Bialystok University of Technology (BUT) is the largest university of its kind in the north-eastern region of Poland. BUT was originally established in 1949 as a Private Evening Engineering College with the departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and nationalised in 1951. BUT finally acquired its university status in 1974 and is a public institution of higher education subordinate to the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. The university is a modern, dynamically developing institution with 67-year-old experience in educating scientists and technologists. At present there are nearly 10 thousand students studying at Bialystok University of Technology and more than 600 academic teachers in its 7 faculties: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Forestry in Hajnówka. The education process involves three cycles or degrees in full-time and part-time modes according to the Bologna Declaration directive. To meet the expectations of both our students and modern market economy BUT offers first and second degree courses. Additionally, the graduates as well as other people wishing to continue their education will find a rich variety of postgraduate courses. Bialystok University of Technology has full rights to confer doctoral (PhD) degrees in ten scientific disciplines, i.e. architecture and urban planning, automatics and robotics, biocybernetics and biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental protection and development, machine design and maintenance, mechanics. Furthermore, BUT has been granted permission to confer post-doctoral (DSc) degrees in five scientific disciplines, such as computer science, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, machine design and maintenance, mechanics. Bialystok University of Technology cooperates with academic centres across the world within the framework of bilateral scientific agreements. Our university staff have been taking part in both national and international scientific research and didactic programmes. The co-operation has resulted in a large number of doctoral and post-doctoral dissertations, study exchange programmes and scholarships. BUT also participates in Erasmus + Programme. We provide administrative assistance for foreign students and visitors who come to BUT. In order to enrich its scientific and teaching infrastructure BUT successfully obtains EU funds. Among them there is Centre for Modern Education Bialystok University of Technology, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Operational Programme Development of Eastern Polish 2007-2013. In 2011 the university acquired funds from the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2007 – 2013, nearly 90 million for the implementation of the project "INNO-EKO-TECH" which is an innovative centre of teaching and research of alternative energy sources, energy-efficient construction and environmental protection. Its aim is to modernize university infrastructure and to raise the quality of education through the use in teaching process ICT solutions. Bialystok University of Technology actively supports the integration of higher education and entrepreneurship. In 2010 there was funded Institute of Innovation and Technology Bialystok University of Technology that focuses on the commercialization of scientific research and dissemination of the idea of academic entrepreneurship. In addition, Bialystok Technical University is implementing the project "Academic Business Incubator and Selected New Technologies" which is an instrument for the creation of conditions for the development of innovation in the economy and the region.
Secondary School polytechnic as a branch of the common school of Juraj Henisch educates students in engineering, construction, electrical engineering. From four-year study fields are the mechanic adjuster (setting up, operation of NC and CNC machine tools), computer network engineer, mechanic, electrical and mechanical engineering construction and installation of equipment. Three years of training branches: car-repair (mechanic, electrician), electrician, mechanic, dry construction (drywall) and the installer (water, heating, gas). The centre of practical training at common school of Juraj Henisch is carried out for all departments. Training is provided in special classrooms for installers, education centres of build-installation equipment mechanics, welding school classroom and private garage. In the third and fourth year students carried out by our individual professional experience in more than 43 companies in Bardejov district in order to acquire professional skills in practice. Graduates advantage is that the electrical fields obtain a certificate of professional competence in electrical engineering. The school works also as welding part school, which enables all graduates also get welding license. In the past we have experience of project Comenius partnerships - school. Practice at home is provided by the various companies in Bardejov district, as well as in-house. We cooperate with the biggest engineering company KAMAX Bardejov, KAMAX Holding GmbH & Co. KG of Germany. The most important awards for the school in national contest were: 1. Place for magazine „Gymoš“from Common school of Juraj Henisch at competition between high school magazines from Prešov district, 2. Place for our magazine „Gymoš“from national competition between high school magazines with title:“Štúrovo pero“ 2. Place for our magazine „Gymoš“from national competition between high school magazines with title: „Kalokagatia 2014“ - Literary Fund Award in competition “Štúrovo pero” in category press coverage of secondary school students to Damian Michalec, secondary school student - Prize from Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport for creative player-friendly and long-term cooperation in developing of the school magazine „Gymoš“ from Common school of Juraj Henisch for Branislav Boďa 1. Place on region round at secondary vocational activity, 2. Place on national round at secondary vocational activity for student of Common school of Juraj Henisch, Peter Tomčík and Jozef Lauko. They work under supervised of teacher PaedDr. Mirosla Vojtek and master training Ing. Lukáš Roguľa. 2. Place in regional round competition „Autoopravár Junior Castrol 2014“, 11-th place in national final of the same competition. Also From 1285 logged participants (student) our student Peter Červeňák reach 11-th place.
Technical University of Kosice has nine faculties, around 10 000 full-time undergraduate students, almost 700 teachers, and the same number of research and administrative staff. TUKE caters for a wide range of educational needs not only in the East-Slovak region, but throughout Slovakia and Central Europe, as in many specializations it is the only centre of education and research in this area. TUKE closely cooperates with other universities and with industrial organizations throughout the region and the Slovak Republic. Department of Robotics at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is focused on research and development in field of service, humanoid and industrial robotics, automation technology and reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Research tasks in the field of robotics are oriented to address current needs such as multirobotic systems and solutions of mutual co-operation of robots, robotic systems based on modularity and reconfigurability as well as research in the field of intelligent robotics systems and intelligent manipulation systems. In mentioned fields department provides education in masters and doctoral degree.
Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP) is a public research institute, which belongs to the Top Ten of Polish research institutes, developing new technologies. PIAP was established in 1965 as a national institute which basic task was preparing and implementing new technologies, automation systems, production plant and specialist measuring equipment in various branches of industry. Nearly fifty years of our close cooperation with industry have brought a series of new designs and significant implementations. Thanks to continuity of PIAP research and development work, PIAP designs can easily compete with products of renowned international companies. Presently, PIAP employs 300 people, among them more than 150 scientists. At present, PIAP activities are focused in the following fields: • automation and robotization of production processes, • introduction of innovative mechatronics technologies & solutions in production processes, • automation of transport between operation stands, • quality control systems with use of video technique, • mobile robots used for special purposes, • industrial measurement systems, • specialist measuring and inspection equipment • car recycling Also important for PIAP activities are Training and Education. PIAP organizes different trainings to industry, technical schools and their students. Topics of trainings are usually directly connected with technologies for industry and recycling technologies. PIAP can be distinguished on Polish market because of: • high quality of products and services confirmed with quality system pursuant to ISO standards, • specializing in integration of large systems with components from various manufacturers, • executing especially difficult tasks requiring non-standard solutions and involvement of professionals from various areas. Furthermore, PIAP undertakes tasks which contribute to dissemination and promotion of science and technology: • Annual Science and Technology Conference AUTOMATION - Automation, Novelties and Perspectives • International Automation and Measurement Fair AUTOMATICON • Seminars entitled New theories and practice in the field of automation and measurement PIAP also publish science and technology monthly entitled PAR - Pomiary, Automatyka, Robotyka (measurements, automation, robotics) covering the issues of measurements, automation, robotics, mechatronics and quality assurance. PIAP is widely cooperating with industrial and scientific organizations from European Union. This cooperation is focused mainly on the research and development as well as scientific projects co-financed by European Commission within Framework Programs. PIAP was actively participating in 4th, 5th and 6th Framework Program as well as in Lifelong Learning (Leonardo da Vinci and Grundvig), Structural Funds and Erasmus + actions.
TUC (Lab of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications at the Technical University of Crete) is a centre for teaching, research and development in the areas of Software Engineering, Distributed Information Systems, Web Applications and Services, Human-Computer Interaction and Design, and Graphics Systems. The engaged team has long rich experiences in European R&D projects, many of them related to technology enhanced learning. Recently they were leader in pSkills project (built a community of teachers exploiting programming languages) and ALICE (explored games as a creative language exploited by trainers), which promoted the use of Python programming language in secondary education). They are specialists in e-learning infrastructures and multimedia. They have developed the Coursevo e-learning multimedia platform (http://www.coursevo.com/) supporting several EU R&D projects. TUC/MUSIC has participated in over 50 European research and development projects and European Excellence Networks. In several it was Prime Contractor and/or Technical Leader. In those projects collaborated with over 250 leading European Companies, Universities and Research Centers. The projects range from Excellence Networks, to Long Term Research, to high performance systems engineering, to applications and services, to digital TV systems, to digital business ecosystems. Several of them were related to education and learning through innovative pedagogical approaches including the use of ICT. In many of them TUC has provided the eLearning infrastructure and tools to support online training/learning activities. TUC/MUSIC has also participated in the major EU Excellence networks in Digital Libraries and Learning. Selected recent publications: - Pappas N., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., and Christodoulakis S. (2017): "Supporting Learning Communities and Communities of Practice with Coursevo", IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017), April 2017, Athens, Greece. - Sifakis Y., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., and Christodoulakis S. (2017): "ViSTPro: Spatiotemporal Processes Visualization in Engineering Education and Crisis Management", IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017), April 2017, Athens, Greece. - Makris D., Makris K., Arapi P., Christodoulakis S. (2016): "PlayLearn: A Platform for the Development and Management of Learning Experiences in Location-Based Mobile Games", Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2016), April 2016, Venice, Italy. - Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S (2015): "COLearn: Supporting Collaborative Learning on top of Existing Learning Infrastructures", Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Volume 17, Issue 1/2, April 2015. - Lameras P., Moumoutzis N. (2015): "Towards the gamification of inquiry-based flipped teaching of mathematics a conceptual analysis and framework", International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL), 2015. - Stylianakis G., Moumoutzis N., Arapi P., Mylonakis M., Christodoulakis S. (2014): "COLearn and open discovery space portal alignment: A case of enriching open learning infrastructures with collaborative learning capabilities", Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL), November 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece. - Moumoutzis N., Christoulakis M., Pitsiladis A., Sifakis G., Maragkoudakis G., Christodoulakis S. (2014): "The ALICE experience: A learning framework to promote gaming literacy for educators and its refinement", 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning. IEEE Xplore, Nov. 13-14, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 257-261. - Mylonakis M., Arapi P., Moumoutzis N., Christodoulakis S., Ampartzaki M. (2013): "Octopus: A Collaborative Environment Supporting the Development of Effective Instructional Design", In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on E-Learning, and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE 2013), September 2013, Lodz, Poland .
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) is the only technological university in Estonia and the flagship of Estonian engineering and technical education. The mission of Tallinn University of Technology is to be a promoter of science, technology and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia. We value professionalism and reliability, entrepreneurship and innovation, openness and cooperativeness. Education from TUT is highly appreciated worldwide. TUT in figures: established in 1918, 11 500 students, 2 000 employees, 1100 teaching and researching staff , 70 000 alumni members, 4 shools (School of Information Technologies, School of Engineering, School of Science, School of Business and Governance). Total no. 72 buildings (55,5 ha). Goal for 2020: TUT is an internationally outstanding university of engineering and technology; We make use of our academic potential in particular through strategic partnership with major technology-intensive companies in the world, while being an active partner to Estonia. The school of Information Technology (IT) with its almost 50 years of history, is the largest ICT research and tertiary education institution in Estonia and the only one in the areas of computer systems hardware, electronics and telecommunications. The school has more than 2400 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 320 staff members, divided into 4 departments and one IT Collage. IT plays a decisive role in Estonian economy providing education and training for software, system, computer, electronics and telecommunication engineers as well as information management engineers. Several programs are offered in English, attracting large number of international applicants, most notably Cyber Security as well as e-Governance Technologies and Services programs. The educational programs are run in tight cooperation with industry sector and international organizations (such as Skype, Ericsson, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and others). The School of Engineering is the biggest School of Tallinn University of Technology. It consists of 5 departments and 2 colleges Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Department of Elecrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Department of Energy Technology, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Department of Mechanical and Indsutrial Engineering Tartu College, Virumaa College. Our graduates are true engineers, inventors, innovators and business leaders, whose task is to shape future technologies. Even today the demand for such people is high - there are much more work offers than there has been graduates in recent years. TUT has sertified curiculas in field of Electrical and Mechanical engineering closely dealing with following topics: Industry automation and robotics, Electrical drives and converters, Power electronic converters and energy saving , Electricity supply, Electric lighting. TUT provides courses and advanced studies on mechatronics, electrical engineering and machine building. School of Science has Master's programme: Engineering Physics (MSc), School of Business and Governance has Master's programmes in International Business Administration, Law, and Technology Governance. There are 10 PhD programmes at Tallinn University of Technology: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Materials Technology, Chemistry and Gene Technology, Earth Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Engineering Physics, Information and Communication Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Geotechnology, Public Administration. For the successful implementation of the current project TUT will play a crucial role not only because of its strong expertise in ICT, Electrical, Mechatronics and Mechanical engineering but also thanks to TUT’s cooperation with the top 10 universities (Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, etc.), scientists and companies (e.g. Microsoft, Google, IBM, ABB, etc.) of the world. TUT has cooperation agreements with more than 40 universities from Europe, Asia and America. TUT’s large international network will contribute also to wide dissemination of MILAN project results through the modern University library, e-library, web site (news feed), innovation centre MECTORY and magazines. Outside of TUT project results will be distributed at international conferences and in journals, as well as in the Estonian Association of Engineers magazine named Inseneeria. For the effective exploitation of the project outcomes, the following main groups and key actors will be reached by TUT: students, alumni and also employees from small and medium-sized enterprises.