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Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
Universität Paderborn, Germany HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
Åbo Akademi University, Finland HTML file PDF file PDF file HTML file
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria HTML file PDF file
Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia HTML file PDF file HTML file
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
Western Balkans
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
University of Niš, Serbia HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
University of Novi Sad, Serbia HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina HTML file PDF file PDF file HTML file
University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
University of Belgrade, Serbia HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
University Mediterranean Podgorica, Montenegro HTML file PDF file PDF file PDF file
University of Elbasan "Aleksander Xhuvani", Albania HTML file PDF file
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania HTML file PDF file

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, IDEAS and EUROWEB, 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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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 ( 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.

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

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 Framework Programmes. 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

The University of Sarajevo is the leading university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the leading universities in the region. This is traditionally the most popular and the most prestigious higher education institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1975, the University of Sarajevo was the only university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the beacon of development of higher education and science in the country. Since its founding, the University of Sarajevo is oriented towards international cooperation, building bridges between cultures, and establishing partnerships with universities from all over the world. The University of Sarajevo is open to anyone who wishes to contribute, with relevant intellectual qualities, to participate in develop¬ment of education and research, respecting the principles of the University autonomy and academic freedom of individual expression and affirmation of skills and qualities. The orientation of the University of Sarajevo is the integration into the world academic processes and continuous efforts towards the improvement of our international reputation. Through its teaching and research, the University of Sarajevo is responsible to educate competent, capable, creative and internationally recognizable professionals in all areas of interest to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to be able to provide quality professional services in modern society in the economic, political and cultural context of Europe and the world. This public institution offers study and research opportunities at 22 Faculties, 3 Academies, 5 Centres, 5 Institutes, with National and University Library, Gazi Husrevbey Library, National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Student Parliament, with over 100 study programmes and over 200 departments. Today, having around 30,000 enrolled students, it ranks among the largest universities in the region.

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 staff. 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 top priorities. 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.

University of Novi Sad

The University of Novi Sad (UNS) was founded in 1960. It is the only state university in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, comprising 14 faculties and 2 research and developmental institutes. The activities of UNS are realized through fundamental, applied and developmental research and teaching in the field of natural, technical, social, humanistic and medical sciences as well as arts. Currently there are more than 400 ongoing research and academic international projects (FP6 & FP7 projects, projects within EUREKA, COST, SCOPES, TEMPUS), as well as a certain number of mobility schemes (Erasmus Mundus Action 2, Campus Europae, CEEPUS, UGrad, etc). Due to its reputation as one of the leading internationally-oriented universities in Serbia, Prof. Dr. Miroslav Veskovic, Rector of UNS, has been given a key coordinating role for the Priority Area 7 within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region: Developing the Knowledge Society through Research, Education and Information Technologies. As early as the Republic of Serbia joined the Bologna Process in 2003, UNS was already recognized by international experts and review teams as being the most reform-minded and innovative university in Serbia that appreciated the needs and benefits of international cooperation through active engagement in EHEA and ERA. It has been the leader in the promotion and implementation of the concept of internationalisation and the most active participant in the EU projects and networks Serbia was becoming eligible for during the last decade. Apart from project-related activities, UNS also fosters bilateral contacts with around 100 higher education institutions world-wide and contributes to the activities and discussions of various university networks and forums: European University Association, Danube Rectors Conference, European University Foundation - Campus Europae, Balkan Universities Network, Visegrad University Association, Associations of the Carpathian Region Universities, Uniadrion Network of Universities, etc. With almost 48,000 students and 4,000 staff members and a pro-active international outlook on the development of higher education and science, the University of Novi Sad is an important HE stakeholder both in Serbia and its neighbouring region. More information at:

Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar

Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar was founded in 1977 as one of the pillars of the development of the Herzegovina region. Today University consists of eight faculties: Agro-Mediterranean Faculty, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Economy, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technologies, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Study programs are organized according to the Bologna principles. Students come mostly from Herzegovina and mid-Bosnia, but also from the rest of the country. Additional University capacities include Institute of engineering, Institute for design and testing of materials and construction, Educational center, the International Centre for Philosophy, Institute for economic development, Institute of Biology and Chemistry, University Library, Multimedia Centre, International Relations Office, Quality Assurance Office, Centre for biotechnology and Centre for Career Development. University mission is to organize a wide range of educational processes of different contents and levels, to perform theoretical, applied and emerging scientific research, to become one of the leaders in the education of young experts necessary for the development of economy and society, as well as to promote cultural and social development of our region and country. The vision is to create relatively small and flexible university recognizable in the region of Mediterranean and further, with internationally recognized multidisciplinary educational programs based on the latest teaching methods according the needs of local, regional, and international labor market; to participate in the shaping of future and emerging knowledge and technologies; and to introduce international standards into education in order to become a generator of the society development. As a part of the efforts to fulfil its mission and achieve the vision, University has good cooperation with national and international higher education and research institutions, as well as local entrepreneurship. Apart from close cooperation with seven other public Universities of B&H, and membership in B&H Rector Conference, Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar has signed bilateral and multilateral Cooperation Agreements with Universities in Spain, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Finland, Austria, Macedonia, Egypt, and Norway. Together with its partners, and utilizing the teachers and students potential, the University is implementing a number of projects, funded from different programs and aiming a wide scope of goals, from purely scientific to almost completely socially oriented. The most numerous projects that University implemented after the war are Tempus projects, closely followed by DAAD and WUS-Austria supported projects, than IPA, FP, and of lately Mevlana supported staff and cooperation development. It is our firm determination to continue and strengthen our own potential in applications for Horizon 2020, as well as scientific projects funded by the Republic of Turkey, and other available sources. Student Union of Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar is an independent nongovernmental student organization, aiming to support students in their activities and to protect their rights. It is a member of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Student Association, as well as of the European Student Organization. Students of three technical faculties are additionally organized in a branch of the BEST organization, as the only participating university branch from B&H. As active members, they organize competitions and summer schools in effort to provide additional value to traditional education.

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 improvement.

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.

Polytechnic University of Tirana

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