KLABS Coordinating University in Kosovska Mitrovica is public higher education and scientific research institution established in 1970 as the University of Priština. After 1999, the University was relocated to Kosovska Mitrovica where it today encompasses ten faculties with about 10,000 students attending bachelor, master or doctoral study programmes in technical, social and natural sciences, medicine, sports and arts. The University is the full member of the European University Association and the signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum. It participates in various scientific research and educational national and international projects and programmes. The Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) in Kosovska Mitrovica consists of eight departments that offer 3 cycles of university education in architecture, environmental protection, civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, mining and technological engineering. Expertise fields of academic and research staff create conditions for inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary actions as one of the main institutional current goals. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is the University leader in scientific research, with the largest number of published and cited papers in highly ranked international journals, and the largest number of papers presented in international conferences. FTS cooperates with numerous international academic and research institutions, researchers, enterprise and NGO sector.
University of Ljubljana (UL) is public autonomous educational, scientific research and artistic institution of higher education with a very rich tradition. It is the oldest and the biggest university in Slovenia, established in 1919. Today it encompasses 26 full members (3 art academies and 23 faculties) and 3 associated members (National University Library, UL Central Technical Library, UL Innovation-Development Institute). UL ranks among the top 500 universities according to: Times THSE-QS Ranking (500-600), Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (400-500), Webometrics Ranking of World universities (top 200), URAP - University Ranking by Academic Performance (284). The University covers all ISCED areas in the first and second cycle study programmes and leads the way in some technology and research fields (cognitive science, physics, nanotechnologies, environmental sciences, biomedicine etc). In the 1st cycle, UL offers 128 university, 32 higher professional and 7 long-cycle master study programmes. In the 2nd cycle, it offers 215 university and 13 joint study programmes, and 21 doctoral study programmes in the 3rd cycle. The Faculty of Architecture (UL FA) offers academic education and professional research in architecture, urbanism and design. UL FA is present in European integration processes through various programmes (Erasmus, Tempus, etc.).
University of Strathclyde, established in 1796, today is the leading international technological university with about 15,000 undergraduate and 7,000 postgraduate students, and around 3,500 employees from more than 100 countries of the world. The University is committed to enhancing the international competitiveness of the research by focusing on innovative approaches to connect high-quality research to outcomes that have impact in contemporary global society and industry. The Department of Architecture is multi-faceted in nature and is at the forefront in higher education in Scotland and the UK. The REF 2014 results have revealed that more than 40% of the department's research is rated as world class (4*). Research and KE groups of the Department continuously evolve, reflecting emerging issues in architectural design, cultural enquiry, sustainability and urbanism, investigating how design and technology innovation can transform communities and cities. Research contributes to Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre and to the Institute for Future Cities, a world-leading cross-disciplinary centre linked to the Technology Strategy Board’s Future City Demonstrator and City Observatory. Recently opened Glasgow Project Office boosts Educational, Research and Knowledge Exchange by enhancing synergies in live projects, public manifestations, active social engagement with real clients/communities and multidisciplinary actions related to sustainable built environment.
Università Iuav di Venezia, one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy (established in 1926) is a ‘themed’ university totally focusing on design. It is a dedicated place for teaching, specialisation and field research in design of living space and environments such as buildings, cities, landscapes, regions as well as design of every-day use objects, cultural, theatrical, multimedia events, fashion and graphics. The Università Iuav di Venezia is organised into three departments: "Architecture, Construction and Conservation", "Design and Planning in Complex Environments", and "Architecture and Arts". Educational programmes, courses and activities are divided into 5 undergraduate degree programmes and 8 graduate degree programmes, in addition to a number of postgraduate specialisation programmes, advanced specialisation courses and 8 research doctorates. About 5,000 students attend the University. International Exchange Programmes are currently being offered in cooperation with 130 European universities for the promotion of students’, researchers’ and faculty’s mobility, with a view to developing a common European citizenship, exchange of good practices and sharing of researches. Furthermore, the Università Iuav di Venezia has also established cooperation and exchange relationships with non-EU institutions and universities with which has entered into over 60 agreements aiming at students’ mobility.
Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) is the largest university of technology in the Netherlands, with over 4,400 staff and 17,000 students. The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, established in 1904, has a leading role in the area of architecture education and research in the broadest sense. Some three thousand students, hundreds of researchers, lecturers and professors follow or provide education here, do research and support work in a dynamic, distinctive and internationally oriented environment. The Faculty educates students to become excellent architectural engineers, from building technologists and urbanists to architects, landscape architects, real estate experts and geodata specialists. The unique teaching concept encompasses broad Bachelor's programme, two Master's programmes (incorporating five tracks) and diverse post-graduate programmes. Strong international community is comprised of over 30% foreign Master's students and staff from 42 countries. The Faculty brings research and education closer together and has a broad research area, from the theory of architecture to design-driven research; it gives hundreds of lectures, symposia, presentations, exhibitions, masterclasses annually, which are also open to the public. The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is also represented at international events such as the Biennales in Venice and Moscow.
Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) was founded in 1870 and is with over 42,000 students the largest university for technical studies in Germany. The RWTH belongs to the group of TU9 excellent universities in Germany and is one of the four IDEA LEAGUE universities. The Faculty of Architecture is a multidisciplinary faculty, which includes design, planning and process, human aspects and technical disciplines in itself. In addition to the disciplinary research and teaching units, the Faculty focuses on interdisciplinary activities in so-called collaborative research fields. These units improve the visibility in the national and international scientific community and extend the co-operation and acquisition potential. Collaborative research fields include the following topics: Cultural Heritage, Redevelopment and Reuse, Context and Form and Material, Function and Production. The chair Reuse in Architecture has been established at the Faculty of Architecture in October 2014. The basics of sustainable construction are taught in order to be applied in built project. The research focus addresses a closed loop approach for building materials by developing design for deconstruction and methods to evaluate and support Reuse in Architecture. Dealing with these topics, the research group Resource Effective Construction was founded.
University of Banja Luka (UBL),established in 1975, is the second largest in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with more than 18,500 students. The University of Banja Luka is the leading higher education institution in the Republic of Srpska which provides a high quality education and efficient studying conditions for an optimal number of students and offers research applications and services for both economy and other institutions. The University is devoted to long-lasting, organized activities in order to improve the quality of its functions, which proves to be the only manner of keeping the leading educational role in the country and gain international recognition. It consists of 15 faculties and the Academy of Arts with the total of 55 first-cycle, 66 second-cycle and 8 doctoral study programmes. The teaching process is run by 784 full-time professors and teaching assistants. Furthermore, there are 170 part-time professors, 168 guest lecturers from abroad, and 121 associates in charge of clinical practice. UBL collaborates with European universities and adopts novel approaches (student-oriented teaching process, flexible student courses, international student/professor mobility, cohesion of the teaching process, research, innovations, and lifetime learning) as the basic principles of the reforms. UBL is the holder HR excellence in research logo since April 2015.
University of Belgrade is a state-owned university established two centuries ago. Its activities – higher education and scientific research – are in public interest and are strictly defined by law. The University is consisted of 31 faculties divided into 4 study areas: Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculties of Medical Sciences, Faculties of Sciences and Mathematics, Faculties of Technology and Engineering Sciences, and 11 research institutes. University of Belgrade enrols approximately 80,000 new students each year.The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade is the leading higher education institution for architecture and urban studies in the Balkan Region. As an institution with a long tradition (the first architecture study programme was introduced in 1846), the Faculty takes stock of historical achievements awhile striving to train professionals whose ideas and innovations forge new paths of advancement in architecture, arts and design, humanities and urban sciences. A distinctive feature of the studies is based on integrated approach to education, with equal emphasis on Architecture, Urbanism and Architectural Technology in three distinct Departments. The Faculty offers validated Course Status for RIBA Part 1 and 2, and for last 3 consecutive years is one of Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design by DOMUS Magazine.
Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar was established in 1977. Today, the University is accredited and integrated higher education institution with around 5,500 students, 300 employees, and 3-cycle university education offered through 45 study programmes at eight faculties: Agro-Mediterranean Faculty, Faculty of Economy, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technologies, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Law. The mission of the University is to organize a wide range of educational processes of different contents and levels, to perform theoretical, applied and evolving scientific research, to become one of the leaders in the education necessary for the development of economy and society, as well as to promote cultural and social development of the region and the country. The vision of the University is to become recognizable in Mediterranean and in Europe, with internationally recognized study programs, to continuously develop new knowledge and knowledge transfer technologies and to introduce new educational forms and multidisciplinary studies, as well as to integrate international standards into education in order to become a generator of the development of society.
State University of Novi Pazar (SUNP) was established on 26 October 2016 by the Decree of the Government of Serbia. It is the only integrated state university in Serbia, today with more than 4,000 students and 250 permanent teaching staff (170 professors and lecturers, and 80 assistants and research fellows). The integrated structure of SUNP has enabled it, as the youngest state university in Serbia, to develop much faster, with available funds and adequate teaching and administration staff. SUNP functions through ten departments: Law Sciences; Economy Sciences; Philology Sciences, Philosophy Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Technical Sciences; Chemical-Technological Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Arts; and Multidisciplinary Sciences. It is accredited for all three levels of university education, offering 20 Bachelor, 20 Master and 5 PhD study programmes. In a short time, the State University of Novi Pazar has achieved noticeable results and realized significant number of national and international projects in various areas, such as curriculum development, life-long learning, university/enterprises cooperation, etc. SUNP was the coordinating university of TEMPUS project “Energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and environmental impact” (530194-Tempus-1-2012-1-RS-TEMPUS-JPCR) and partner in 13 TEMPUS projects.
Higher Technical School of Professional Studies in Zvečan is public institution of vocational education founded in 1961. Today, the School is a recognized environment for the development of professional knowledge and skills, creativity and practical problem-solving thinking, with well-established cooperation with similar institutions in the region. The tradition of the Higher Technical School of Professional Studies has been merged and harmonized with modern European and global trends in education; there is a continuous pursuit for advancement to the level of becoming the leading institution of technical vocational studies in Balkan region. To-date, thousands of students have passed through the School, learning to become skilled professionals ready for various challenges in practical work. The School is proud of having a long record of engagement with industry, communities and external research partners. The Higher Technical School of Professional Studies in Zvečan offers five first cycle programmes of vocational studies: Energetics, Management in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Informatics, Production Management, and Fire Protection; and three second cycle programmes in Energetics, Production Management and Fire Protection.