University of Bologna - Department of management
The University of Bologna (UniBo) has been recognized as the oldest university in the western world, and as the venue where, on 19 June 1999, took place the meeting among ministers of higher education from 29 European countries to sign the Declaration of Bologna, the gateway of the process aiming to harmonize higher education systems across Europe known as the Bologna Process.
Its organization has been shaped, since 1995, in a Multicampus structure, so divided into 11 faculties, 33 research departments as well as 5 operating branches (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini), aiming to provide 143 first-level degree courses, 98 specialized degree courses and 9 European specialization courses; post-graduate studies have been organized trough 14 Doctoral Schools, with more than 300 graduate-level programs and approximately 1,800 PhD students. Thus UniBo may be considered as one of the largest in the country as well as ranked among its first top level universities.
The University of Bologna is one of the most proactive Italian universities both in research and technology transfer, at least since 2004: at the national level, the University ranks second for competitive research funding from the Italian Government, whereas, at the European one, it has successfully participated in FP6 with a total of 114 projects (in 14 projects as coordinator) funded by the European Commission in all its specific programmes. In FP7 our University has presented over 1100 projects achieving total financial aid of about 73 million Euros with 228 funded projects - acting as coordinator in 44 of them. For the Theme 8 - “Socioeconomic sciences and Humanities” (SSH) of the Cooperation programme, the University has been involved in 10 projects (in 2 as coordinator).
Professor Gianni LorenzoniProfessor
University of Deusto
The University of Deusto (UDEUSTO) is a 125 year old, non-profit university. Beyond research which is co-ordinated from chairs such as Law and the Human Genome, Leisure and Disabilities, there is, in the institutional sphere, a clear option for the social topics of interdependency, distribution of resources, migration, human rights, development, poverty andenvironment, ethics and society. There are also studies about cultural identity (individual and collective), and European integration processes taking part invarious international research groups. Internationalisation, without excluding other regions, demonstrates a clear commitment to Europe and Latin America, having signed agreements with more than 200 universities.
The present proposal would be developed by the International Research Project Office and housed under the Deusto Social Innovation, which is the knit for knowledge transfer and outreach at the University of Deusto in the fiel of Social Research and Innovation. Our goal is to provide solutions to local and international changes and challenges of society, to contribute to the improvement and transformation towards a just and balanced development.
The experience of UDEUSTO in international projects is evidenced by its track records including 91 international networks and over 60 EU funded projects, including 4 Framework Programmes Initial Training Networks Marie Curie actions.
Ms Osane UriarteProject manager
University of Deusto
Anette NorborgProject Manager
University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and continues to be ranked within the top 100 universities in the QS world rankings. Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK with an annual income of €649m and over 33,000 students (over 6870 from overseas) and approximately 7,540 staff of 99 different nationalities, attached to 560 different undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degree programmes. In 2010/11 its annual research income exceeded €157 m of which 7.9% was derived from EU awards. The University of Leeds is currently successfully co-ordinating 82 FP7 projects and is a partner in a further 116 FP7 projects. A further 30 FP7 grants are under negotiation; 10 of which are co-ordinated by Leeds. It has hosted/is currently hosting 43 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships and Integration Grants and is currently co-ordinating 8 FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training networks and is a partner in a further 13. Leeds total income from FP7 is in excess of €84m with a further €16.5m under negotiation. Under FP6 Leeds was involved in over 200 funded projects that were awarded research income of over €60m. The University of Leeds therefore has a very successful track record of managing both individual fellowships and large international projects and of hosting visiting researchers of all career stages for both training and knowledge transfer purposes.