Ulm University of Applied Sciences

The Ulm University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Ulm) is a university of applied sciences with study courses mainly directed at the technical sector. The study courses have a broad approach to open up a wide range of professional possibilities for graduates. Individual qualification is possible by selecting the optional mandatory courses, the topic of the study papers and thesis, foreign languages, studying abroad at foreign partner universities as well as the acquisition of additional skills.

The success of Ulm University of Applied Science is based on the cooperation with industry. It integrates the areas of research and development with the help of own research institutes and several Steinbeis Transfer Centers of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development Stuttgart (Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung Stuttgart). The students also benefit from this because of attractive places for internships and interesting thesis topics. A refined continuing education program for working people and others round off the range of Hochschule Ulm.

The Ulm approach

The University of Applied Sciences, the University, the research city with its institutes and research departments and the city of Ulm with its energetic, innovative buildings and its energy supply have a comprehensive knowhow, unique in Germany, when it comes to the topic of sustainable energy supply. The competency of Ulm covers all areas, from classical district heating, environmentallyfriendly garbage incineration, from atomic power research through to combined heat and power coupling, from energetic recovery of biomass, hydropower, fuel cell application, generation of absorption refrigeration, solarthermal energy, photovoltaic energy and right up to the largest office building in the world, constructed according to the norms of a passive house. Ulm wants to share its experience and its practical knowledge in these areas. The Solarschachtel / solar ship is the symbol for the transport of this knowledge and for cooperation with others.

Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HSU)

Education and the formation of awareness are the „germ cells“ for a future of sustainable energy
In the field of teaching and research, the main topic of energy technology was created, with a close reference to practice, from the comprehensive know-how of a classical technical university 15 years ago. The main topic of studies is covered by around 20 professors, lecturers, engineers and other qualified technical staff. Since its foundation, the HSU has followed the express goal of pushing forward teaching and applied research in the fields of sustainable energy technologies and energy management. The four main topics within energy technology are:

  • minimization of the energy requirement
  • rational use of energy
  • use of regenerative energies
  • economic use of energy.

With its main topic of energy technology, the HSU, in cooperation with the Stadtwerke and the district heating suppliers of the city of Ulm, almost completely covers the entire theme of energy technology and energy management. Laboratories, demonstration objects, pilot plants, power plants and buildings are available for teaching, research and transfer.

In the field of central power generation and/or the supply of district heating, these are:

  • boilers with conventional firing
  • a biomass heat-generating station and
  • a modern waste-to-energy plant
  • hydroelectric power plants and
  • a gas turboexpander at the pipeline gas stations

The following is currently in use in the field of decentralized power generation and local heat supply:

  • large scale photovoltaic plants
  • solar-thermal plants
  • motor-driven total energy systems in laboratory operation
  • one Siemens SUR 100 nuclear reactor for teaching purposes
  • hydroelectric power plants
  • fuel cell plants for house energy supply motor-driven combined heat and power coupling
  • a test stand for condensing boiler technology
  • a test stand for heating pumps
  • a solar simulator for solar-thermal collectors
  • a heat accumulator laboratory
  • test stands for thermal conduction and thermal radiation
  • a demonstration and test plant for airconditioning technique
  • photovoltaic system for network and isolated operation
  • electrochemical energy storage
  • test and demonstration plants for electrical drives
  • test and process technology for energy supply systems and
  • a local network for a virtual power plant

In the field of sustainable heat recovery in buildings, the HSU has:

  • a data logging device in the passive house
  • the simulation of the supply of heat and cold in passive houses
  • energy supply systems for passive houses and
  • a wind tunnel for aerodynamics in buildings


Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava is the most significant university of technology in Slovakia. In the Webometrics Ranking of Science the university placed in the top 500 and achieved best result among universities inSlovakia.[citation needed] In Shanghai ranking 2012 has reached 100-150 position in informatics in the world,[1] as the only University in Central Europe evaluated in the first 200.

University structure:

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (in Trnava)
  • Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies
  • Institute of Management
  • Institute of Engineering Studies

Széchenyi István University

The Széchenyi István University (Hungarian: Széchenyi István Egyetem) is located in Győr, Hungary. The university was established in 2002. It has an excellent reputation in electrical and mechanical engineering and has a partnership with the German car manufacturer Audi.

In 1963 the government made a resolution to establish an architectural university. In 1968 the resolution was changed and the government wished to build a telecommunication university. The university’s predecessor in title, the Transportation and Telecommunication Faculty of Technical Sciences, was established in this year. The faculty trained engineers for the transportation and telecommunication infrastructure. The building of the university was built — an unmatched exception in Hungary, originally for education purposes — on the picturesque bend of the Moson Danubewithin walking distance of the baroque city. In the early 1990s beyong the technical sciences, economical, medical and social programmes became in demand. In 1995 the Eötvös Loránd University set up a law programme here, so the juridical training returned to the city and, since 2002, it is its own programme at Széchenyi István University.The institution bears the name of István Széchenyi the „greatest Hungarian” since 1986. The university offers several courses in BA/BSc and MA/MSc and doctoral schools are available.

The university provides education at three faculties, two institutes, and the doctoral schools:

  • Deák Ferenc Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
  • Kautz Gyula Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Engineering Sciences:
    • Baross Gábor Institute of Built Environment and Transport
    • Jedlik Ányos Institute of Informatics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Petz Lajos Institute of Health and Social Studies
  • Varga Tibor Institute of Musical Art
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Doctoral School of Social Sciences

Óbuda University

The Óbuda University (Hungarian: Óbudai Egyetem, Latin: Universitas Budensis) named after Óbuda, a part of Budapest, is a technical university in Budapest, Hungary. It was originally founded in 2000 as Technical Institute of Budapest (Hungarian: Budapesti Műszaki Főiskola) with the merging of 3 polytechnical institutes (Donát Bánki Technical Institute, Kandó Kálmán Politechnical College, Light Industry Technical College). With over 12 000 students it is one of the largest technical universities in the country. Having complied with the necessary requirements, the institution was promoted to university status on 1 January 2010 under the name of Óbuda University.

The university with the merger of former polytechnic institutions has founded the following faculties:

  • Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Security Technology
  • Kálmán Kandó Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Keleti Károly Faculty of Business and Management
  • John von Neumann Faculty of Information Technology
  • Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Informatics and Telematics Knowledge Center

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungarian: Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem or in short Műegyetem), in Hungarian abbreviated as BME, English official abbreviation BME, is the most significant University of Technology in Hungary and is also one of the oldest Institutes of Technology in the world, having been founded in 1782.

BME is considered the world’s oldest Institute of Technology which has university rank and structure. It was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at university level.The legal predecessor of the university was founded in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II, and was named Latin: Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum (“Institute of Geometry and Hydrotechnics”).

The “Berg-Schola,” the world’s first institute of technology, was founded in Selmecbánya, Kingdom of Hungary (today Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia) in 1735. Many members of the first teaching staff of BME arrived from Selmecbánya.
In 1860, the Hungarian language replaced Latin as the language of instruction.
It was reorganized in 1871 as Royal Joseph Technical University and was elevated to equal rank with other universities in the country. In 1910 it moved to its current site near Gellért square (next to the Art Nouveau Hotel Gellért). In 1934 it was reorganized again as Palatine Joseph University of Technology and Economics and it played a dominant role in the interwar industrialization process, together with engineering and economist training in Hungary.
The university was restructured again after the Second World War. The 1956 Hungarian Revolution was partly launched by students at the university, followed by many professors. In 1967, the two technical universities seated in Budapest were merged to form the Technical University of Budapest, with six faculties. In 2000 – two years after the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences was established – the official name changed to Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

At present the university has eight Faculties (founding date in parentheses):

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering (1782)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1871)
  • Faculty of Architecture (1873)
  • Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (1873)
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (1949)
  • Faculty of Transportation Engineering (1955)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences (1998)
  • Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (1998)

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (German: Fachhochschule Technikum Wien) was founded in 1994 and became Vienna’s first university of applied sciences in 2000. It is the largest technical university of applied sciences in Austria and offers eleven bachelor’s degree and seventeen master’s degree programs.

Bachelor’s degree programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Business Informatics Distance Study
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronics and Business
  • Electronics and Business Distance Study
  • Information and Communication Systems and Services
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • International Business and Engineering
  • Mechatronics/Robotics
  • Sports Equipment Technology
  • Urban Renewable Energy Technologies

Master’s degree programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering Sciences
  • Embedded Systems
  • Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology
  • Game Engineering and Simulation Technology
  • Healthcare and Rehabilitation Technology
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Information Management and IT Security
  • Information Systems Management
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • International Business and Engineering
  • Mechatronics/Robotics
  • Multimedia and Software Engineering
  • Renewable Urban Energy Systems
  • Sports Equipment Technology
  • Telecommunications and Internet Technologies
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

University of Novi Sad

The University of Novi Sad (Serbian: Универзитет у Новом СадуUniverzitet u Novom Sadu) is a university located in Novi Sad, the capital of the Serbian province of Vojvodina and the second largest city in Serbia.

The University of Novi Sad is the second largest among six state universities in Serbia, behind the University of Belgrade. Having invested considerable efforts in intensifying international cooperation and participating in the process of university reforms in Europe, the University of Novi Sad has come to be recognized as a reform-oriented university in the region and on the map of universities in Europe.

Novi Sad and Vojvodina have always been major centers of culture and education in Serbia. Although the contemporary University of Novi Sad was established in 1960 with its modern campus, Novi Sad and the whole region have a record of education starting from the 11th century with religious seminaries.

The administrative bodies are the Rector and the University Council. The professional University body is the Senate and its subordinated Councils. The University is composed of 14 faculties located in the four cities of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, and Sombor. The University comprises the following faculties in order of their founding:

  • Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Law in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Technology in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Economics in Subotica
  • Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad
  • Academy of Arts in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering in Subotica
  • “Mihajlo Pupin” Technical Faculty in Zrenjanin
  • Faculty of Physical Education in Novi Sad
  • Faculty of Education in Sombor
  • Teachers’ Training Faculty in Hungarian in Subotica