Academic partners






Grenoble INP

The Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) is one of Europe’s leading technology universities, at the heart of innovation from more than a century. Ideally located in the heart of the French Alps, Grenoble INP is one of Europe’s leading technology universities. It offers a range of engineering, masters and doctoral courses both in French and in English, driven by world-class research in 37 laboratories, and 6 state-of-the-art technology platforms, developped in partnership with other institutions. Grenoble INP’s mission is to empower new generations of engineers to respond to global challenges in the fields of energy, the digital world, micro- and nanotechnologies, the environment, as industries of the future. For 120 years, Grenoble INP has been instrumental in developping innovative solutions with industrial partners to support continuous technological advances and economic growth. Read more.
The School responsible for AMIS programme at Grenoble INP is School of Engineering in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics and Materials Science.

Key contacts
Academic: Dr. Eirini Sarigiannidou and Dr. Francois Weiss
Administrative: Fanny Hébert, coordinator

Aalto University

Aalto University  is a new foundation-based university comprising science, technology, business and arts. There are over 20 000 students, 370 professors and 5,000 staff in Aalto University. Within its focus areas, Aalto is proud to host seven Centers of Excellence, six Academy Professors appointed by the Academy of Finland and 18 grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Aalto is the only Finnish university to be included in Leiden University’s list of Europe’s top 100 top universities by publication impact. The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research activities in the field of physical sciences with important industrial applications and technological potential. Much of the research is focused on condensed matter and materials physics, on quantum physics and nano-optics, and on advanced energy sciences. Read more.

Key contacts
Academic: Professor Robin Ras and Dr Janne Raula, Academic coordinator for Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses
Administrative: Eija Kujanpää, International Relations Manager and Laura Öhrnberg, Study coordinator.

TU Darmstadt

The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its around 312 professors, 4,244 employees and 26,000 students devote their talents and best efforts to the significant future research fields energy, mobility, communications and information technologies, housing and living conditions. The wide variety of disciplines represented are all focused on technology, as viewed from the vantage point of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, and cover the full range of academic endeavour, from the origination of basic concepts to practical, everyday applications.

The TU Darmstadt is Germany’s first autonomous university and has a state-funded budget of 293 million Euros (2013, incl. building funds). Its capacity for innovation is evidenced inter alia by the steady growth in annual funding received from outside sources. The 147 million Euros contributed by industry, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the European Union for 2013 make it one of Germany’s leading academic recipients of third party funding. In renowned rankings by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Zentrum für Hochschulentwicklung, as well as polls of the personnel directors of major corporations, it has consistently corroborated its leadership in research, academic excellence, and its qualification of graduates for top jobs and successful careers.

TU Darmstadt has established the university-wide umbrella organisation Ingenium to support early career researchers (doctoral candidates and postdocs). Ingenium provides a course program on professional and social skills to acquire key competencies such as project management, leadership skills, or teaching skills. To ensure the high quality of the courses, target group-specific and demand-oriented courses conducted by external trainers are offered. Read more.

Academic key contact: Dr. Joachim Brötz

Université de Bordeaux

Ranked among the top universities in France, the University of Bordeaux is renowned for the quality of its academic courses and research. The University of Bordeaux was newly established on the 1st of January 2014, following the merger of three universities: Université Bordeaux 1 Sciences et Technologies, Université Bordeaux Segalen and Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV. he field of research is a driving force of the University of Bordeaux. The excellence of its competencies in all scientific fields (Science & Technology, Life & Health, Social & Human) was recognized in July 2011 when the university was awarded with the “Initiative of Excellence”. This award consists of an endowment of 700M€ to support the growth and development of research. The university welcomes almost 2,000 PhD students, currently has 280 joint thesis (co-tutelle) agreements running, boasts 18 international associated laboratories and much more. Read more.

Academic key contact: Dr Michael Josse, Maître de Conférences

Université de Liège

The University of Liege (ULg) is the only public, pluralist and complete university institution of the French-speaking Walloon-Brussels community. It is a part of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy. It aims at maintaining a fair balance between teaching, research and community service activities, in the broad lines recognised by its complete university status. Fully integrated in the Bologna process aiming at establishing a large harmonised zone of higher education in Europe, ULg welcomes 20 000 students spread out over nine Faculties, one Institute and one Management School. The University offers a very large range of courses: 38 degree courses, 200 masters courses (of which 33% are unique in French-speaking Belgium) and 68 complementary masters courses. Located at the crossroads of the German and Latin cultures, with a global outlook on international aspects, the University of Liege devotes a considerable part of its teaching to foreign language classes in order to ensure that its students are citizens who are truly active on a European level. It encourages the integration of new types of teaching (problem-solving, supervised training sessions, role-plays, …) and the acquisition of combined skills.

As in all of the universities in Europe and throughout the world, the teaching at ULg is kept alive through research. This teaching-research complementarity is at the heart of the university project.  The ULg pays special attention to fundamental research, the basis of new knowledge. Although the Institution backs certain subjects and research orientations in particular, that it deems as priorities, it does not wish to be deprived of those that exist and that are inseparable from its status as a complete university. Read more.

Key contacts
Academic: Professor Ngoc Duy NGUYEN
Administrative: Mrs. Isabelle NOIROT, International Relations Agent