Lead Partner - University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania
Politehnica University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania (UPT) (http://www.upt.ro/) is established in 1920, shortly after the union of Romanian territories, in a European context marked by the redefinition of states and by the aftermath of World War I, the Polytechnic School in Timisoara - as was originally called - was the answer to one of the requirements of the Romanian society of the time, namely the formation of engineers. "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, a university of advanced research and education, is today one of the traditional Romanian schools and is recognized nationally and internationally both through the work of generations of teachers and the outstanding work of prestigious academics.
Faculty of Automation and Computers (AC) (http://www.ac.upt.ro/) has a longstanding tradition in the field with the first Computer Engineering curricula from Romania having been developed here in the 1960's. It represents one of the major factors in the IT industry development in post-communist Timisoara. The faculty is attended by more than 2200 students (undergraduate, master and PhD) and has around 100 academic personnel. AC has sought to enhance its educational and research capability by constantly upgrading its more than 30 laboratories. Furthermore, AC has established close relation with industry representatives, which are actively involved in the teaching process by taking part in the engineering curricula development, in a bid to create higher quality graduates for the job market. Another key actor - present and former students - play an active role by providing important feedback used to improve the educational process.
PARTNER 2 - Technical Faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" – Zrenjanin, Serbia
Today, Technical Faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" – Zrenjanin, Serbia (http://www.tfzr.uns.ac.rs/) is, after 40 years of its foundation, the most important university level institution in Banat, and a responsible member of the University of Novi Sad.
At the moment, 2000 students study at the Faculty actively. Instruction at the Faculty on all three levels of academic studies is accredited. Basic and master studies are delivered in field of Information Technologies, Industrial Engineering, Clothing Technologies, and Engineering Management. A great number of our graduated students work on high positions in worldwide known companies.
We are on the top in Serbia, according to the number of international conferences where we have partners from the European Union in accordance with the number of employees. The Faculty carries out a great number of international, national, and provincial projects as projects of cooperation with industry where the number of students is significant.
One of the greatest successes of the Faculty was the second place in the World in 2010 in Microsoft's "Image Cup" competition in the category of software design, which is considered to be the greatest success of Serbian informatics until now.