The University of Lisbon in Portugal has 18 schools, around 50.000 students, 4.000 lecturers, 400 degree courses and it also hosts 10 associated Laboratories. The quality of research, innovation and culture of the schools and research units attracts a growing number of international talents and research partnerships at the highest level, welcoming every year more than 4.000 foreign students in search of high-quality education and research. In recent years the University of Lisbon has invested in a number of collaborations with leading research-intensive institutions to strengthen its research capacity in the field of health and technology.
The Catholic University of Leuven, is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. It counts for around 56.000 students of whom 10.000 are foreign students. As a leading European institution in health technologies and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), it offers a wide variety of international bachelor and master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. It also contributes with innovative methods and practical solutions in the field of health technologies and Living Lab methodologies.
Maastricht University is the youngest and most international university in the Netherlands, currently 16.000 students attend its courses of which 45% come from abroad. Most of the programmes are taught in English, and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education. The University of Maastricht is very well known for its innovative education system approach focused on a set of thematic priorities that are studied in a truly interdisciplinary fashion and at all relevant levels. Researchers at the University of Maastricht work in multidisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with international institutes, business and industry, contributing with excellence in active ageing, health and innovation in care.
The University of Macerata is one of the oldest Universities in Italy (founded in 1290), with 13.000 students enrolled and with a staff of about 600 people. It is the only Italian university that focuses exclusively on Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). Advanced multidisciplinary research, focused on excellence and internationalisation, is promoted by encouraging synergies among technology, innovation, humanities and social sciences. It contributes with advanced multidisciplinary research, amongst others, on elderly people’s health conditions, innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes among young people and on strategies to boost elderly tourism flows.