Established in 1859, POLITO is the oldest technical University in Italy and one of the most prestigious public institutions in Italy for education and research in engineering, architecture and design. Ranking among the first forty technical universities in the world, it is globally recognized as a high quality centre for education and research. POLITO carry out research and provide education to 37.000 students, of which 5.000 international from more than 120 countries, on a wide catalogue of degree courses, of which 60% in English. Its international education network features 1.000 agreements with EU and non-EU universities and international campuses in China and Uzbekistan. POLITO is currently participating in 6 Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters and is coordinator of one of them. The Energy Department (DENERG) @Polito coordinate the HySET Master and is the point of reference for the areas of knowledge concerned with energy and sustainable development, including the hydrogen sector. The Department mission is to improve the existing energy technologies and promote new ones, as well as contributing to the rational and informed use of energy resources.
The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical Universities in Europe. Founded in 1863, in many disciplines, it is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide. Nowadays, it covers the 20th position in the QS ranking for Engineering and Technical universities worldwide (7th in Europe). The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programs at all levels within its schools of Engineering, Architecture and Design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, almost all programs at the master levels are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a diverse community from more than 100 different countries. Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, transport, planning, management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, built environment, cultural heritage, with more than 130 laboratories.
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim, Norway. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programs of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities. NTNU offers 356 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, and 75% of Norway's master candidates in technology are from this university. NTNU owns the most first-priority applicants of Norwegian universities, and currently it has over 40,000 registered students, and international students from 121 countries. Over half of the students are women. In 2020, NTNU issued 406 doctoral degrees, and had 218 signed projects in Horizon 2020. In addition, NTNU has dozens of international student exchange programmes and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with universities worldwide.
UPC's objectives are based on internationalization, as it is one of Europe's technical universities with the most international PhD students and the university with the largest share of international master's degree students. UPC is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities. The university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools founded in the 19th century. As of the academic year 2017-18, the UPC has over 30,000 students and over 3,000 teaching and research staff, 65 undergraduate programs, 73 graduate programs and 49 doctorate programs. The Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) has opened in the 2016-2017 academic year, with about 3,500 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree students and 400 professors and researchers. The aim of the EEBE is to be a high-quality school in the field of engineering for industry in the 21st century, acting as an agent of transformation in collaboration with the socio-economic fabric of Catalonia and with a strong international focus.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands, founded in 1956, is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to: A. science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility science for industry, B. the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry science for science, C. progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education. The TU/ offers excellent teaching and research and thereby contributes to the advancement of technical sciences and research to the developing of technological innovations and the growth of wealth and prosperity both in its own region (technology & innovation hotspot Eindhoven) and beyond.