Partner Institutes

Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With 15,000 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

Challenging education
Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. Maastricht University makes the difference. With unique Europe-focused and international-oriented programmes. After all, UM is “Leading in Learning”.

Multidisciplinary research
Researchers at UM work in multidisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with international institutes, business and industry. Our high-quality researchers have attracted international attention by taking the lead in several large European research projects. However, we’re not stopping there. Maastricht University’s research portfolio continues to attract national and international top researchers. But we also believe in young talent. That’s why UM integrates research into every level of our education.

European and international while maintaining ties to the region
UM can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, almost 45% of our students and more than 30% of our teaching staff come from abroad. Most of our programmes are taught in English and European and international themes are deeply rooted in research and education. That creates an international atmosphere that’s attractive to Dutch as well as international students and employees.


The institution’s commitment to extending the boundaries of human knowledge, transmitting this knowledge, and thereby increasing the humanity of the human race has kept it at the forefront of civilization in the 21st century. The Université catholique de Louvain has played a part in this process with pride since 1425.

But above all, UCL’s mission to be a great European university is directed towards the future. It takes in teachers, researchers and students from far and wide and the need for strict quality control has never been higher. The internationalization of tertiary education brings new challenges. Inspired by a long history of welcoming others, the university campuses are developing into living communities.

UCL is a microcosm of the world it serves. It is a centre of knowledge and innovation, a place of cultural celebration and invention, of achievement and extending the limits of human accomplishment.

The University of Orleans  welcomes  over 15000 students on  six sites :Bourges, Chartres, Indre (Châteauroux/Issoudun), Blois, Tours, Orléans. The Pôle Avenir welcomes, informs, guides, advises students.

Every year  over 2200 foreign students from 101 different nationalities  register at the University of Orleans, including  477 within the framework of inter-university exchanges. The International Relations Department (SRI)  welcomes foreign students. French language courses are organised for interested students by Institute of French Language (IDF).

Every Year, 500 students from the University of Orleans spend at least six months in a foreign country, in a company as part of a work placement or  studying  in a partner university.

More than 850 lecturers and research lecturers teach in four Faculties, 1 Engineering school (Polytech’Orléans), 1 Sciences of the Univers Observatory (OSUC), 1 University Institute of Teacher Training (IUFM) et 4 Institutes of Technology (IUT). More than 500 administrative and technical staff welcome students and run the University. In 2006, the University of Orleans has celebrated its 700th  anniversary.


Clemson University offers countless opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in decades of tradition, improve quality of life for their surrounding communities and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life.

To become one of the country’s top-tier research universities, Clemson University has combined the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university with the academic and social environment of a small college. Just as founder Thomas Green Clemson intertwined his life with the state’s economic and educational development, this University’s students and faculty impact lives daily with their research and service.


UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-five years later, the campus is home to nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. UC Santa Cruz is an outstanding public research university with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. It’s a place that connects people and programs in unexpected ways while providing unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience.

Reputation for Excellence: In its 45 years, UC Santa Cruz has earned national and international recognition for quality research and world-class teaching. Faculty include two of the University of California’s honored University Professors, 24 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 14 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 33 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Recognition of outstanding research has resulted in steady increases in contracts, grants, and private funding across all five divisions. UCSC faculty and researchers have received more than $100 million annually in external funding over the past five years, totaling nearly $1 billion in 10 years.