EUA plays an essential role in representing European Universities towards the decision making organizations of the EU. It has 780 member institutions from 46 countries, involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organizations active in higher education. Its mission is to provide cooperation among institutions of higher education and EU, support research and development, accreditation, quality assurance and evaluation programmes, project of doctorate programmes (DOC-CAREERS). The Association’s mandate in the Bologna process, contribution to EU research policy making and relations with intergovernmental organizations, European institutions and international associations, ensure its capacity to debate issues which are crucial for universities in relation to higher education, research and innovation.
CESAER stands for scientific excellence in engineering education and research, and the promotion of innovation through close cooperation with industry in order to ensure the application of cutting-edge knowledge in industry and society.
CESAER was established in 1990 and now has a membership of 51 institutions from 26 countries out of which BME is the only Hungarian member. CESAER members are committed to the following core values and guiding principles: High level research-based engineering education; Research at the front edge of knowledge; Close co-operation with the industry towards innovation; Continuous improvement in and integration of education, research and innovation in the knowledge triangle; and Contribute to sustainable economic, societal and environmental development. Task Forces based on the main focus areas: TF Scientific Engineering Education (TFSEE); TF International Cooperation (TFIC); TF Human Resources (TFHR); TF Benchmarking (TFB); TF Innovation (TFI); TF EU Funding Instruments (TFEUFI); and TF Open Science (TFOS).
It is the largest network of higher engineering institutions and of individuals involved in engineering education in Europe. SEFI has the mission to contribute to the development and the improvement of the engineering education in Europe. SEFI is the first example of an association directly linking the institutions of higher engineering education, hence independent of national and/or community filters in establishing its policy, as an international forum for discussing problems and identifying solutions relating to engineering education.) Working groups: Curriculum Development (CDWG), Continuing Engineering Education (WGCEE), Mathematics (is a necessary requirement for the education of qualified engineering), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Women in Engineering (WGWE), Ethics in Engineering Education (EiEE)
Its mission is to establish an informal group of representatives from leading engineering universities in Europe. As an informal group the Conference has no formal international or European organisational structure. International appearance, coordination: Vienna University of Technology, European and International Research and Technology Cooperation.
The International Association of University Presidents is a global association of university leader executives from higher education institutions with strategic purposes: to strengthen the international mission and quality of education of these institutions in an increasingly interdependent world, and to promote global awareness and competence as well as peace and international understanding through education. IAUP Presidency: Siam University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Regional network and coooperation among BME Budapest, Technical University in Prague, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Technical University of Vienna and regular consultation meetings for Rectors. (Initiation of Telč, October, 2003.)
comprises today a group of 11 universities from 9 different countries: England: University of Leicester, Australia: La Trobe University, Flinders University, Indonesia: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Japan: Hiroshima and Ritsumeikan Universities, Sweden: Malmö University, USA: James Madison University, South Korea: Kyung Hee University, Italy: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Hungary: BME.) The mission is to advance the internationalization of INU members through student and staff mobility, research collaboration and co-operation in university management coordinated by La Trobe University.
The Agency of the Francophone Universities represents those universities where studies are provided partly or full in French. Its priorities: cooperation among Arabian, Central and Eastern European, Francophone and South-Eastern countries, CEE office is in Bucharest. It has 634 member institutions (universities and research centres), their mission is to support cooperation in the field of higher education and research with different programmes, scholarship funds, and researchers’databasis.
Within the OECD Directorate for Education headquartered in Paris, the IMHE Programme is an international forum serving policy-makers in national and regional authorities, managers of higher education institutions, and researchers. Some current activities: work on the supporting the contribution of higher education institutions to regional development, financial management, policies for improving institutional financial sustainability, internationalization, Professional Development.
The main of the Association located in Amsterdam is the stimulation and facilitation of the internationalisation of higher education in Europe and around the world, and to meet the professional needs of individuals active in international education. It has 1600 individual members from academic and administrative areas, researchers and educational professionals.
The mission is to increase the number of females studying SET subjects and to help them progress to related careers. To develop women's technical and entrepreneurial skills through training initiatives and projects. To promote and support research into areas relating to women in SET. To promote regional, national and international awareness and interest in this field.
WITEC Secretariat: Technikon Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Richard Wagner Strasse 7, A-9500 Villach, Austria
Its aim is the preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise, has 26 academic institute members. Objectives are: to deliver a European Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering, to encourage PhD studies, to promote exchange of students and teachers participating in the network, to establish a framework for mutual recognition, to foster and strengthen relations between universities, nuclear research laboratories, industries and regulatory bodies, to ensure the quality of academic nuclear engineering education, training and research.Coordinating Centre: Székhely: Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, Centre CEA de Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
EDEN established in 1991in England, is an international educational association open to institutions and individuals dealing with e-learning, open and distance education. It has 50 member states from Europe and other continents. Proving versatile expertise, the Association embraces all levels of formal and non formal education and training. EDEN is fostering developments and collaboration in the constantly evolving field of e-learning and distance education by shaping European policy and offering services in a non hierarchical manner. Since 1997, the EDEN Secretariat has been hosted by Budapest University Technology and Economics.