Associated partners

The EACH programme has numerous educational and non-educational partners all over the World (please see the map here). All the partners that are involved in the programme for the 3rd funding period (2020-2026) are listed below (new partners are highlighted with green text).

Industries and laboratories

  • Research Institute of Sweden (RISE)
  • SSAB Europe Oy
  • Tallinna Vesi AS
  • SRA Instruments
  • Solvay
  • Bruker France SAS
  • IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN)
  • Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISA)
  • PerkinElmer SAS
  • Arkema
  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
  • Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK)
  • Axel’One
  • Chemi-Pharm AS
  • Príncipe Felipe Research Center Valencian Community Foundation (CIPF)
  • Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment “BIOR”
  • Recipharm OT Chemistry
  • Total S.A.
  • Air Liquide S.A.
  • TBD Pharmatech (formerly TBD-Biodiscovery)
  • Neste Oyj

Educational partners

  • University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”
  • University of Zagreb
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)
  • University of Regensburg
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • University of Oulu
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
  • Rochester institute of technology (RIT)
  • Aalen University
  • American University of Armenia

Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) (Sweden)
Sveriges forskningsinstitut

RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. It is an independent state-owned research institute offering unique expertise and around 100 test and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products, and services.
The aim of RISE is to contribute to a competitive business community and a sustainable society through collaboration with companies, academia, and the public sector. In addition, RISE runs and supports all types of innovation processes. RISE has long experience in supporting laboratories with the necessary tools for measurement quality by writing guidelines, organizing workshops, and training courses for chemists working in analytical laboratories. From this basis, RISE offers support to the EACH programme in teaching, especially seminars and practice-oriented case studies in analytical chemistry and metrology in chemistry. Additionally, RISE hosts the EACH students for their practical placements and offers research topics for master’s theses and, if necessary, also laboratory facilities for their realization.

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SSAB Europe Oy (former Rautaruukki Oyj) (Finland)

SSAB Europe Oy is part of the SSAB group and is located in Raahe, Finland. SSAB is a leading Scandinavian steelworks company that has a high-level laboratory for the determination of chemical composition of final products (steel), semi-products (raw steel, iron, coke, burnt lime, etc.), by-products (raw benzene, coal tar, steel slags, blast furnace slag, etc.), raw materials (coal, iron ore, limestone, etc.), process waters, process gases, and environmental samples. The laboratory is FINAS T010 accredited according to ISO 17025. The main instrumentation includes spark-OES’s, XRF’s, AAS’s, GC’s, IC, FTIR, spectrophotometers, and titrators.

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Tallinna Vesi AS (Estonia)

Tallinna Vesi AS is the largest water production and wastewater treatment company in Estonia. It supplies drinking water to the city of Tallinn and treats Tallinn’s wastewater. The company is environmentally active: it is ISO 14001 certified and has invested heavily in environmentally friendly wastewater treatment technologies. As a result, the effluents disposed of into the Gulf of Tallinn are even less polluted than the water in the gulf.
In order to monitor the quality of the drinking water and wastewater/effluents, the company operates a laboratory unit of two laboratories. The unit is accredited to the ISO 17025 and is among the best analytical laboratories in Estonia. The laboratory is contributing to the programme by helping to make teaching of topics related to water analysis as close to real life as possible.

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ANTELIA (France)

ANTELIA was founded in 2003 by chromatography engineers with the aim of bringing a different service to the customers – greater proximity, better efficiency, etc. to meet the specific requirements of each laboratory. The specialists at ANTELIA are experienced in chromatography, whether in the field of maintenance or method development. ANTELIA’s particular expertise is gas analysis, including air analysis and all that relates to thermodesorption.
ANTELIA is cooperating with leading chromatography brands, such as PerkinElmer, Waters, and Agilent.
ANTELIA has its own analytical development laboratory for conducting feasibility studies and preparing and testing of equipment.
ANTELIA’s most valuable contribution to the EACH programme is offering master theses topics and providing expert teachers with very practical know-how.


SRA Instruments (France)

SRA Instruments operates in the field of research, development, and customization of new analytical solutions dedicated to environmental, food, petrochemical, and energy areas. SRA is one of the most important European premier solution partners of Agilent Technologies on whose instrumentation GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, and FT-IR the company builds its own solutions. With over 30 years of experience in the field of gas chromatography (incl. micro gas chromatography), liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy analysis, SRA Instruments has developed highly competitive know-how that enables to offer dedicated solutions to meet the analytical needs of Industry, Research, and Environment.
SRA Instrument is a valuable partner to the EACH programme by offering master’s theses topics to the students and sharing their extensive knowledge through teaching.

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SOLVAY (France)

Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With historical anchorage in Europe, Solvay’s products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance.
Solvay collaborates with the EACH programme through Solvay Lyon Research and Innovation Center that provides practical placements and master’s theses topics for the EACH students (UCBL study-track).

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Bruker France SAS (France)

Bruker France SAS belongs to the Bruker Corporation and is involved in the production of high-performance scientific instruments and development of high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions that enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular, and microscopic levels. Today, worldwide more than 6000 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents. Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability. Bruker Corporation continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems, and a strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meet its customers’ needs as well as to continue to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions.

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IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) (France)

IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector research, innovation, and training center active in the fields of energy, transport, and the environment. IFPEN’s commitment to the development of a sustainable energy mix is reflected in actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions, improving the environmental footprint of industry, and transport while meeting the global demand for mobility, energy, and products for the chemicals sector.
Thrived by these objectives, IFPEN develops solutions making it possible, firstly, to use alternative energy sources and, secondly, to improve existing technologies associated with the use of fossil energies.

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Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISA) (France)
Institut des Sciences Analytiques

The Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISA) is one of the largest analytical chemistry specialized research centers in Europe. It is based in the city of Lyon (France) and is a joint research unit (UMR 5280) affiliated to the CNRS (The National Centre for Scientific Research), the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), and the Ecole Normale Superieure (Higher Education School). With almost 200 scientists, engineers, technicians, and its unique technical platform (inorganic, organic and molecular analysis, split and speciation, binding) and state-of-the-art equipment (high power mass spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatographic binding (HLPC)/ NMR / mass spectrometry, etc.) ISA aims to coach the growth of cleaner and safer industrial processes, thanks to online and all-the-time control systems development. Moreover, analytic sciences fulfill a mission of better knowledge of the impact of human activities on ecosystems through wider and wider investigation spectrum. ISA collaborates closely with UCBL and frequently serves as the facility for practical placements and/or master theses of the EACH students of the UCBL study-track.

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PerkinElmer SAS (France)

Backed by an outstanding team of over 14000 employees and located in over 150 countries across the world, PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health, for the better cause. PerkinElmer provides critical knowledge, expertise, and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions and produces analytical instruments.

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ARKEMA (France)

Arkema is France’s leading chemicals producer. A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.
Arkema group was created in October 2004, following the reorganization of Total’s Chemicals branch. Thanks to innovation, targeted acquisitions, and investments in emerging countries, it has become a recognized world player in the field of specialty chemicals with over 20000 employees and branches in more than 50 countries.

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Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) (Finland)
Suomen ympäristökeskus

SYKE is a research institute and a center of expertise providing knowledge and solutions enabling sustainable development. SYKE is part of Finland’s national environmental administration. The activities of SYKE take place in seven centers: Freshwater, Marine Research, Natural Environment, Consumption and Production, Environmental Policy, Data and Information, and Laboratory centers. The main tasks of these centers are research, development, and production of various services.

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Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK) (Estonia)
Eesti Keskkonnauuringute Keskus

EKUK is a leading chemical analysis service provider in Estonia that has been designated by relevant government institutions to operate as an approved laboratory in the field of food and raw material for food and alcohol analyses, and as a reference laboratory in the field of surface water, groundwater, sea and waste water, and sewage sludge. In addition, EKUK is involved in environmental monitoring studies and the obtained results are used for the improvement of human environment, development of environment-friendly technologies, and a national environmental strategy but also assessment of accident-related pollution and identification of pollution sources. EKUK, especially its Tartu branch, is one of the favorite internship places among the EACH students.

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Axel’One (France)

Axel’One is a collaborative innovation platform in France, dedicated to chemistry and environment, giving a new impulse to innovative ways of approaching collaborative research. Focusing on two areas of excellence: innovative materials and innovative processes, Axel’One platform provides support and hosting services for companies and R&D projects (French or European), giving them the means to succeed in the field of Chemistry-Environment.
Since 2013, Axel’One platform has brought together academic partners, very small enterprises, small and medium enterprises, and industrial enterprises in one location around shared research tools. Experimentation, ranging from basic research to the pre-industrial stage, aims to meet the market challenges in areas in which the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has particular strengths: energy efficiency, process optimization, lighter materials, and biosourced materials.
Axel’One is one of the favorite internship places among the EACH students of the UCBL study-track.

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Chemi-Pharm AS (Estonia)

Chemi-Pharm AS was established in 1997 in Tallinn, Estonia. The company develops, produces, and sells allergen-free disinfection agents, cleaning and maintenance products, and luxury skin care products. The product development and production aims for the highest standards – maximum safety for the skin and respiratory system, user friendliness and environmental safety. Chemi-Pharm is also dedicated to developing infection control management system to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Chemi-Pharm’s products are exported to 27 countries to clients in medical sector, food industry, companies providing cleaning services, etc.

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Príncipe Felipe Research Center Valencian Community Foundation (CIPF) (Spain)
Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe

The Príncipe Felipe Research Center Valencian Community Foundation (CIPF) is a private scientific foundation established in 1990 by the Generalitat Valenciana and the Caja de Ahorros de Valencia. CIPF is a biomedical research institution striving to achieve valuable medical advances that will benefit everyone’s health. Most of the work done at CIPF focuses on some of the most common and important diseases in today’s society: cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, and rare diseases.
The institution currently carries out its main scientific activity within the framework of four scientific programs, managed through eighteen research groups. The research undertaken at the CIPF aims to increase the critical mass of key knowledge available to the scientific community by taking full advantage of their resources. The goal of CIPF is to increase the generation of high-impact biomedical knowledge, thereby making advances that constitute true scientific milestones, and producing results that will be transferable to applications in the health system.
CIPF has provided several master’s theses and internship options for the EACH students establishing a base for future collaboration.

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Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment “BIOR” (Latvia)
Pārtikas drošības, dzīvnieku veselības un vides zinātniskais institūts

BIOR is a research center that develops innovative research methods and creates new practically applicable knowledge in the areas of public and environmental health, food, fishery, and veterinary medicine. In the area of its competence, BIOR with its excellent research, technical, and developed human resource base is the leader in the region.
Scientific Institute “BIOR” employs a team of experts and professionals who are institutionally independent due to their leading position in research and science as well as due to the fact that they follow the highest ethical standards and good scientific practice.
Over the years, BIOR has offered numerous internship placements for the EACH students and through this become a valuable partner to the programme.

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Recipharm OT Chemistry (Sweden)

Recipharm is an international organization that provides services related to development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals all over the world. The Swedish-based company, dating back to 1995 now has around 9000 staff members and is represented in Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, India, USA, Israel, and the UK.
Recipharm is a popular place for thesis work among the EACH students of the UU study-track.

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Total S.A. (France)

Total is an international oil and gas company founded in 1924 in France, it is one of the “Supermajor” oil companies in the world. Total is a producer and supplier of oil, natural gas, and low-carbon electricity that thrives to meet the needs of growing energy consumption and at the same time invests in limiting global warming.

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Air Liquide S.A. (France)

Air Liquide S.A. is a France-based international company supplying industrial gases and services to medical, chemical, and electronic manufacturers. The company has sites all over the world, including Japan, USA, Germany, China, and Dubaï, employing approximately 67000 staff.
There is an emphasis on research and development (R&D) throughout the Air Liquide company. Air Liquide R&D department thrives to create gases that are fit for industrial applications but also suitable for healthcare items, electronic chips, foods, and chemicals.

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TBD Pharmatech (formerly TBD-Biodiscovery)

TBD Pharmatech (formerly TBD-Biodiscovery) is an innovative Estonian company located in Tartu. TBD was founded in 2006 by private capital. The company contributes to modern healthcare and Biotech Industry. TBD develops, manufactures, and sells active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), advanced intermediates, and other fine chemicals.
TBD is a popular internship place among the EACH students.

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Neste Oyj (Finland)

Neste Oyj, internationally known as Neste Corporation is a Finnish oil refining company. Neste has sites in 14 countries, including Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore.
Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and jet fuel refined from waste and residues. In addition, Neste is a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products, exploring ways to start using waste plastics as a raw material to produce new plastics. In 2020, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.

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University of Urbino “Carlo Bo” (Italy)
Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo

The history of University of Urbino dates back to 1506. Now, the university has around 14000 students and 800 teachers and is known for the quality of its teaching and research. The size and organization of the university encourage a direct relationship between students and teachers and allows students to take full advantage of all campus services and facilities.
A recent national report evaluating scientific research (CIVR, the Italian Committee for the Evaluation of Research) ranked the University of Urbino among the first in several areas including chemical sciences. The university is a leading center of analytical chemistry research in Southern Europe and is known worldwide for its innovative developments in the field of separation sciences and mass spectrometry: design of novel stationary phases for liquid chromatography, and novel mass-spectrometric instrumentation as well as miniaturization of analytical devices and development on analytical methods.
University of Urbino “Carlo Bo” plays an active role in the EACH programme by promoting the programme to its students and contributing to the scientific quality and innovativeness of teaching.

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University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

University of Zagreb (founded in 1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. With its comprehensive programs and over 70000 students, the university is the strongest higher education institution in Croatia. The university excels not only in teaching but also in research, contributing with over 50 percent to the annual research output in Croatia and 80 percent of scientific productivity of all Croatian universities.
The contemporary Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology of University of Zagreb has a long tradition in science and education since 1919 and has therefore influenced greatly the very emergence and development of modern chemical industry in South-Eastern Europe.
The analytical research in the faculty is primarily focused on advanced separation science, especially in the field of emerging contaminants. The faculty regularly organizes international conferences of separation science.
University of Zagreb plays an active role in the EACH programme by promoting the programme in the whole Balkan area.

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University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) (Spain)
Universitat de les Illes Balears

University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) is a modern and multidisciplinary university with ca. 1000 lecturers providing higher education to more than 16000 students. Through its faculties and schools, UIB offers 33 master and 24 PhD programmes, as well as bachelor studies, summer courses, and many other lifelong training programmes. UIB has a well-established experience in mobility, via different actions of the LLP-Erasmus Programme (SMS, STA, STT, IP), Leonardo, and other programmes.
UIB has become consolidated over the years as a prestigious research institution at national and international level. Its highly specialized technical staff and numerous laboratories, equipped with cutting-edge technology, attract researchers and students worldwide seeking good quality and scientific knowledge in different fields, including chemistry. UIB is particularly well-known for its frontier research in analytical chemistry, focused on automation and miniaturization of analytical devices.

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University of Regensburg (Germany)
Universität Regensburg

University of Regensburg, founded in 1962, has developed into a renowned German centre of teaching and research with a strong tradition in international cooperation. The university provides a broad variety of disciplines, a favorable student-teacher ratio, and excellent facilities, located on a modern campus. There are currently around 20000 students enrolled.
Research is the university’s principal duty and its foundation for expert teaching. The university has an analytical chemistry group that is among the leading ones in the field of optical chemo- and biosensors. This includes also emerging areas, such as probes for nano-particles.

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University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) (China)

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is located in the north-east of Shanghai, China. It can be traced back to University of Shanghai that was founded in 1906. USST has established inter-university and scientific research relationships with over 80 universities from countries such as Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and Russia. On the basis of long cooperation, USST has actively developed joint international university programmes and has established 12 joint international schools and 16 joint majors with foreign universities. They include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA), Hamburg University for Applied Sciences (Germany), Montreal University (Canada), and others. So far, over 1800 master or bachelor level students have been involved in the joint programmes. The present research for analytical chemistry is focused on fluorescence analysis and nano-electroanalysis.
USST plays an active role in marketing of the EACH programme in the region and promoting it to its students and academic staff.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University (USA)

Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) is an independent higher education institution in Lincoln, Nebraska. NWU enrolls approximately 2100 students on a highly-residential campus. The university has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1914.
NWU programmes are intended not only to develop academic excellence but to prepare students as contributors to society regardless of professional field. NWU centres of excellence include the natural sciences; the chemistry programme is approved by the American Chemical Society. With primary roles as teachers and research mentors, NWU faculty is encouraged to engage in international experiences. A significant proportion of NWU students complete studies abroad. Numerous NWU students have received national honors including the Fulbright and Boren scholarships (international projects).
NWU plays an active role in marketing of the EACH programme in the region and promoting it to its students and academic staff.

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University of Oulu (Finland)
Oulun Yliopisto

University of Oulu (UO) is an international research university, whose core strength lies in multidisciplinary basic research and high-quality education based on it. Founded in 1958, University of Oulu is among the largest universities in Finland and has an exceptionally wide scientific base.
In its activities, the university draws on the quality and breadth of its scientific programmes, state-of-the-art research and educational technology. The university’s concentrated research policy channels the efforts of researchers into four focus areas: Bio-sciences and Health; Environment, Natural Resources and Materials; Information Technology; Cultural Identity and Interaction. The first two areas strongly rely on analytical chemistry, in particular, inorganic and trace element analysis. In this field of analytical chemistry, UO is the leader in Finland and among the leaders in Europe.

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus (India)

BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus, is a new Campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani) University (an all-India Institution for higher education declared as deemed to be university established under Section 3 of the UGC Act. in 1964). The University is privately supported, fully residential and offers programmes leading to B.E. (Hons.), Integrated M.Sc. (Hons.), M.E. and PhD degree. The university also offers educational programmes for working professionals under its Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP).
Established in 2004, the Department of Chemistry at BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus has marked its presence in Academia within India and abroad. The department is focused in both teaching and high-quality research (basic and multidisciplinary) in the frontier areas of chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Computational) and its interface with allied disciplines. The department is well equipped with state of the art research facility and had established collaborations with various national and international laboratories within this short period. The department is offering integrated M.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry programme and Ph.D. programme.
BITS Pilani plays an active role in marketing of the EACH programme in the region and promoting it to its students and academic staff. Several staff members have been involved in teaching in the EACH programme.

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Rochester institute of technology (RIT) (USA)

Founded in 1829, Rochester institute of technology (RIT) is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. RIT is ranked 50th among “most innovative schools” (2021).
The campus of RIT is situated in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in the New York state, USA. RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. Around 19000 students from across the United States and from over 100 countries attend RIT. In addition, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing students for successful careers in professional and technical fields. The university provides unparalleled access and support services for more than 1100 deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work together with hearing students on the RIT campus.

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Aalen University (Germany)
Hochschule Aalen

Aalen University, founded in 1963, educates highly qualified specialists crucial to local and international companies. The range of topics covered is broad: digital networking, health, and e-mobility, renewable energies, photonics, and robotics. Aalen University stands out as one of the most research-extensive universities of applied sciences in Germany. Researcher teams contribute to areas such as IT security and biomedicine for cancer research, study super magnets to extend the service life of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, work on resource-oriented energy concepts and forward autonomous driving and industry 4.0.
Aalen UAS is constantly strengthening its top position in teaching: it ranks first in economics and third in mechanical engineering in Germany (out of 102 universities of applied sciences). The university has offered over 50 Bachelor and Master programmes with scientifically sound and practice-oriented education.
Aalen University stands out due to its casual atmosphere and small-group lectures – around 5700 students and 300 professors and lecturers. At the same time, the university has good international cooperation with around 100 partner universities and companies all over the world.

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American University of Armenia (Armenia)

American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private university in Armenia established in 1991 by Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the Armenian government, and University of California (UC). It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. The university is committed to teaching, and research work, and offers master’s programmes in ten and bachelor’s programmes in six fields, including engineering sciences.

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Last modified: December 8, 2023