As an application-oriented university, FH JOANNEUM in Graz, Austria offers its students a practice-oriented education on a full-time or part-time basis, and cooperative programs with an interdisciplinary focus. The range of programs offered is designed with a view to meeting current international, commercial and technological challenges and the needs of industry, and with a focus on the future employability of the graduates. FH JOANNEUM is one of the first universities of applied sciences in Austria to extend its quality management system with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. The entire university achieved the level ‘Recognised for Excellence 4*’ in 2018 and is now rising to the challenge to maintain and further improve this performance.
The experts of the Institute of Health and Tourism Management develop, implement and evaluate health promotion, workplace health management and primary health care projects for the public sector, NGOs and SMEs. They are also involved in developing innovations in participatory health research, health impact assessment and in sports science.
Technical University of Sofia
The Technical University of Sofia is the largest Engineering Higher Education institution in Bulgaria. It has more than 11.000 students in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences, economics and management, engineering design, etc. It is staffed with more than 1.200 tenured and assistant professors, who are also active researchers in their fields. The university has participated in more than 1.200 international and national research projects.
The Faculty of German Engineering and Economics Education (FDIBA) was established in 1990 with a bilateral agreement between the German and Bulgarian governments. It teaches computer sciences, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and economics and management in cooperation with leading German universities in the corresponding fields. The faculty has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Office (DAAD) and is its largest educational project in Eastern Europe. The faculty is very active in doing research, having 11 research labs and its own doctoral school.