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HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is the third largest University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht collaborates closely with Utrecht University. It offers its 36,000 students a wide range of courses spread across six principal themes:

  • Natural Sciences & Technology
  • Economics & Management
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Society & Law

Research at HU is practice-oriented and carried out in collaboration with professional practice (companies, organizations and institutions). It relates to socially and economically relevant themes. HU has 50 professors who have been appointed to work within six faculty-based knowledge centres: Communication & Journalism, Education, Innovation & Business, Innovations in Healthcare, Technology & Innovation and Social Innovation. Education and research are closely related, which means that the research that is done impacts directly on what our students are studying.

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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1970 as the Fachhochschule Hamburg but it looks back on a long tradition, with roots going back to the 18th century. Four engineering schools and six vocational schools were brought together, with its Business School being founded in 1994, with the goal to develop a new form of higher education. The focus was to be on the application of knowledge, with degree programmes that included placements in industry, laboratory work and practice-related projects.

With over 16,000 students Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is the second largest institution of higher education in the Hamburg region and one of the largest of its kind (university of applied sciences) in Germany. Our practice orientation guarantees a continuous adjustment of teaching based on current development. Small groups, interdisciplinary projects and academic support ensure that our students feel at home at our university.

At the end of 2007 the Faculties of Business & Public Management and Social Work & Nursing were joined to form one faculty, so that today the university has a structure with four faculties at four different campus locations in Hamburg:

  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Design, Media and Information
  • Business and Social Sciences


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes within its four faculties with practice orientation as our trademark: theory from lectures is put into practice in the laboratories, study projects are completed in the form of case studies, close cooperation with industry ensures a direct link to the future field of work


Over 2,100 international students study at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (13 % of all students), representing over 100 nations. We also welcome international guest students from our partner universities abroad. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has cooperations with over 140 European universities as well as universities in North and South America, in Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University skyline

Manchester Metropolitan Universities roots in higher education date back to 1824, whilst we were awarded university status in 1992 we became part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

Manchester Metropolitan University is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000 that enjoy a number of course that combine the traditional and the contemporary to set the University apart and give us our distinct character. Our claim is to be the University for World Class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability.

The University was initially developed as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (1824) and Manchester School of Design (1838). Later Schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (founded. 1878) and Domestic Science (founded 1880) were added along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College (founded 1911) and latterly Hollings College.

The University is arranged into eight faculties, each providing specialist learning, teaching and research hubs for students at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Cheshire campus
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

We are the UK’s most popular University as measured by undergraduate applications in the 2011 intake, receiving more than 56,000* applications this year. We have:

  • More than 1,000 courses and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias.
  • The highest concentration of postgraduate taught courses in the North West.
  • Links with over 70 professional bodies and associations recognising both the quality and practical focus of our course provision.
  • An extensive portfolio of training and professional development courses, including tailored courses to meet specific business needs.

We are proud that we are number 1 in the People and Planet Green 2012 League Table, making us the Greenest University in the UK.

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Panoramic view of Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

The Universidad Politecnica de Valencia is a young institution with its history dating back to the early 1970s, although some of its schools, such as the School of Design Engineering, the Higher Polytechnic School of Alcoy and the Faculty of Fine Arts, are over a hundred years old. The School of Design Engineering, The School of Building Management, The School of Rural Environments and Technology and The School of Applied Computer Science were all incorporated during the 1970’s.

In the “Universidad Politècnica de València”, cohabitation is part of an educational project where students and teachers from our three campuses participate. Campuses are:

  • Vera Campus Site
  • Inner city campus of Gandía
  • Alcoy Campus

We offer more than 34 degrees of higher education, 29 PhDs and 55 official Masters, as well as, through the Lifelong Learning Centre, more than 50000 course hours during last academic year. Overall, we have a Master Course, University Specialist and Professional Specialist. Those courses have specific training and enables students to adapt to the demand of society.

The Vision of UPV is to attract the best students and train professionals with a recognised, prestigious level of excellence which is highly valued by local and international employers.

The relevance of UPV's research outputs underpins the strong international presence of the institution, which has close collaborative links with the best universities in the world.

UPV is an innovative and entrepreneurial University, with effective mechanisms for the dissemination of scientific and technological results, and which excels in the training of researchers and in the creation of technology-based companies and is recognised as an efficient public institution at the service of all society, with a strong social and environmental commitment.

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Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS)

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences began as a temporary polytechnic in the autumn of 1992 and is now one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Finland.

In the field of applied research, Turku University of Applied Sciences represents the top tier in the country and coordinates or acts as a partner in over 200 RDI projects annually, whilst also offering multidisciplinary higher education courses and conducting applied research and development to meet the needs of working life and businesses in Southwest Finland.

TUAS is host to 9,500 students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees covering several fields of education and providing a good platform for interdisciplinary learning.

Studies at TUAS are working life-oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of our teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy emphasises the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making our graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills.

We have four faculties, Business, ICT and Life Sciences, Arts Academy, Technology, Environment and Business and Health and Well-being, which provide, Bachelors of Business Administration, Bachelors of Engineering, Bachelors of Culture and Arts and Bachelors of Health Care across our three campuses in Turku, Salo and Loimaa.

We provide high quality and flexible training and consulting services for both individuals and organisations in the public and private sector. You can also update your knowledge and skills at TUAS Open University of Applied Sciences.

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