Dublin City University, one of Ireland’s youngest universities, founded in 1985, is a place of learning, with a unique focus of setting out to develop high quality, high value learning within the wider setting of Ireland's economic and social needs. It ensures that students gain direct experience of industry and other workplaces, and it offers the very latest technology and facilities to ensure that all are equipped to become leaders in their chosen fields.
For more than forty years, Umeå University - inaugurated in 1965 and situated far to the north of Sweden - has exceeded all expectations and proven itself as an important regional, national and international entity. Today, there are courses and study programmes in every academic field. With approximately 29,000 students and 4000 employees, the university has much experience in the area of communications between subject-fields, interdisciplinary thinking, with new approaches and perspectives in mind.
Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland, established in 1364. Within the university the JU Teachers Training Centre has been developed to provide generic courses in the areas of pedagogy, psychology, philosophy, while the faculties within the university are responsible for individual subject methodology and organization of teaching practice. JU has a long tradition of chemistry teacher training with over 200 years experience.
Charles University is the oldest university in central Europe (founded 1348). Currently it consists of 17 faculties covering broad range of subject-areas – from theology, law, medicine and philosophy to science and mathematics and physics. There are more than 42,000 students studying there in the 270 study programmes (divided into 600 study branches) at bachelor, master and Ph.D. levels. The Faculties and Institutes of Charles University are also centres of intensive research activities.
AcrossLimits is a dynamic SME and creative solutions provider and consultancy based in Malta. It provides various services relating to Information Technology focusing mostly on creating innovative solutions for e-learning and tele-working, as well as being experts in the configuration and programming of cross-platform systems. AcrossLimits is also very active on the European programmes front, currently participating in a number of different research related EU-funded projects relating to subject including ICT technologies for lifelong learning, science popularisation and digital culture
The Faculty of Science, Safarik University Kosice, (SUK) currently offers a variety of study programmes (currently with 1600 registered students) in science (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, informatics, general ecology) as well masters programmes in science teachers training.
The University of Tartu (UTARTU), founded in 1632, is the oldest, largest and major university in Estonia. It is classified as a research University with 10 Faculties, approximately 3000 researchers and administrative staff and 15 000 students.
Palermo University, with two centuries of life behind it, is today a consolidated cultural, scientific, and didactic presence throughout central western Sicily. Articulated in 12 faculties and 80 departments, it covers the most important fields of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge. The courses currently offered consist of about 200 degree courses (first and second level) and some fifty Master's and specialization courses for the training of specific professional figures, often in association with companies and institutions.
The Leibniz Institute for Science Education (IPN) was founded in 1966 as a research centre for science education. As an institute of the Leibniz Association with a nationwide function, IPN receives basic funds from the federal government and the commission of German states (Länder). IPN is also affiliated to the University of Kiel. The institute’s mission is to develop and promote science education through research. Its research therefore deals with the full range of issues concerning teaching and learning in the sciences, inside and outside schools.
The Foundation Centre for Microcomputer Applications (CMA) has been established in 1987 in Amsterdam. CMA has as main goals to enrich science and technology education with innovative and attractive ICT products and to stimulate the use of ICT in education. Furthermore CMA aims to contribute in general to science education by a variety of activities. A main focus always has been the enabling of science education that stimulates active roles by the students in research-kind of activities.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg – for more than 500 years has been a place of scientific enlightenment, academic development and future-oriented research – is the largest university in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is an efficient, modern university, which maintains the highest requirements for teaching and research in social sciences and humanities as well as in natural sciences. At present, more than 18,000 students are enrolled at the university, which encompasses over 190 subjects in 10 faculties and 10 interdisciplinary research centres.
Frederick University (FU) is dedicated to providing high quality education through teaching and research in the areas of Technology, Business, Art and Design, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, by focusing on the following main objectives:
Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is today Sweden’s eighth largest university of undergraduate studies. Malmö University has about 15 000 students, most of them in professional programmes educated to become teachers, nurses, dentists social workers and engineers The university is structured to cope with our ever-changing jobs market through a multi-disciplinary approach that crosses traditional school and faculty boundaries.
AG Education Services is a limited company (SME), specialising in the provision of educational resources to second level schools in Ireland. Such resources include Science and Technology in Action - a teaching resource for second level science education, produced in partnership with the Department of Education and Science, industry, and teacher organisations. We also produce Spirit of Enterprise, a teaching resource for second level business and enterprise curricula. These products address critical educational needs as recognised at European and government level.