Founded in 1425, KU Leuven is one of the eldest and most renowned universities in Europe and the largest in Belgium. The university counts around 62.000 students and 13.000 staff members. KU Leuven has 15 faculties and is a comprehensive university that offers a wide variety of programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. Study programmes are available in 14 campuses on 10 locations spread over Flanders. The university stimulates powerful international mobility and intensive research cooperation.
The unit that is participating in the Remote.EDU project is the Educational Development Unit. This central support unit has built up a long tradition of academic development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the research-intensive university KU Leuven is. The unit is responsible for supporting a wide portfolio of activities aimed at enhancing teaching and learning practices.
Founded in 1300 as the first university in Catalonia, the University of Lleida combines a long and fruitful university tradition with a young and dynamic structure that is strongly committed to quality education and research, to advanced teaching methods and to internationalization. The UdL offers training activities for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals who wish to acquire, improve or recycle their skills in the five fields of knowledge: arts and humanities, science, health sciences, social and legal sciences, and engineering and architecture. In addition, the UdL is deeply compromised to train professionals able to contribute developing solutions to relevant scientific and social challenges through the model of dual training. The UdL team in Remote.EDU forms part of the interdisciplinary research group Competences, Technology and Society in Education (COMPETECS), linked to the Department of Pedagogy.
Middle East Technical University (METU) founded in 1956, is an international research university, which seeks excellence in serving the country, region and the world. METU is a leading institution in both teaching and research in Turkey. There are 41 undergraduate programs and 5 faculties. METU inhabits 107 Master’s and 69 PhD programs. There are 791 faculty members, 225 instructors and 1273 research assistants. There are approximately 28000 students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs. Since its foundation, METU has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of research partnership on international level and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. METU actively took part in and managed many Med-Campus, MEDA, COST, Eureka, NASA, NSF, UN, World Bank, Jean Monnet, INCO, EUMEDIS, 6th and 7th Framework, Erasmus Mundus ECW, Leonardo and Socrates projects.
The Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) is the competence center for digital education of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and as a research institute part of the Faculty of Philosophy. An interdisciplinary team of around 30 scientists from the humanities and technology sciences research and develop on the subject of digital, media-supported learning across the entire lifespan, from schoolchildren to senior citizens. In a large network of European and national partners, ILI realizes relevant projects and offers services, advice and know-how transfer.