive higher education institution, fulfilling a national and international role in providing full-time and part-time programmes across the whole spectrum of higher education, supported by research and scholarship in areas reflective of the Institute’s mission. It aims to achieve this in an innovative, responsive, caring and flexible learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced technology available. It is committed to providing access to higher education for students of different ages and backgrounds, and to achieving quality and excellence in all aspects of its work. This commitment extends to the provision of teaching, research, development and consultancy services for industry and society, with due regard to the technological, commercial, social and cultural needs of the community it serves.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella

Istituto Superiore Mario BoellaThe Istituto Superiore Mario Boella is a research centre established by the Politecnico di Torino and Compagnia di San Paolo (Bank Foundation) with the partnership of four firms, whose mission is to foster research in ICT and in higher education, with special emphasis in scientific fields. ISMB aims at building an international centre of excellence and its main activities refer to develop excellent research in specific ICT fields, improve higher education within an e-learning framework and foster synergies between university and the industrial sector. The ISMB operates, in partnership with Politecnico di Torino, through research labs and supplies post-graduate education and executive training in life-long training programmes. Moreover, the ISMB holds a unit on ICT & Society which at present carries on studies and consultancies about social impact of new technologies; higher education and ICT; talent attraction; youth interest on sciences and technologies; social exclusion and technological development; policies for local development based on knowledge and technologies; ICT and e-health sector.

University of Helsinki

University of HelsinkiThe University of Helsinki (UH) is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

The university, with almost 4,000 researchers and teachers, operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations. There are 35,000 students, and a further 30,000 participate in adult education.

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki wants to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society.

University of HelsinkiThe University of Helsinki is also the largest university in Finland, with the widest range of disciplines. The university is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education is part of the University of Helsinki, which belongs to the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It is specialized in short and long-term courses for adult learners with academic background in line with the University of Helsinki Plan for Lifelong Learning. Palmenia has administered and coordinated several international cooperation projects including EU-funded projects.

University of Leon

University of LeonThe University of Leon is a young and pushing public higher education institution with interests in international education right from its beginnings in 1979. With two campuses in León and Ponferrada serve 13.000 students in a varied menu of degrees.
Enrolled in international exchange programs ever since the year 1987, it sends abroad almost 400 students per year and receives 500 foreigners.

University of Maribor

University of MariborThe University of Maribor is the second biggest university in Slovenia. It has 16 faculties and more than 25.000 students and staff. The university co-operates with various institutions of higher education and academic associations throughout the world in all research fields developed by its faculty members. Over sixty formal contracts of co-operation exist, together with several letters of intent and additional contracts currently being developed. Co-operation encompasses numerous activities ranging from study visits to joint research projects.

University of Maribor

The University of Maribor is active in various networks of international agencies (UNESCO, Council of Europe) and in multilateral programmes of co-operation, including Lifelong Learning Programme, TEMPUS, CEEPUS and 7th Framework Programme. Since 2003, UM has been one of the largest providers of practical training, through Leonardo da Vinci placements, for students and young graduates in Slovenia.

University of Porto

University of PortoWith origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal. Close to 29,000 students, 2,300 teachers and researchers along with 1,700 administrative staff attend its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto. With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. In fact, offering over 500 training programmes per year (from degrees to continuous professional training), the University of Porto has teaching solutions for everyone. A high quality of training that makes the University of Porto the most sought-after University in Portugal and the chosen university for candidates with highest grades.

University of PortoEvery year, around 2,000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education. Nearly half of its research units were classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the latest international evaluations. In fact, the University of Porto has some of the most productive and internationally renowned Portuguese R&D centres. In the last years, the University has been focusing in providing greater economic value to its scientific production and recent partnerships with the Portuguese industry leaders have already resulted in several innovations with proven success in the national and international markets. Based at the Rectorate of UP, the Continuing Education and the GATIUP office, part of the Digital University department, have as mission to give support for all users in the use of the structures provides and, among other activities, in the use of ICT in the Teaching/Learning Process, acting for faculty support and promotion of good practices related to e-learning, distance learning and continuing education.  UP has been involved in e-Learning since 1998, when a pilot project started and has been involved in continuing education since 1991. It was one of the four universities that founded EUCEN in 1992.

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