University of Roma Tre, ItalyThe University ROMA TRE is active since 1992 and actually hosts nearly 40,000 students and 12 Departments, about 70 degree courses, 22 PhDs and 80 post-degree courses. The Department of Architecture carries out research on the environmental and landscape quality, climate change, on the relationship between existing historical and development programs, communication and strong involvement of civil society, management of territorial sources and environment. The Doctoral School “Culture and transformations of the city and the region” develops higher education on construction and management of the city and the territory, as well as methods and procedures for the protection and preservation of its assets. The Department is a founding member of UNISCAPE - European Network of Universities, for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, established in 2008.
University of Siena, ItalyThe University of Siena (UNISI: http://en.unisi.it) is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1240), organized in 15 departments with more than 2000 researchers and 800 teaching units providing 62 courses to over 16300 students enrolled in 30 BSc and 32 MSc, besides 16 PhD programmes. On behalf of UNISI, the Ecodynamcs Group (EG) will be part of the ENEPLAN project. EG, established in the early ‘90s, is a multidisciplinary team of researchers within the Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, made of environmental chemists, biologists, economists, engineers, architects and natural scientists, directed by Prof. Simone Bastianoni (www.ecodynamics.unisi.it). Study subjects are regional and urban systems, agriculture and breeding, ecosystems, industry (including energy production, waste and water management, mobility and manufacturing), buildings and building technologies.
University of Camerino, ItalyCamerino has been a centre of learning since no later than 1200, offering degrees in law, medicine, and literary studies. On April 13th 1753 the emperor Francesco Stefano I of the Habsburg Lorena extended the validity of the degrees from Camerino to the whole territory of the Holy Roman Empire and confers to the rector the title of Palatine Count. In 1861, after annexation by the Kingdom of Italy, the university is proclaimed “free” and in 1958 it becomes a State University. University of Camerino has an important tradition in didactics and scientific research. Attention to the student is the guideline that determines the choices the University of Camerino makes. Nowadays, more than 10,000 students attend the University, distributed among five schools and five campuses (Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Matelica, Recanati, and San Benedetto del Tronto).
University of Algarve, PortugalThe University of the Algarve (UAlg) is a young (thirty five years old) higher education public institution located in the southern region of Portugal. UAlg has around 750 permanent teaching and 450 research staff, evidencing a growing commitment towards R&D and Innovation. CRIA is the Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer of the University of Algarve, aiming to promote relations between the university and the industry, increase the technology and knowledge transfer, support the establishment of new firms, generalize the use of industrial property rights mechanisms and developing technological infrastructures to enhance specific research fields in the Algarve. CRIA was born in 2003, from the need of creating a service to support the development of advanced business ideas and inventions born at the university that could migrate to the market.
American University of Beirut, LebanonAUB was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with a strong mandate to build human capacities in multiple fields in Lebanon. The University is registered with the Lebanese Government, Ministry of Education and Higher Learning and its degrees are recognized and accredited by the Government of Lebanon. Since its founding, AUB has set standards in higher education worldwide. The University stresses high academic standards and is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, open debate, and diversity. AUB is a coeducational institution that is open to all qualified students without regards to race, religion, economic status, or political affiliation. The University places a high premium on developing a student's appreciation of, and responsibility to, his/her respective society and culture.
Lebanese University, LebanonThe Lebanese University is the only public institution for higher education in Lebanon. The university has 16 faculties as of 2014 and has a completely independent status that make it enjoys administrative, academic, and financial freedom. Among its educational goals are creating a unique mix of cultures and providing the basic and necessary education to allow students to enter various professions. The University was established in 1951. At the research level the university offers the widest range of PhD programs in Lebanon, it has 3 doctoral schools offering various PhD programs, including PhD in Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Fine Arts, Education, Literature, Law, Business, Economy, and many other fields.
Mediterranean Durably Green, LebanonFounded in 2010 in the Republic of Lebanon, the organization is named “MEDGREEN” Mediterranean Durably Green, incorporated as a non-profit educational, scientific and cultural institution. Holding international conferences, lectures and workshops to exhibit the results of scientific researches, as well as scientific and development studies issues in the Mediterranean Basin Countries. Supporting Joint scientific research between universities and research centers, and exchanging professors and researchers. Developing professional programs to enhance the technical knowledge for a cleaner environment. Encourage the cooperation and exchange of scientific knowledge and skills in all disciplines of clean energy research. Issuing a periodic publication. Enhance the awareness of the opportunities available in the funds and international programs designed to assist developing countries, including Lebanon, to shift to clean energy and sustainable development.
Al-Balqa' Applied University, JordanAl-Balqa' Applied University (BAU) was founded in 1997. It is a distinctive state university in the field of Bachelor and Associate Degree Applied Education, enhancing the advantage of education, applied at the level of bachelor's and diploma, and in particular in the areas of engineering, and overwhelm the overall character of scientific specialties. Today BAU has more than 1400 full-time faculty members and capacity of 47,500 students distributed into 32,000 at the Bachelor degree program and 15,500 at the Associate degree program. To promote the internationalization of university education, BAU eagerly works to build cooperative relations with associations, universities, and other academic and scientific institutions around the world.
The University of Jordan, JordanThe University of Jordan (UJ) was established in 1962, since then it has applied itself to research and community research knowledge. UJ offers 63 international programs at the undergraduate level, and 132 international programs at the graduate level in all field of specialization. Also It offers 32 doctoral programs and 87 master programs. The essential components of most of the programs offered are based on dialogue, applied research, creative thinking, field work, practical training, combined with modern teaching techniques. Since its establishment in 1974, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology has always strived for keeping up with the latest developments in energy applications.
Petra Education Company, JordanThe University Of Petra (UOP) has six faculties: Architecture & Design, Information Technology, Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Administrative & Financial Sciences, and Law. UOP offers 24 Bachelor degrees and 6 Master degrees. UOP is represented in this project with a team of academic members from the faculty of Architecture & Design and the faculty of Information Technology. The team members have diverse expertise in the fields of Architecture, Planning, RES and ICT. The team’s expertise ranges from urban planning & design, architectural analysis & criticism, landscape, heritage conservation, software engineering, data communication, smart grids and smart cities.
Royal Scientific Society, JordanThe National Energy Research Center (NERC) has been established in 1998 for the purpose of research, development, training in the fields of new and renewable energy and raising the efficiency of using energy in the different economic sectors and to promote the utilization of renewable energy in Jordan. The center was staffed with a team of qualified engineers who were trained and equipped with all needed instruments. The center specializes in the following fields: Energy Efficiency & Solar Thermal Energy, Photovoltaics, Wind Energy, and Bio-Energy & Oil shale. NERC is part of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) which is the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan and is a regional leader in the fields of science & technology.