University of Usak, founded in 2006, is a dynamic and fast growing state university that has 12 faculties, 3 colleges, 11 vocational schools, 3 graduate schools and 25 research application centres. The University offers to a diverse and capable students a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; and demands in return considerable contributions to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding additives in research, discovery, and application. The graduate schools, known as ‘institutes’, offer postgraduate courses and degrees including doctorals in three main areas: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. Each institute coordinates the curricula for its respective departments. The University of Usak is ambitious in training entrepreneurial students who form their job by creating their own business. Usak
University, with its academic units, teaching staff, number of students, physical capacity and scientific studies; with social, cultural and sports activities, is a university that stands out among the higher education institutions.
Ph.D., Assoc. Prof.
Fatma Özüdoğru
Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

Dokuz Eylül University is a state university established in 1982 in Izmir, the third biggest city of Turkey. Regarding its experience of more than 30 years in higher education, the university has the advantage of acting at the center of regional network of universities in the Aegean region. It is the largest university in the Aegean Region regarding the number of students, academic and administrative staff. DEU is a dynamic university which keeps growing with 14 faculties, 10 institutes and graduate schools, 3 schools, state conservatory, 7 vocational schools, 54 research centers. It also embodies Dokuz Eylul Technology Development Zone (DEPARK).
Ercan Akpınar
Prof. Dr.
Gül Ünal Çoban
Prof. Dr.
Elif Buğra Kuzu Demir
Ph.D., Assist. Prof.
Kadir Demir
Ph.D., Res. Assist.
Yasemin Kahyaoğlu Erdoğmuş
Ph.D., Res. Assist.
Ayşe Büber Kılınç
MsC, Res. Assist.

Eindhoven University of Technology – Netherlands
The Eindhoven University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), abbr. TU/e, is a technical university in the Netherlands, located in the city of Eindhoven. The University has been placed in the top 200 universities in the world by five major ranking tables. The 2019 QS World University Rankings place Eindhoven 99th in the world, 34th in Europe, and 3rd in the Netherlands – TU/e has moved up 59 places in this world ranking since 2012 (in two other main world rankings it is 167th and 51-75th). TU/e is the Dutch member of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, a strategic partnership of universities of science & technology in Europe: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique (L’X), The Technion, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Durdane Bayram Jacobs
Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

University of Santiago de Compostela – Spain
The USC is one of the nine Spanish universities included in the 2014 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Academic
development, highly acknowledged researchers, papers published in scientific journals is some of the criteria selected by the Chinese institution, which handles data from 2,000 universities. The USC is in the vanguard of promoting the funding of university enterprise and knowledge. It has managed to attract the interest of other universities and the backing of national investors, in order to create venture capital societies at the service of university research.
Blanca Puig Mauriz
Prof. Dr.
Pablo Brocos Mosquera
María Pilar Jiménez Aleixandre

University of Padua – Italy
Dating back to 1222, the University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning. UNIPD offers its students 32 departments, 37 doctoral degree
courses activated this year, 2 international doctoral degree courses and 44 research and service centres across the spectrum of sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
UNIPD is one of the first subscribers of the Statement of Commitment for the implementation of the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C). The University was rewarded with the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo by the European Commission on the 27th, February 2012. The logo has been displayed on the UNIPD homepage since the beginning of March 2012.
The International Research Office of UNIPD is a Euraxess Contact Point and a reference point for departments, research centres that intend to make use of EU and international funds for research projects. The report issued by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes set the University of Padova as the highest ranking among leading Italian Universities for the quality of its research results for the period 2011 – 2014.
Michele Biasutti
Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Sergio Canazza
Ph.D., Assoc. Prof.
Concina Eleonora
Sara Frate