Learning Environment

Åbo Akademi University – Turku, Finland

Established 102 years ago, Åbo Akademi University operates currently in two cities in Finland – Turku and Vaasa. Our leading principles include diversity, openness, courage, sustainability and participation. Åbo Akademi University offers both undergraduate and graduate studies to some 5 500 students and extensive research opportunities on two campuses.

Turku is regarded as the best student city in Finland with more than 35,000 students and offers a safe and exciting environment for students to enjoy a vibrant student life. With an international atmosphere and memorable student traditions, studying in Turku is often described as being an entirely unique experience with many international students. The Åbo Akademi University campus lies in the heart of the old part of the city.

Turku is a city of history, art and culture with many museums, theatres and other cultural activities all at your doorstep. With excellent transport links and the famous archipelago lying just outside the city, Turku has many enticing features for students looking to make use of their free time. The city is located 160 kilometres west of Helsinki (the capital of Finland) and also contains a port where cruises to Stockholm and The Åland Islands are easily accessed.

For more information, visit the website https://www.abo.fi/en/


University of the Balearic Islands – Palma, Spain

The University of the Balearic Islands invites you to study and research in a privileged backdrop, where the peace, tranquillity and wellbeing of Mediterranean living come together in perfect harmony with a work-oriented environment designed to educate, generate knowledge and innovate, while always aspiring to excellence in research and quality.

In this privileged environment that has been a point of attraction for distinguished public figures, artists and writers from all around Europe and the globe for centuries, the UIB is one of the country’s leading universities in teaching, research, international cooperation and technological development and innovation. The UIB is a time-honoured member of prominent international university networks, it has attracted countless students from abroad and successfully joined the European Space for Higher Education. It is a university committed to building the European Union, and an institution that aspires to become a motor of economic growth and wellbeing for the people.

UIB has very competitive research groups working in areas such as Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Mobile Robotics and Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems. All these groups contribute with their internationally acknowledged expertise to the UIB’s master programme in Intelligent Systems and EDISS second-year specialisation in Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems.

For more information, visit the website https://www.uib.eu/


University of L’Aquila – L’Aquila, Italy

Established in 1952 (but its origins date back to the 16th century), the University of L’Aquila (UnivAQ) is a public teaching and research institution offering a full range of academic programs including biotechnologies, sciences, economics, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, psychology, and sport sciences. At present UAQ counts about 20,000 students, around 650 teachers and researchers, and nearly 500 administrative and technical staff members.

UnivAQ is located  in L’Aquila, the capital city of the Abruzzo region in Italy. Laid out within medieval walls upon a hillside in the middle of a narrow valley; tall snow-capped mountains of the Gran Sasso massif flank the town. A maze of narrow streets, lined with Baroque and Renaissance buildings and churches, open onto elegant piazzas. It is a lively college town and, as such, has many cultural institutions: a repertory theater, a symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, a film institute. Check this link for more information about L’Aquila and the Abruzzo region.

EDISS is hosted by the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM) and is currently running five Erasmus Mundus programs. The peculiarity of its teaching and research activities spanning from pure Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Sciences to the most innovative applications in the fields of ICT (L’Aquila is, for example, one of the five cities in Italy experimenting the 5G network) provides the Department with the best and challenging environment for the international cooperation.

For more information, visit the website https://www.univaq.it/en/


Mälardalen University – Västerås, Sweden

Mälardalen University (MDH) is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions, with 16 000 students taking courses and programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. At MDH, research is conducted within all areas of education to address the challenges of society, and of this the research in future energy and embedded systems is internationally outstanding. MDH’s close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. MDH is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås, about one hour by train from Stockholm and Arlanda Airport.

EDISS is hosted by the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, and its Computer Science and Software Engineering division, located on the Västerås campus. The division is also hosting a bachelor programme in Computer Science and a master programme in Software Engineering and conducts internationally recognized research in, for example, model-based software development, dependability, software testing and many other aspects of software engineering, typically in close collaboration to our industrial partners.

As a student at MDH, you can expect education closely linked to both advanced research and current industry needs, combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience. But being a student is more than just studying. Västerås as a city has a lot to offer you as a student at MDH. There’s something for everyone, be it you prefer hiking or clubbing. The student community is active and the student associations organise trips, language cafés, parties and much more.

For more information, visit the website https://www.mdh.se/en/malardalen-university

Last updated on 27 October 2020