ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Istanbul Technical University has been one of the leading universities in Turkey with approximately 37,000 students. ITU comprises 14 Faculties, 43 Departments, 6 Graduate Institutes, 99 undergraduate and 192 graduate programs. Founded in 1773 as the Imperial School of Naval Engineering, ITU is a prominent and pioneering university of engineering and architecture with many innovative studies in science, technology, research, and development. ITU is mainly composed of engineering schools and research laboratories, working closely in collaboration with enterprises and other economic and social partners.
The university facilitates the knowledge and technology transfer to industries, management centers, government entities, in short, to the whole society. To do this, ITU has created many Techno-Science parks, incubation centers, entrepreneurship and innovation centers and technology transfer offices. This way, İTÜ offers a favorable environment for students to build a successful career in their professions, to improve themselves, to seek internship opportunities and to conduct research projects.
GOVERNORSHIP OF ISTANBUL
Governorship of Istanbul is in charge of regulating and supervising general administration in Istanbul. Governorship of Istanbul implements instructions and orders from ministries ensuring promulgation of government decisions and implementation of laws and regulations. GOI is the highest administrative authority in the city and serves in various fields with about 300 civil servants.
National and international projects are carried out by the European Union and Foreign Relations Office on behalf of the Istanbul Governorship. Priority is given to supporting disadvantageous groups such as people with disabilities, immigrants, NEETs and unemployed adults within the projects. In this context, GOI has cooperations with several public institutions, universities, training centers, vocational education centres, and NGOs for youth and adults. GOI provides training on topics needed through its Continuing Education Center.
INFODEF, Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training, is a private and independent research, development and innovation center whose mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation. The center designs and develops innovative tools, methodologies, products and services that respond to current social and economic challenges and enable the anticipation and promotion of the changes necessary to achieve the future goals and objectives of society.
INFODEF supports the modernization of educational systems and pedagogical innovation in public and private educational institutions at national and European level. One of the main areas of expertise of INFODEF is the design of innovative methodologies and instruments to support the work of professionals involved with specific target groups, such as young people, migrants, low-skilled adults, people with disabilities, prisoners and other disadvantaged groups.
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. It began in 1796 when John Anderson, Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow University, left instructions in his will for ‘a place of useful learning’ – developed rapidly and, by the 1890s, had become a major technological institution with a wide reputation for research and learning. The University of Strathclyde was UK University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Award 2012 and 2019. The university has four Faculties: Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, and Business with a student population of approximately 16000 UG and Master students and approximately 800 Doctoral students represented by over 100 nationalities. Strathclyde has 50 main research centres, 12 major laboratory facilities, and 28 subject research areas/fields. The commitment to ‘useful learning’ guides its research, learning and teaching and the way they work with businesses and organisations. The University of Strathclyde’s advances in research output and quality in recent years have been significant. It is among the 20 top research-intensive universities in the UK, with the research environment and research impact standing out from the crowd. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) showed that it had leapt 14 places nationally and cemented its position as a leading international technological university. It represents independent confirmation of the momentum and strategic focus they have established. Strathclyde is a leading international centre for engineering research.
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
The University of Bologna (Italian: Università di Bologna, UNIBO) is a research university in Bologna, Italy. Founded in 1088 by an organized guild of students (hence studiorum), it is the oldest university in the world, as well as one of the leading academic institutions in Italy and Europe. It is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking in the first places of national rankings.
It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters, which came to define the institution (especially its famous law school) located in Bologna, Italy. The university’s emblem carries the motto Alma mater studiorum (“nourishing mother of studies”) and the date A.D. 1088, and it has about 86,500 students in its 11 schools. It has campuses in Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. An associate publisher of the University of Bologna is the Bononia University Press.
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
University of Ljubljana (Univerza v Ljubljani, UL) is the oldest, largest, and internationally best- ranked university in Slovenia, being among the top 500 universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities Shanghai ranking (ARWU). The university was founded in 1919 and encompasses 23 faculties, 3 art academies, and 3 associated members. In terms of the number of students, UL ranks among the largest HEI in Europe with more than 40.000 students. In terms of the number of employees, UL ranks as medium-sized HEI and employs approximately 6.000 employees, with more than 3.500 academic staff. Study programs at UL cover all ISCED areas in the 1st and 2nd cycle study programs and leads
the way in some new developments in technology and research. From 2008 UL is committed to respecting the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, which led to the award of the “HR Excellence in Research” in 2013. UL is very active in national and international R&D and educational programs, and creates almost half of the research results of Slovenia. In 2019 UL researchers worked in 307 research groups on 168 national research programs, 403 national research projects with more than 4.252 registered researchers. Up to now, the UL has been involved in 155 HORIZON2020 projects, 164 ERASMUS+ KA2, K3, Jean Monnet and Sport projects and 107 projects of the European territorial cooperation program. To protect the university intellectual property developed through the public financed research projects and to improve the technology transfer from the university to the industry, a central university Technology Transfer Office was established in 2007. Memberships: EUTOPIA, the Guild,
CELSA, LERU-CE7, UNICA, Utrecht Network, European University Association (EUA), CEEPUS, Central European Exchange Program, CEI University network, SAR Scholars at Risk and Rector’s Conference Alpe Jadran.
Kocaeli University, established in 1992, is one of the leading science and education centers of our country. During the days that we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment, the university contributed to the development of our country and science. Kocaeli University is an educational institution with 19 faculties, 1 school, 21 vocational schools and a state conservatory . With currently enrolled 67,250 students, our university has an important position in the research and development (R & D) activities of our country with its 24 Research and Application Units. Together with the developing technology, as a university, we offer both our city and our students the opportunity to be in this development. In this context, Kocaeli University Technopark exports to many countries. USA, Germany, Azerbaijan, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, Kenya, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Greece are the leading export countries.