The University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world, spanning seven centuries.
Today it is a member of several international networks and a founding member of the Coimbra Group, a group of leading European research universities. This University pursues a policy of constant improvement in various fields, which allow it to reassert the high quality of research and teaching, as well as an active role in the development of businesses and industry.
The University is considered a Portuguese reference in higher education due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight Faculties and to the advances achieved in research in its varied expert fields.
Coimbra Polytechnic Institute
Coimbra Polytechnic Institute is currently comprised of 6 colleges. The Institute offers several fields of study, namely, education and arts, business administration, communication, tourism, agricultural sciences, health technology and engineering.
The Institute has a large variety of studies, which also include cross-border education in partnership with other European institutions of higher education. The Institute participates in a number of international mobility programmes and values cooperation projects with European countries and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Coimbra Polytechnic Institute's mission is to train professionals with the characteristics and skills required to fulfil the region and the country's developmental demands, as well as developing exchange programmes with similar national and international institutions and contributing to an international cooperation and the meeting of peoples and communities.
The University of Helsinki is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The university has profiled itself as a research university and is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki aims to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society. The university covers all fields of study except engineering and business administration.
The university, with almost 4,000 researchers and teachers, operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations. There are 35,000 students, and a further 30,000 participate in adult education.
Haaga‐Helia University of Applied Sciences
Haaga‐Helia is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
Twelve different degree programmes are completely taught in English. Haaga‐Helia has a strong international network with 190 partner universities worldwide, and is an active member in several international organisations. Coursework and projects are conducted in cooperation with international partner universities and companies operating worldwide.
Haaga‐Helia carries out research and development activities with domestic and international partners. Haaga‐Helia is part of the Finnish public education system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Its fields of education are business, information technology, journalism, management assistant training and vocational teacher education, among others.
The University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam is a broad research-intensive institution and an internationally-oriented academic community. The University traces its roots back to 1632.
Today, it is one of the large comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities, Universitas 21 and also maintains intensive contact with leading research universities around the world. Teaching and research at the University of Amsterdam are conducted in seven faculties.
The University seeks to offer an inspiring international academic environment in which both staff and students can develop their talents optimally. Characterised by a critical, creative and international atmosphere, the University of Amsterdam has a long tradition of open-mindedness and engagement with social issues.