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|Mälardalen University, Sweden (Coordinator)
|Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
|VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
|Universität Paderborn, Germany
|Åbo Akademi University, Finland
|Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria
|Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania
|University of Westminster, United Kingdom
|Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
|University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
|University of Niš, Serbia
|Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, Former Yougoslav Republic of
|University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
|University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
|University of Belgrade, Serbia
|University Mediterranean Podgorica, Montenegro
|University of Elbasan "Aleksander Xhuvani", Albania
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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.
The University of L'Aquila
The University of L'Aquila (UDA) counts 21.000 students. It comprises 9 Faculties and delivers 45 Bachelors, 46
Masters, 22 PhD programmes, 40 specialization schools, 30 1-year specialization courses. The University set-up a
centralised International Project Office and an International Relations Office for supporting teachers and
researchers towards the University internationalization. The internationalization gave rise to 2 joint Bachelor and
honour Bachelor degrees, 5 joint Master degrees, 1 Erasmus Mundus Master degree, a partnership in an Erasmus
Mundus ECW project (EURECA), 1 joint PhD, IPs and Tempus projects.
UDA has extensive research in Software Engineering (SE) and Architectures. Paola Inverardi, head of the SE and
architecture group, has been recently recognized as one of the top 50 SE scholar worldwide. UDA is member of
many EU projects, like for example CONNECT and MANCOOSI (FP7), PLASTIC and POPEYE (FP6), and
national projects like D-ASAP and PACO (PRIN 2007), to limit to project field.
UDA plays the role of project member, thus it will host and send students and scholars from/to the countries
involved in the project. We already host 52 students and 5 scholars coming from abroad (in our GSEEM double
degree master, the EURECA EM ECW, and the national MIUR and POR projects for young researchers and
students mobility). We have earned a big experience on mobility issues, credits recognition, students support, and
everything needed to make students and scholars visit successful.
The technical expertise of UDA in the consortium is in Software Architecture (SA) modeling, verification and
validation, Model-driven Engineering, and Global Software Engineering. SA represents the foundation of nowadays
software engineering, by providing the overall structure of complex and distributed software systems. How to
distribute and compose software components is one of the main issue in global development.
University of Paderborn
With a student population of 15,000, the teaching and research profile of the University's five faculties incorporates
a broad and diverse range of subjects. It covers arts and humanities, economics and business administration,
natural sciences and engineering. The University of Paderborn is guided by a central principle: "University for the
Information Society". The strong field of computer science, information systems and computer applications plus the
interdisciplinary presence of IT in many of the subject areas establish an outstanding foundation for intense pursuit
of this principle. The University offers two-cycle degrees in many fields, enabling students to gain a Bachelor's
degree in the first and a Master's in the second cycle. Education and teacher training play an important part in all
the faculties at Paderborn.
VU University Amsterdam
The VU University Amsterdam (VUA) has about 24,000 students and more than 100 MSc programmes.
Its mission is to ensure education ranked as among the best in the country, by offering an inspiring study
environment capable of providing students with the most suitable course for their needs. The VUA is further known
for its dynamic international and multi-cultural university Campus.
The Computer Science department has about 800 bachelors and masters students, plus a large number of PhD
students. It has 50 academic tenured staff members. The Computer Science research groups work in Software
Engineering, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia and Web Technologies,
Theoretical Computer Science and Bioinformatics. Over the last few years the CS Department has closed a number
of partnerships with both EU and non-EU top quality universities in the context of which it offers a large variety of
international Master programs.
VU University Amsterdam (VUA) aims to prepare students for an active role in society, for academic citizenship in
addition to developing thorough subject knowledge. The Centre for International Cooperation(CIS) is VUA's focal
point for international development cooperation with partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
CIS aims at making VUA's knowledge, experience and expertise accessible to institutions and individuals in
developing countries and countries in transition, and, by doing so, to contribute to national development processes
in those countries. Through its development cooperation activities, CIS helps to strengthen VUA's relations with
education and research in partner countries, and thus enhances the profile of VUA as an internationally oriented
and committed university. Besides drawing on the wide range of knowledge available in VUA's faculties and institutes, CIS employs staff of its own with specialised expertise in development of education and training,
management and organisational of educational institutions, the use of ICT in teaching and research, management
and organisation, management and conservation of natural resources in rural area.
Åbo Akademi University
Åbo Akademi University offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research
opportunities to some 7000 students on three campuses. ÅAU has an acknowledged position at the
forefront of research in such areas as biosciences, computer science, democracy, human rights, material
sciences, process chemistry and psychology.
Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) is a joint research and education centre between the University of
Turku and Åbo Akademi University. TUCS coordinates research and education in the field of Information
Technology. These activities are carried out in the TUCS Graduate School and in the centre's own research
centres and laboratories. At the departments participating in TUCS there are about 35 professors, 65 PhD level
researchers, 100 doctoral students and 2000 Master's students. Around 30% of the PhD students are from abroad.
TUCS act as an EU partner university in the project. TUCS can offer
placement opportunities for graduate students as well as researchers and academic staff.
TUCS can provide the students with strong academic scientific skills as we have strong scientific
excellence in areas such as software systems, computer science and engineering. We have been frontrunners in
remodelling the European educational system and actively promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in
engineering education. For PhD level students TUCS offers an MBA in Innovations and Growth programme that
offers the postgraduate and doctoral students a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and business
competence in order to enhance their career options. TUCS is also the coordinator of NMS iICT (Nordic Master
School in Innovative ICT) that offers the master level students opportunities to study leadership and innovation
in parallel with technical studies. TUCS is also putting strong emphasis on the students' preparedness for the
working life by inter-sector mobility and international and national networking as well as enhanced training in
innovation and entrepreneurship.
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Sofia University (SU) was founded in 1888 and has more than 25,000 students, distributed in about 77 Bachelor's
and over 200 Master's degree programmes. It also has over 2000 teachers and researchers in 15 faculties and 3
supplementary departments. The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) at SU was founded 1889 and has
over 2000 students, 180 teachers and researchers and 4 IT oriented departments. FMI is a leading educational and
research organization in the field of Informatics and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). An
internal university project for re-designing the computing curricula according the ACM/IEEE guidelines started
four years ago. Following the ACM/IEEE CC2005 series recommendations, FMI has developed the BSc programs
in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Systems. The SE Master program conducted at Sofia
University is a result from the World Bank project "Market oriented master programs in Microelectronics, Software
Engineering and Management" and started in 2004-2005 academic year.
Politehnica University Bucharest
The Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Department of POLITEHNICA University of
Bucharest (UPB - ETTI) - covers 3 domains: Electronics and Telecommunications, Computers and Information
Technology, Economics Engineering, with undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate series. There are
approximately 30 undergraduate and graduate programs, joined by more than 2500 students. The UPB is the major
technical university in Romania (www.pub.ro) with over 20.000 students. The high level of teaching process is
revealed by the high level position of IT industry in Romania and in South East of Europe, as one significant
emerging enterprise in area, based mainly on high level skills of our students. UPB - ETTI is involved in a large
number of national and international grants, networks of excellence and EU projects. UPB - ETTI has joint
research programs and contacts with similar Departments in Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, USA
and more. In Romania, UPB - ETTI is well connected with local industry entities, including companies as
INFINEON, FREESCALE, MICROCHIP Romanian branches, DACIA SA, RENAULT TECHNOLOGY ROMANIA,
IPA SA - Company for Research, Development, Engineering and Manufacturing for Automation Equipment and
Systems Bucharest, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation Physics, Bucharest. The Chair of Applied
Electronics and Information Engineering (EAII) is a major chair in Electronics, Telecommunications and
Information Technology Department of the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest. Our research activities are
concentrated on: systems theory, digital control systems, real-time systems, intelligent control systems (fuzzy
control, neurocontrol and hybrid control structures, autonomous robotics applications), biotechnology and
bioengineering, information and coding theory, image processing, parallel computing, neural networks, fuzzy
systems, industrial electronics, medical electronics, embedded systems, data base applications etc.
University of Westminster
The University of Westminster, located in central London, has more than 22,000 students including 5,000
international students from over 150 overseas nations. The University is one of the top 15 most popular UK
universities for international students. International and cosmopolitan ethos makes studying at the University of
Westminster an excellent preparation for professional life. Students are given extensive help and guidance in
learning support, careers, visas and health care. Financial support includes the largest International Scholarships
scheme in the UK.
There are a number of academic schools within the University of Westminster, each offering an array of
undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes. The School of Electronics and Computer Science offers
high quality teaching and cutting edge research in diverse areas such as parallel computing, communications,
mobile and wireless computing, and software systems engineering. The School has nine research groups and 50
students enrolled for PhD and MPhil programmes. Powerful computing facilities, including 96-node computer
cluster and grid user portal connected to UK National Grid Service, are used for teaching, research, and industry
The School has been involved in a number of EC-funded projects: SHIWA (FP7, 7 partners), EDGI (FP7, 10
partners), DEGISCO (FP7, 12 partners), ePerSpace (FP6, 19 partners), GRIDCOMP (FP6, 13 partners),
COREGRID (FP6, 50 partners), CAST (FP5, 6 partners), EURODASP (FP5, 5 partners), DASPTOOL (FP5, 5
We envisage our role in this project to be the supporting the mobility at doctoral, post-doctoral and staff level to
start with (in both directions). We will also explore possibilities to support the mobility of master students. We can
provide specific help with the organization of mobility and individual mobility of students and staff inside the
consortium due to our existing collaborative projects and links with some of the partner universities in Bosnia &
Herzegovina and Serbia.
Universitat de les Illes Balears
The UIB is a young, dynamic university that strives hard to ensure the internationalization of groups of students,
lecturers and administrative staff. It has well-established experience in mobility programmes, both as part of the
different activities of the Erasmus programme (Student Mobility for Studies and for Placements, Staff Mobility,
Intensive Programmes), Leonardo programme, and other programmes, like student exchanges between Spanish
universities (SICUE according to its Spanish acronym), the university network of the Latin-American Inter-
University Development Centre (CINDA), and the Averroes project as part of lot 1 of group A of the Erasmus
Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW), coordinated by the University of Montpelier II. The UIB also
promotes bilateral exchange agreements with universities outside the EU and, in particular, with Latin-American
ones. Furthermore, the UIB has collaborative framework agreements with numerous Latin-American universities
and it belongs to the Orion University and NGO Network, with which it has strong links. These programmes are
managed by the International Relations Service (SRI in Spanish). Mobility relating to masters and doctoral
programmes is co-managed with the Postgraduate Studies Centre, which has a department specializing in
coordination with international programmes. The UIB's Office for Development Cooperation and Support
maintains numerous links with Latin-American universities from more disadvantaged regions and it promotes calls
for cooperation projects with them.
The UIB habitually takes part in the calls that the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
(AECID) makes each year, normally obtaining funding for 5 or 6 projects with Latin-American universities and
funding for a similar number of projects with North Africa. The UIB has also been a partner in some TEMPUS
projects and in one Asia-Link. Naturally, it also has experience in research projects funded by the EU, as part of its
The UIB's International Relations Service (SRI) manages all ERASMUS mobilities for students, lecturers and
administrative staff and mobilities within the framework of its own programmes. The SRI comprises a team of 7 fulltime
employees and 2 part-time staff, with an average experience of 10 years. The UIB has also acquired
considerable experience in managing student mobility within the framework of the EMECW programme by taking
part as a partner in the Averroes project (lot 1), to which it also contributed its own experience.
The UIB has 13,708 students, 1,218 lecturers, and 685 administrative and service staff. Every year the SRI
supervises the mobility of over 500 students. During the 2009-2010 academic year, there have been 536
undergraduate mobility students (283 outgoing and 253 inbound).
University of Sarajevo
In the spirit of internationalization of the University, satisfactory level of mobility should be achieved and that is not
the case with our University. Bosnia and Herzegovina higher education area is not harmonized, and mobility is the
tool to contribute to the harmonization and to the verification of the titles acquired. Participation in the partnership
with EU and regional universities is of utmost importance respond to the modern-age challenges by introducing new
methods, based on modern standards and information technologies, to the teaching and scientific process, which
was made official by inclusion in the Bologna process and adoption of the Law on Higher Education. Mobility is
considered as a tool to evaluate and monitor teaching process by continuous circulation of students and teachers.
International students are enriched by their mobility period spent at our University, while domestic education
providers are strengthened academically and financially, through international linkages. Future employers benefit
from developing talents, cross-cultural capacities and new skills gained during mobility. The final objective of the
participation in the project is to facilitate a creation of a "Europe of Knowledge", common degree structure, the use
of common credit system, the promotion of mobility, and the development of quality assessment procedures.
University of Niš
The University of Niš was founded in 1965 as a state institution. At present, the University comprises 13 faculties:
Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Occupational
Safety, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Physical Culture, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Faculty of
Technology and Teacher-Training Faculty. The University of Niš presently has more than 25.000 undergraduate
and nearly 700 postgraduate students, more than 1.500 teaching staff and more than 600 administrative and support
Faculty of Electronic Engineering of University of Niš comprises 10 departments (Computer science and
informatics, Telecommunications, Electronics, Microelectronics, etc.) It is among the best educational and research
centers of southeast Serbia and has recognized a substantial interest in being a leader of higher educations reforms
in this part of Serbia. The overall wider objective of this institution is to improve the quality of study and research
and to establish and promote the collaboration with EU higher education institutions. Therefore, activities on the
development of high quality and European compatible bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes as well as
strengthening the research and scientific potentials have been marked by the Faculty of Electronic Engineering as
The experience of the staff of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in coordinating the EU projects, or
participating in them as a partner, is significant and could be a good basis for further joint projects. Currently, the
faculty staff is involved in several projects within TEMPUS IV programme, in FP7 projects, in COST action, as well
as in other international projects based on common research, focusing particularly on crucial areas like: Software
engineering, Information-communications technologies, etc. Based on this experience, the faculty staff is capable to
make new sucessful links with institutions from EU higher education area.
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the first state University in the Republic of Macedonia, founded
in 1949, initially with three faculties: the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of
Agriculture and Forestry. At the moment, the University represents a functional community of 21 faculties, 5
research institutes and 11 accompanying members. Its activities are stipulated by the Law on Higher Education and
the Statute of the University. The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University develops study programmes in all scientific
fields - social, technical, natural sciences, mathematics, medical, bio technical sciences and arts, whereas except for
the faculties, the research work, also is carried out in the independent research institutes as an integral part of the
University. Nowadays, the illustration of UKIM through figures is as follows: around 50.000 enrolled students from
Republic of Macedonia in all cycles of studies, as well as over 700 foreign students; over 2.700 teaching, research
and associate academic staff at the faculties and at the institutes; over 126.000 graduated high-professional staff
(with obtained Bachelor degree); over 5,300 candidates obtained Master's degree; over 2,700 doctors of science in
all teaching and scientific fields. The overall activities of the University also include sport, artistic, informative,
recreational and other activities organized within many associations, clubs etc.
University of Mostar
The University of Mostar is the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina at this time. It grew
out of "Demal Bijedic" University in Mostar which was founded in 1977, but as a Croatian language university it
also sees the Franciscan Theological School founded in 1895 and closed in 1945 as a start of higher education in
Mostar. The university currently has about 16000 students at 9 faculties.
History of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Computing, dates back from 1959. and establishment of technical high school engineering profession. Distinctive in
knowledge, as the most powerful creative force, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computing is the true
driver of economic development, not only in Mostar, but also the region for already 50 years. Scientific research is
particularly intensified by establishing the Department of Mechanical Engineering which was transformed into the
Institute of Mechanical Engineering in 1993. The institute is focused on fundamental, developmental and applied
research in the field of mechanical engineering and related fields and it constantly provides significant scientific
research to support all forms of education at the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. Although the two
independent institutions, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Institute of
Mechanical Engineering are acting as a single organism educating the needed professionals at the university
undergraduate and professional studies, graduate and doctoral studies. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Computing today is an important institution that employs 40 full-time workers and 30 foreign associates. 60
employees are enrolled in the teaching and scientific research process. Faculty is recognizable by its own
researchers that are often taking additional education and training at renowned universities throughout
Europe. From its foundation to the present, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science an
University of Mostar have a significant role in scientific research to address various developmental tasks in
Mostar, Herzegovina and the whole region.
University of Banja Luka
The University of Banja Luka has been established on 1975. At that time it consisted of 5 faculties and today it has
16 faculties with 52 licensed study programs. The University has around 17,000 students, 600 professors, 400
assistants and 450 administrative staff members. Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) is the oldest faculty at the University of Banja Luka. Three study programs
of the first cycle, each with two profiles, are organized: Computer Engineering and Informatics, Electronics and
Telecommunication, and Power Engineering and Industrial Systems. Study programs of the first cycle take normally
four years (8 semesters) and are assigned with 240 ECTS. Profiles at the one-year second cycle study at FEE are:
Information Technologies, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunication, Automatics, Signals and
Systems, and Power Engineering. The second cycle is assigned with 60 ECTS.
Since 2009/10 at the Faculty has been organized third cycle of studies "Information and communication
technologies", assigned with 180 ECTS, in corporation with the University of Paderborn, Germany, as a twinning
partner. This study is supported by WUS Austria (World University Service Austria) DDS project "PhD in
Information and Communication Technologies". Professors from the Mälardalen University, Sweden, also
participate in the realization of the project.
Beside professors and assistants from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and other faculties of the University of
Banja Luka, in teaching process also participate professors form the University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of
Electrical Engineering Beograd, Faculty of Technical Sciences Novi Sad, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Niš,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Ljubljana, University of Paderborn and Mälardalen University.
Beside in the field of higher education, Faculty of Electrical Engineering achieves significant results in research.
Through its nearly fifty years of history, the Faculty successfully performed hundreds of national and international
scientific research and development projects. In the past few years, the Faculty annually participated in three to five
international projects (FP, TEMPUS, WUS, UNESCO, etc.), about 10 research projects funded by the relevant
ministries, and about five to ten projects with industry. In addition to research projects, Faculty performs a series of
international and domestic projects to modernize the teaching process, lifelong learning, and professional projects
for businesses in the area.
University of Belgrade
School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade (ETF) is highly respectable education and research
institution, both in Serbia and internationally, its reputation being the highest of all institutions in Serbia in this
field. Chair for Electrical engineering at Univ. of Belgrade was found in 1894, evolved into a department in 1946
and into faculty 1948. Now it offers all the three levels of higher education: B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD studies, in accord
with Bologna system. Education process is performed by 162 professors and assistants. Each year about 560
students enrol to the first year of academic studies. The quality of given diplomas of all the three academic stages is
such that they are recognized everywhere in the world. Research activities are performed through projects of basic,
applied and development research. Project are funded by the Ministry of Science, by international funds and grants
(mostly EU and US) and, primarily, by cooperation with national and international industry. Seventeen laboratories
have equipment whose value is over 15,000,000. ETF has the area of 9840 m2, situated in three buildings in the
wider centre of Belgrade.
At ETF operates a research group for electromagnetics, antennas and microwaves with 9 members. Its research is
conducted in two laboratories, Laboratory for microwave technique and Laboratory for antennas and propagation.
Members of the group are authors and co-authors of several significant textbooks, published by Artech House,
Prentice Hall and John Wiley & Sons. Scientific methods and algorithms, developed by the group, are implemented
in original software for simulation of high-frequency components and systems, such as WIPL-D, LINPAR, AWAS,
ES3D and Schematic Solver. Group is specialized in simulation and design of RF and microwave components,
antennas and systems, development of methods and algorithms for software implementation, development and
testing of complex software for design of complex RF and microwave components, antennas and systems.
University Mediterranean Podgorica
The University Mediterranean is the first private university in Montenegro. It is a part of Atlas Group which has
grown into one of the leading regional companies in the fields of banking, financial services, insurance, real estate,
manufacturing, trade, media, education, culture and sports, positioning itself as an example for a quality and
successful businesses in Southeastern Europe. As a fully accredited institution, it provides academic degrees in the
field of tourism, hotel management, information technologies, business studies, visual arts, law and foreign
languages. The University is clearly and fully committed to enhancing the quality of studies in a systematic and
organized manner in order to be modern, flexible, comparable, competitive and efficient.
One of the strategic objectives of the University is cooperation with similar universities from the region as well as
from other East Europe countries. Since University Mediterranean comprises faculties in the fields of information
technology, business, tourism, visual arts, law and foreign languages, and each of the fields is specific by itself,
lecturing improvement based on the experience of the colleagues from similar faculties and the experts in these fields
is a challenge. In addition, scientific-research activity, as well as joint work on scientific research projects is of
particular interest for the teaching staff of our University. The educational process at the university is designed
according to the Bologna principles in all three cycles according to the 3+1+1+3 scheme. All of the aspects dealing
with ECTS, the diploma supplement, academic recognition, computerized follow-up of students' progress etc. have
been already implemented. The Bologna process has provided many activities focused on students, and mobility is
one of them. Participation in a project like this is an ideal opportunity for the realization of the cooperation and
students exchange from East Europe countries.
The University Mediterranean promotes technology development and transfer by making scientific and technical
staff available to Montenegrin industry on various research and development projects. Faculty is co-operating with
all members of Atlas Group. There are different forms of co-operating, e.g. with collaborative research agreements,
as contract research, by calling in of university employees as consultants, just to mention a few. Such collaborations
are of benefit to both parties. Industry partners get access to our scientists for joint research projects or consulting
services. Moreover, personal contacts with young scientists are of interest for hiring new personnel.
The quality of our education is emphasized through the development of innovative teaching and learning methods,
such as blended learning, which offers students and professors greater flexibility in the creation of a suitable learning
environment. Through constant further development of the degree programs at University Mediterranean and
intensive cooperation with the worlds of business and science we have introduced new e-learning technologies like
virtual classrooms and Web 2.0 technologies in our teaching and learning methods.
So far, TEMPUS project JEP 41016-2006 for M.Sc. Curriculum in E-learning, financed by the EU, has been realized.
Currently, University Mediterranean is implementing two TEMPUS projects - Development of Business Training in
Montenegro - DEBUT-M and Enhancing the quality of distance learning at Western Balkan higher education
institutions - DL@WEB and SEE ERA NET project SEERAPLUS-115: Online Presence for Learning.
The University Mediterranean has successfully participated in realization of the project of Montenegrin Academy of
Sciences and Arts "Montenegro in the XXI century - in the era of competitiveness" in a subproject related to the
integration of ICT in education, defining current state and giving recommendations for further development and
University of Elbasan "Aleksander Xhuvani"
We run more than a dozen undergraduate and a similar number of masters programmes in cooperation with EU
and Balkan universities. We have sporadic exchange of academic staff, research students but it would be the
right time to institutionalize this activity by joining an academic network of such magnitude and composition as
Euroweb. The University of Elbasan was founded in 1991 following the tradition of Pedagogical Institution of
Elbasan. The university was streamlined into the main European academic currents and innovation channels,
being the first which adopted the Bologna principles in its activity. Its quality management and overall setup
makes it to be considered the second best university in Albania, following the University of Tirana. The
university has approximately 10.000 students and most of them eager to get expertise and knowledge from EU
professors and specialists. The staff is in permanent development and the university has participated in a
considerable number of joint European projects, mainly Tempus, there is currently 1 joint Tempus project on
"Sustainable agribusiness and tourism" the university is involved in as a partner . The mobilities envisaged in
the project would contribute greatly to the improvement of the professional development level of the students
and staff involved, leading to a close cooperation and mutual recognition of a considerable number of courses
and some of the qualifications offered by the study programmes run by the partners.