Offering mostly non-traditional adult students the chance to gain a scientific degree, mainly in the field of economics, without having to give up work or restrict other personal activity has been the objective of FOM University of Applied Sciences since its foundation in 1993. It offers academic qualifications with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees combined with special study-time models and digital educational services that allow a profession while studying.

With more than 55.000 students, FOM is Germany’s biggest private institute of higher education. Research and development are of major importance at FOM and an important pillar of the guiding principle of the university. In 2016, FOM has been reaccredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities, Germany’s most important advisory body for science policy. At the beginning of 2012, FOM was also the first private university in Germany to be accredited as an institution by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation and last got reaccredited in 2018.

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

The Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) is a private university, with 20 years of history and more than 16.000 students, that offers 24 European official graduations, 35 Master’s programs, 17 PhD programs and other prestigious titles. UCAM is also offering a modern system of distance teaching.

Through study plans, which are adapted to market exigencies, obligatory internships in institutions and enterprises, and research programs in collaboration with big regional, national and multinational companies UCAM is strongly linked with the work world. UCAM is an institution that is in permanent dialogue with the modern world aiming for the improvement of human society as a whole. UCAM shares its values through academic subjects, voluntary projects, meetings, congresses and seminars.

Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) was established in 1635 in Eötvös, Hungary. The eight faculties of ELTE offer a wide range of higher education: 45 Bachelor’s degree programs, 101 Master’s, 126 doctoral programs in 16 doctoral schools. The university has 28.400 students and around 1.800 academic staff members.

At the Department of Health Policy and Health Economics, scientific researches work in several fields of health policy, public health and health economics. The department has a widespread network of partner universities and higher education establishments all over Europe. Scientific activity includes for example measuring and analyzing health state inequities, evaluation of the performance of health care systems, health technology assessment, economic modelling, epidemiology and burden of diseases as well as evidence based public health.

Medical University of Silesia

The Medical University of Silesia (SUM) in Katowice was established in 1948 as the Medical Academy in Rokitnica Bytomska, Poland. Approximately 10,000 students study at five faculties. The Medical University of Silesia is constantly modernizing its didactic, research and clinical infrastructure. The University maintains and develops various forms of cooperation with foreign research centres and universities worldwide. Over the years, members of the SUM research staff have been receiving prestigious awards and are widely recognized for the excellent quality of their work, research and teaching.

The Faculty of Health Sciences primarily researches on the topics of public health and nutrition.

As an application-oriented university, FH JOANNEUM in Graz, Austria offers its students a practice-oriented education on a full-time or part-time basis, and cooperative programs with an interdisciplinary focus. The range of programs offered is designed with a view to meeting current international, commercial and technological challenges and the needs of industry, and with a focus on the future employability of the graduates. FH JOANNEUM is one of the first universities of applied sciences in Austria to extend its quality management system with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. The entire university achieved the level ‘Recognised for Excellence 4*’ in 2018 and is now rising to the challenge to maintain and further improve this performance.

The experts of the Institute of Health and Tourism Management develop, implement and evaluate health promotion, workplace health management and primary health care projects for the public sector, NGOs and SMEs. They are also involved in developing innovations in participatory health research, health impact assessment and in sports science.

Technical University of Sofia

The Technical University of Sofia is the largest Engineering Higher Education institution in Bulgaria. It has more than 11.000 students in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences, economics and management, engineering design, etc. It is staffed with more than 1.200 tenured and assistant professors, who are also active researchers in their fields. The university has participated in more than 1.200 international and national research projects.

The Faculty of German Engineering and Economics Education (FDIBA) was established in 1990 with a bilateral agreement between the German and Bulgarian governments. It teaches computer sciences, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and economics and management in cooperation with leading German universities in the corresponding fields. The faculty has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Office (DAAD) and is its largest educational project in Eastern Europe. The faculty is very active in doing research, having 11 research labs and its own doctoral school.