Technical University of Denmark - DTU ( was founded in 1829 and is nowadays internationally recognized as a leading University in the areas of technology and the natural sciences in Northern Europe. DTU with its 19 departments and 106 study programs employs around 2000 staff engaged in teaching, research, innovation and services to industry and public organisations. At present around 10000 students and 1000 PhD students are studying at DTU. The Department of Management Engineering (DTU-MGT) has 279 employees including 68 PhD students. DTU-MGT is divided into 5 sections and 2 centres with different disciplinary perspectives, ranging from the Management Science to the Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, to the UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) that supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The department also hosts the newly initiated Global Decision Support Initiative – GDSI – with the dedicated task of establishing frameworks, metrics, methods and tools for risk and sustainability informed decision support. Education and dissemination forms a central role for the GDSI.

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Aalborg University - AAL ( is a very young University starting in 1974 but has grown significantly especially within Technical Sciences. The number of students is approximately 20.000 plus 3.000 international students. The full-time academic staffs are little more than 2000 plus 1000 Ph.D. students. Aalborg University has expanded from a local University in Northern Jutland to a national University with activities several places in Denmark. Aalborg is worldwide recognized for the pedagogical method (PBL – problem based learning), and the candidates have been received very well by industry. The research level has also improved significantly over the years, and the ranking lists put Aalborg University among the 2% best Universities in the world. In a number of specific areas e.g. Power Electronics and Sensory-Motor Interaction Aalborg University is among the international leading Universities.   The Department of Civil Engineering at Aalborg University has around 150 employees situated primarily in Aalborg but also in Esbjerg. The Department is divided into the following divisions: Architectural engineering, Reliability, Dynamics and Marine Engineering, Structures, materials and geotechnics, Transportation Engineering and Water and Environment.

Lund University ( is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. LU tackles complex problems and global challenges and works to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. LU consists of 8 faculties and 286 study programmes. LU is an international university with 7 500 employees and 47 700 students based at 3 campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. Cooperates with 680 partner universities in over 50 countries and is the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks LERU (League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, is a faculty of LU and has overall responsibility for education and research in engineering, architecture and industrial design. Its strategies are based on diversity and cross-boundary cooperation and are characterised by gender equality, participation, quality and renewal. LTH is home to 9600 students and 1 500 employees from all over the world.

University of Žilina - UNIZA ( as a public university provides education at all three levels of higher education (Bachelor’s degree, Engineer/Master’s degree and Doctoral degree) in both full-time and part-time forms. Approximately 11 000 students currently study at seven faculties in all forms of study. Cooperation with foreign universities enables students and teachers to participate actively in international educational and research projects. Within its ERASMUS Programme, the University – as the only one in Slovakia - has been listed among 40 most successful universities of the EU in the field of teacher mobility for a ten year period.

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje - UKIM (, the first and the largest State University in the Republic of Macedonia, was founded in 1949. UKIM represents a functional community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes and 4 public scientific institutions. UKIM offers high-standard teaching and research in all scientific fields – natural sciences and mathematics, technical and technological sciences, medical sciences and health, biotechnical sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Nowadays, over 60,000 domestic and foreign students are following the first, second and third cycle studies. Over 3,100 teaching, research, associate, as well as administrative staffs participate in the realization of the teaching and scientific process. UKIM has more than 100 well equipped laboratories.

Protection and Rescue Directorate of Macedonia - PRDM ( is independent governmental organization since 2005. Previously, it was part of Ministry of Defence (Civil Protection Sector). All other WB public services are still parts of Ministries for Internal or Security. The transfer of their transition experience will contribute to defining WB needs in learning outcomes and qualifications of new DRM&FSE students. The Directorate is consisted of one central office located in Skopje, of 4 sections with 11 departments, 4 independent departments and 35 regional departments for protection and rescue, covering the overall territory of the state. From 2010 one new Department for special aerial fire fighting services has been established.