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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.

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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 India.

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 American Oscars.

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

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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: EUROTANGO).

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 (CSC).

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.

IIT Bombay

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 disciplines.

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

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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 and networking.

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 as well.

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Damir Isovic