Technische Universität Berlin With over 33.000 students, 100 study courses and 40 Institutes, the Technische Universität Berlin is one of the largest and most internationally renowned universities in Germany. TU Berlin’s range of services and faculties serve to forge a link between natural and technical sciences, and economics and social sciences, and it is the only university in the capital region offering engineering. In July 2012, the academic senate established a new vision for TU Berlin’s objectives, which promotes research and academics in six priority areas: materials, design and manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, energy systems and sustainable resource management, infrastructure and mobility, as well as knowledge, communication systems and human health. TU Berlin has numerous excellent professional networks with companies, which not only provide investments but also hands-on training and support with scholarships, lectures, and career opportunities. Many of TU Berlin’s researchers are involved in managerial positions in research institutes such as the Fraunhofer society, Leibniz Association and Helmholtz Association. TU Berlin also promotes start-ups, providing guidance and support to 40 science-based start-up initiatives each year, and has been awarded the title of ESIST startup university. The university is committed to strong international relations including strategic partherships with NTNU, Trondheim, TU Vienna, Warsawska, and Politecnico di Milano, as well as other partnerships with universities in South East Asia and South America. The involved Chair of Assembly Technology and Factory Management focuses research on industrial and technological tasks. All teaching and research activities are strongly concentrated on sustainable value creation. This research is a substantial part of the current DFG Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation.”

Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863 in Milan, the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMI) is one of the leading science and technology universities in Europe, educating engineers, architects and industrial designers through a variety of innovative specializing courses. According to the QS Subject Ranking-Engineering and Technology PoliMI is 1st technical university in Italy, 8th in Europe and 31st worlwide.

The Politecnico di Milano is organized into twelve departments devoted to research, 6 schools of engineering, two schools of architecture and one school of design, spread over seven campuses in Northern Italy for better interaction with local communities and private companies. This gives students and researchers the advantages of a small community atmosphere and the resources and services of the largest technical university in Italy, with more than 40,000 students.

In the last years, PoliMI has reinforced an intense internationalization policy, also with the objective of increasing the number of exchanges with excellent foreign students and researchers through: the implementation of agreements with the most outstanding international universities; the creation of undergraduate, master and PhD programmes taught entirely in English; participation as active leader or partner in several international programmes and networks (CIENCIA SEM FRONTEIRAS, T.I.M.E, UNITECH, PEGASUS, MAGALLANES, CESAER). PoliMI has official student and researcher exchange agreements with around 200 non-European partners and is currently involved in two KA2 Strategic Partnerships, one EMJD programme, seven EM2 programmes (coordinating one of them) and is leading one EU-US Atlantis project, two TEMPUS programmes, and two Edulink II.

The Mechanical Engineering Department has more than 3000 sqm of offices and 3000 sqm of laboratories with about 100 academic staff, 50 technical staff and more than 100 PhD students. The DIG staff is composed by 48 professors and 99 researchers (also considering PhD students). Specific competencies are available in the field of transformation processes of industrial products ranging from mechanical and technological characteristics of transformed materials to methodologies and tools for designing processes, the planning, management and control of manufacturing and assembly systems.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology – is Norway’s primary university for science and technology. The university includes 7 faculties and 53 departments with approximately 23 000 students. NTNU has a staff of 4 500 persons; 2 700 of these are scientific positions with about 370 PhD degrees awarded yearly. Currently, NTNU is in the process of becoming a satellite university, by merging with three Norwegian university colleges. The university is Norway’s primary institution for education of MSc-level engineers and scientists, offering more than 35 International Master Programs. All programs have a duration of two academic years and are taught in English.

Internationalisation is an important part of NTNU's strategy, and is actively integrated in academic activity in all academic communities: study programs, research activity and innovation initiatives. NTNU has nearly 300 different cooperative or exchange agreements with educational institutions in 58 countries. NTNU is also an active participant in the EU R&D Framework Programs, and has a broad range of contacts with global R&D actors in academia and in the industry.

The Department of Production and Quality Engineering (NTNU IPK) works at the intersection between technology and management, with issues related to operations, industrialisation, logistics and production, as well as quality and safety. A holistic view of industrial solutions rooted in production engineering and manufacturing technology characterises the department’s activities. IPK’s strong industrial focus, extensive international collaboration and positive work environment have earned the department an international reputation for its research.

Warsaw University of Technology

The Warsaw University of Technology, located in Warsaw, Poland, is the biggest academic institution of higher education in engineering and related topics in Poland. WUT has over 36.000 students and almost 2.500 academic teachers in 20 Faculties. Its education and research profile covers almost the full spectrum of engineering disciplines, complemented by economics, management and administration.

WUT is well experienced in the internationalisation process, including many international and European academic and research programs, such as Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Erasmus+, FP7, Horizont 2020 etc. For foreign and Polish students, we offer international studies in English, as well as dual degree studies in cooperation with international partners. Our international reputation is proved by 140+ cooperation agreements with universities as well as academic and industrial research centers, from 70 countries worldwide. Improvement of our international position is one of the key-important objectives of our “Development Strategy of WUT 2020”. WUT is ranked as the most internationalized university of technology in Poland.

The WUT project coordinator works at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. The Faculty, in view of both intellectual capacity as well as its experimental background, is perfectly suited to become the research centre for aeronautical sciences, aerospace technology, aero- and hydrodynamics, control, mechanics, biomechanics and robotics among other domains. The Faculty cooperates with research institutes and industry units specialising in automation and control, aeronautics and power engineering. The students are offered industrial attachments in those institutions. The high quality of the educational offer provided by the Faculty has been proven by the graduate study followed under the Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus Mundus+ schemes, which support top-quality European Masters Courses and offer EU-funded scholarships for students from developing countries. The Faculty coordinates an inter-faculty EMARO - Erasmus Mundus master program in Advanced Robotics. The EET project assistant supervisor is with the Faculty of Production Engineering (Institute of Production Systems). The WUT faculties involved in the EET are the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, the Faculty of Production Engineering, the Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering and the Faculty of Mechatronics.