We are delighted to announce that (i) Institut Polytechnique de Paris, (ii) National Technical University of Athens, (iii) Sapienza University of Rome, (iv) Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and (v) University of Southampton have accepted the invitation to join our association as (new) Members by 1 January 2022.
The IInstitut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) is a public higher education and research institution that brings together five major French engineering schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Under the umbrella of IP Paris, they combine two centuries of expertise in the pursuit of three major goals: excellence in education, cutting‑edge research & promotion of innovation. IP Paris kindly accepted the invitation to take over the membership of ENSTA Paris in our association.
Four universities kindly accepted the invitation from our thirty-fifth General Assembly from 15 October 2021 to (re) join our network as (new) Members.
Founded in 1837, almost along with the modern Greek state, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest technical university in Greece. NTUA is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The valuable work of NTUA and its international reputation are due to its well-organised educational and research system, the quality of its staff and students, and the adequacy of its technical infrastructure. NTUA was one of the fourteen founding Members of our association in 1990.
The Sapienza University of Rome is one of the oldest and largest (over 100,000 students) universities in Europe. Sapienza has dedicated much attention to the inclusion of students from all over the world and students with vulnerabilities or coming from at-risk countries. The university is working towards implementing transdisciplinary programmes of internationalisation and fostering an academic environment increasingly more open to dialogue and inclusivity. Sapienza accepted our invitation to re-join.
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU BA) is the largest and most significant technical university in Slovakia. STU BA is a modern European educational and research institution that offers high-quality education to 12,000 students spread over 7 faculties and the Institute of Management and involves students in research in natural sciences, computer sciences, construction, architecture, materials technologies, urban planning, chemistry and food technologies. STU BA accepted our invitation to join as new Member.
The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Their degrees and courses enable their students to develop critical thinking and independent learning skills that are essential for future leaders and decision-makers. Their lecturers are leaders in their fields and offer you the chance to learn about world-changing research as it happens. The University of Southampton accepted our invitation to re-join.
"The (re-) unification of these five leading universities of science and technology within our network significantly reinforces our strong and united voice of research-intensive universities with a strong profile in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Europe and beyond. All five (new) Members add specific strengths to our network of now fifty-eight Members from twenty-eight countries in Europe and beyond. We look forward to engage with European, global, national and regional institutions and partners as knowledgable and constructive university association together with them", says our Secretary General David Bohmert.
For more information and enquiries, please contact David Bohmert.