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|Mälardalen University, Sweden (Coordinator)
|Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
|University of Abertay Dundee, United Kingdom
|University of Tartu, Estonia
|Universitat Politecnica de Valencia,Spain
|Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
|Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
|Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
|Lahore University of Management, Pakistan
|Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
|Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
|Tribhuvan University, Nepal
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Mälardalen University, Sweden
Mälardalen University (MDU) is a relatively young university and celebrated its 30th birthday in 2007. In just a few
years the University has developed from a regional university of technology into a broad academy and a powerful
driving force in the region. Today, Mälardalen University is one of Sweden's largest institutes of higher education.
The University has over 13,000 students from all around the word studying one of our approximately 70
undergraduate and master programs, 12 of them taught in fully in English. Education and research is characterized by
high international quality in Technology and Science, the Humanities, Social Science and the Caring Sciences.
The University has extensive cooperation with leading international high-tech companies such as ABB, Volvo,
Ericsson, and Bombardier, as well as other and public communities both locally, regionally, nationally and
internationally. Our research puts applicability in focus, and the University's close linkages with trade and industry are
an important factor in our graduates' success in the labour market after graduation, because of the standard of their
education and their capacity for critical thinking and innovation.
Mälardalen University also educates most entrepreneurs in Sweden. Innovation and product realization are some of the
leading stars in our research and education, with a goal to provide support to the industry to realize more ideas and
achieve more efficient development of new products and systems through knowledge and collaboration. In our arena
for collaboration there are students, teachers, PhD students and researchers that want to create situations where we,
together with the surrounding society, create value for all parts.
MDU has extensive experience in participating and coordinating large international projects. The University has been
coordinating many EU projects including EMECW Eureca, FT7 FIRST, FP7 All-Times, and participated as a partner
in several EU projects such as CHESS, Q-Impress, Sister, BETSY, FABRIC, COMING, etc. MDU also participates in
various other international projects, for example the EU-Canada and EU-USA higher education co-operation
programs, the Tempus programs, and ARTEMIS.
Furthermore, the University participates in more than ten national research schools, and is a member of NoE Artist and
Artist2. We have contacts all over the world, with hundreds of agreements with other universities in more than 50
countries. In 2011, the University attracted more than 800 international students from all over the world.
For more info, please visit www.mdh.se.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was founded in 1956 by the Dutch government. It was the second
institute of its kind in the Netherlands. It is located on its own campus. It is currently home to about 240 professors,
7200 students, 250 PDEng-students, 600 Ph.D. students, 200 post-doc students and 3000 regular employees. It also
supports about 100 student associations and 15 alumni associations. Yearly, the Eindhoven University of
Technology produces almost 3000 scientific publications, 140 PhD-awards, and 40 patents. The university is located
in an area where several companies active in technology are doing their research, like Philips, ASML and DAF. The
university maintains close contacts with most of these companies. In a 2003 European Commission report, TU/e was
ranked as 3rd among European research universities (after Cambridge and Oxford, at equality with TU Munich and
thus making it the highest ranked Technical University in Europe), based on the impact of its scientific research. In
"The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Ranking 2005", it was ranked 74th among world
universities, and 67th in 2006. The university operates several international cooperations with well-known
universities all around the world, including universities in Russia, China and India.
The University of Abertay Dundee
The University of Abertay Dundee (UAD) is an internationally recognised institution which
traces its origins back to the year 1888, when it was founded with a clear purpose: to open up
opportunities of higher education to working people in Dundee - a mission that the institution
has continued to deliver for more than 120 years. Today, the University of Abertay Dundee is
recognised for its distinctive achievements in teaching, learning and research that directly
support the industries of today and the future.
UAD is a state funded comprehensive university created by Act of Parliament; located in
Dundee, Scotland's fourth largest city, in the United Kingdom. Around two-thirds of its
students are from Scotland but almost 80 countries are represented in its student community,
including Germany, France and other EU countries as well as the USA, Canada, China and
As with all UK universities, the quality and standards of the University's academic awards,
and its procedures for ensuring the maintenance of that quality, are monitored by the United
Kingdom's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and its research is evaluated by
the United Kingdom's Research Assessment Exercise. The University has the legal right to
award bachelors, masters, PhD and post-doctoral degrees. Its teaching and learning has been
judged to be of excellence in economics and environmental sciences and its research in
psychology, environmental sciences, and law, is recognised to be of world class standard. Its
world leading development of computing and creative and digital arts degree programmes has
resulted in the University being named as the UK's first national Centre of Excellence for
Computer Games Education. It has Skillset Media Academy status (a UK government agency
designed to recognise excellence in higher education for industry) and its Dare to be Digital
International Creative competition is supported by the Scottish Government, the British
Council, the BBC, Microsoft, Realtime Worlds, EA, and many other world famous
organisations. Winners of the competition are shortlisted for the prestigious One to Watch
Award of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - the British equivalent to the
All of its degree programmes are established within the official Scottish Qualifications
Framework and are compliant with the European Union's 'Bologna' qualifications framework.
The University has European Commission Erasmus Charter status.
There are approximately 5,000 students in its five faculties/schools:
School of Computing and Engineering Systems
Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games
School of Contemporary Sciences
Dundee Business School
School of Social and Health Sciences
More Information on the Schools: www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/schools.
University of Tartu
University of Tartu (UT), founded in 1632, is the largest and most significant higher education institution, and the
only classical university in Estonia. UT is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. UT has an enrolment of
around 18000 students, and employs about 3500 staff, among them 180 professors in 9 faculties. The unit
responsible for the execution of this Erasmus Mundus activity, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, is
one of the most international faculties at UT in terms of study programmes targeted to international students. It has
three master's programmes taught in English, plus an active partnership in the Erasmus Mundus master's course -
NordSecMob. On the whole, every year UT hosts over 700 international students in its degree and semester
programmes. UT adheres to the Bologna process in the organisation of its studies and programmes, which implies
built-in quality assurance and expert evaluations and places high priority on providing international experience for
its students and staff.
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
Since the beginning of our participation in the Erasmus network, the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV)
has been very active in the International scene. As far as students exchange is concerned, UPV receives every year
around 2200 exchange students and sends more then 1200 UPV students abroad under different mobility
programmes. UPV has direct exchange agreements with more than two hundred Higher Education Institutions
(HEIs) from all over the world. In addition, UPV has a wide experience in the management of European
programmes both as a coordinator and as a partner, and has taken part in several Tempus, Alfa and Alban
programmes, ASIA-LINK, 1 EU-Australia, EUROMED HERITAGE and CULTURE, having coordinated 1
Thematic network. UPV participates in three ERASMUS MUNDUS Master's Courses (one as a coordinator), is
involved in 6 EMECWs, one of them as a coordinator (Coopen) and 2 EM-Action 2-Strand 1 (one as a coordinator:
Regarding research programmes, the UPV is leader in over 24 actions under the framework programme (VI-VII PM
IDT). Due to the volume of the exchange activities carried out by UPV and as a result of our participation in the
International Projects, this University has created a complex structure devoted to the management of international
activities. Internationalisation at UPV is carried out by the Vice-rectorate for International Relations and Cooperation
with four different Offices: International Affairs Office, Exchange Programmes Office, Cooperation for
Development Office and Languages Centre.
Apart from these, every UPV School has an International Office (IO) centrally coordinated by the Exchange
Programmes Office. Thus, there are a total of 15 International Offices at UPV. These offices are in charge of
providing students with academic assistance, managing the administrative issues resulting from an exchange
(registration process, issuing student cards), providing information on accommodation, visas, and any other practical
arrangements, organising group activities for exchange students, ensuring recognition of studies to mobility
students, and preparing ECTS guides. In February 2008 the UPV IOs were awarded the EFQM Certificate
Committed to Excellence 200+ and now is working to obtain the 400+ certificate.
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest technical university in Spain. It consists of
twenty Schools plus two Faculties that cover most engineering disciplines as well as Architecture and Sports
Science. UPM has more than 3,000 faculty members, around 38,000 undergraduate students, and around 8,000
graduate and doctoral students. About 5,000 students graduate every year from UPM. The University's main goals
are higher education and research. To achieve these goals, the Schools and Faculties deal with teaching whereas
research groups (201), specialized technical centres (10), and university institutes (6) are devoted to research.
UPM enjoys a high participation in EU-funded projects. In fact, it has had the highest participation among European
universities in FP4, FP5 and FP6. In particular, the University performed more than 210 R&D projects within FP6
(2003-07), being the first Spanish University in number of awarded projects. As for the FP7 (2009-2013), so far
UPM has been awarded with 130 R&D projects, moving UPM into the first place among Spanish universities. UPM
is currently taking part in five EMMCs, coordinating one of them and in two EMJDs as a partner.
UPM also participates in four EM Action2: EU-Brazil Start-up with Brazil; India4EU with India; TANDEM with
China and EM-BEAM with Japan and Korea. Apart from these project, UPM runs an own Erasmus-like project with
the most prestigious Technological Chinese universities exchange around twenty students every academic year.
From last academic year we are also receiving Chinese full doctorate funded by the China Scholarship Council
University of Applied Science Darmstadt
Hochschule Darmstadt (University of Applied Science Darmstadt, Germany) is located in the South of Hesse, one
of the federal states in central Germany. Our institution is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. A truly
comprehensive university it offers a wide range of courses in engineering, computer science, applied arts and social
sciences. Not only do we have a high percentage of international students studying at our university (currently 17
%), but it is manifested in the institution's strategic plan, that we focus on internationalization. The department that
will be involved in this project, the Computer Science Department, has established a successful international Master
program leading to a joint Master degree (with partners in Platteville, Wisconsin, USA and Townsville, Queensland,
Australia) 8 years ago and has had a high number of incoming and outgoing international activities over the past
decade and has already been granted a “Best Practice” award by the DAAD for their international activities in the
past. In order to intensify the international focus and project activities, and bring them to the next level, the
department is highly interested in participating in this ERASMUS MUNDUS project. The Mundus application
would allow the recruitment of more and better qualified international students, the aim would be to become
internationally more attractive in terms of excellence. The Mundus scholarships would allow to recruit for the best
and would enable these students to focus entirely on their studies.
Established in 1958, IIT Bombay has a total of 14 Academic Departments, 10 Centres, two Schools and three
Interdisciplinary Programmes. It is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and
research. It is reputed for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its
undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Over the last five decades, more than 34,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from the institute. It is noted for
its strong research groups in varied areas of science and technology that are making substantial contributions to
national and international projects. Educational programmes here extend beyond the physical sciences and
engineering into social sciences like English, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics and Psychology, including the
recent School of Management. Over the years, the institute has also created a niche for its innovative short-term
courses through continuing education and distance education programmes.
IITB has approximately 8000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies and 525 full time faculty
members. It is a residential campus with a majority of the students and a large number of faculty and staff too staying
within the campus. IITB awards about 1,600 degrees per year. Of these, approximately 200 are Ph.D, 650 are M.
Tech, 55 are M.Mgt, 45 are M.Design, 15 are M.Phil, 120 are M.Sc and 600 are B.Tech students.
Nine Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar awardees, 31 INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) awardees, two
INAE Young Engineer awardees, 17 INSA (Indian National Science Academy) awardees , one Young Scientist
awardee, 21 NAS (National Academy of Sciences) awardees, 19 IAS (Indian Academy of Sciences) awardees and
seven Swarnajayanti fellows are currently or have previously been affiliated with the institute.
IIT Bombay has collaborated in several international projects sponsored by the Indian Government's Department of
Science and Technology, like the Indo-French, Indo-German, Indo-Swiss, Indo-Australian, Indo-Canadian projects
and several others. IITB faculty have also collaborated with international researchers in UKEIRI projects and made
successful bids for joint collaborative work.
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was established in 1986. The university offers the following
undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes:
BSc (Honours):Accounting and Finance, Economics, Anthropology/ Sociology, Politics and Economics, Humanities, Political Science
BA-LL.B: A distinctive five-year degree providing rigorous and interdisciplinary education in the field of law and its related
BS: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Master Programmes: MBA, Executive MBA, MS Computer Science, MS Computer Engineering, MSc Economics
PhD Programmes: PhD Computer Engineering, PhD Computer Science, PhD Management, PhD Mathematics
For more info, please visit lums.edu.pk
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a leading innovation-driven research-intensive university in science and
technology located both in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, with a student population of more than 9000
postgraduates and 12000 undergraduates including more than 3,000 international students. It has the highest number
of postgraduate enrolment in engineering and technology in Malaysia. Having produced more than 200,000
technical graduates and qualified professionals since its inception as the first technical college in 1905, UTM has
established a reputation for innovative education and leading-edge research contributing significantly to intellectual
property generation for the nation (three-time winner for the annual National Intellectual Property Award). UTM is
also actively involved in research collaboration with renowned universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, MIT,
Imperial College, Stanford Research Institute, Kyoto and Tokyo, to name a few. Apart of a wide range of
engineering-based courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the university offers numerous
Executive Education programmes from industrial doctorate (Eng. D.) up to market-driven diploma courses. The
academic staff and researchers have strong collaboration linkages with major industrial players in Malaysia
including Proton (national car), Petronas, Sime Darby and other GLCs and MNC. The national champion
ROBOCON unit established under the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechatronic & Robotic
Engineering in UTM has years of record in attracting top students to participate and excel in world-class competition
on innovative robotic designs. The Centre for Student Innovation, UTM was formed in 2010 to intensively groom
students as creative and innovative graduates through various initiatives.
Royal University of Bhutan
The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is the only University in Bhutan. It is a relatively new organization having
been established in 2003 to look after the provision of tertiary education in the country. The University comprises 11
constituent Colleges located in various parts of the country to bring about balanced regional development. The
College of Science and Technology is located in Phuentsholing which is the main gateway to Bhutan from India. It is
one of the founding members of the University and offers engineering programmes. The Royal University is
mandated to provide relevant quality education and training in addition to carrying out research and development
towards making Bhutan a knowledge-based society. The provision of quality education to its youth is considered a
very high priority by the government and the citizens of the country in the pursuit of becoming a knowledge-based
economy. The Royal University being the only University has the enormous responsibility to make this dream come
true and seeks to learn from well established institutions and work with them.
One of the challenges facing the University currently is to attract and build its faculty. Being a young university,
postgraduate courses are just being introduced in a few disciplines like Education, Language and Culture. Efforts are
being made to have a critical mass of qualified faculty so that Masters and Doctoral programmes in the more
technical disciplines can be also introduced in the future. One of the strategies is to attract bright undergraduate
students and send them for Masters in other universities. After completing their Masters, these candidates come back
to serve for a few years after which they are again sent to pursue PhD. Mobilities through the Erasmus-Mundus
projects offer valuable opportunities towards this endeavour and will bring immense benefits in terms of linkages
Recently the University has signed a compact with the government in transforming itself from a fully governmentsupported
organization to an autonomous one so that it can operate with more flexibility and freedom. However, this
poses a number of challenges for the university such as bringing about innovative schemes to attract and retain
faculty, embark on marketable programmes, forge productive linkages with industry and other organizations etc. It is
expected that the University will be able to learn from the consortium partners' experiences in these areas as well.
Bhutan has for a very long time remained an isolated country; it opened its doors to the outside world only in the
early 1960s. Today as the youngest democracy in the world, it is trying to establish its place in the globalised
economy while preserving its identity, tradition and culture. Its main resource is its human capital and it is critical
that no efforts are spared to make the country's youth knowledgeable and able to compete internationally. Again this
is where partnerships with other institutes of repute will play an important role
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
The Institute of Engineering (IOE) founded in 1930 (1987/11/19 BS.) as Nepal's first technical school &
reformed to present shape in 1972, is devoted to the production of technicians and engineers capable of meeting the
national to accelerate the pace of development in the country. Besides this, the IOE is also offering a wide range of
services for benefit of the country. The IOE capabilities are reflected by the existing number of faculty of various
disciplines and considerable number of well equipped laboratories and workshops at its disposal.
The First institutional objective of the IOE is to produce different levels of engineering manpower needed for
meeting the national aspirations and goals. At present it is producing engineers and overseers as well as offering
Master and Ph. D. study in various disciplines.
The second objective of the IOE is to perform various researches and development works so as to strengthen the
national engineering capabilities and solve engineering problems.
The Third IOE objective is to offer various types of trainings, sponsored courses, conducting problem oriented
research and providing engineering consultancy services. This objective caters towards greater mobilization of the
IOE human and physical resources for the technical advancement of the nation. In Addition to this, these activities
help to bridge the increasing gap between the IOE’s financial needs and resources, similarly, this objective can
contribute to broaden the professional experience of the IOE staff, as well as, to supplement the staff earning so as
to retain the staff within IOE by offering them additional financial incentives.
The department of Electronics and Computer Engineering has been offering four year undergraduate program in
Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Engineering. The Master of Science in Information and
Communications Engineering started in 2002. In its history of more than two decades, the department has
succeeded in producing capable manpower, as per the demand for the development of electronics and computer
field in the country. Its graduates, counting about 1000 electronics technicians and more than 500 Electronics
Engineers and Computer Engineers have been widely accepted in the industry for professional services and in
different universities for their further studies. The knowledge and experience of the faculty along with the technical
strength the department boasts upon, not only brings continuous improvement in academic process within the
department, but also responds to the needs of the fast changing and emerging technologies outside the department