LAB (former LAMK). Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences have merged end of the year of 2019, establishing a completely new institution: the LAB University of Applied Sciences. LAB started its operation on 1 January 2020. LAB is a higher education institution focusing on innovation, business and industry. It operates in Lahti and Lappeenranta and also provides education online. The strengths of this higher education institution specialising in innovation include the circular economy, design, the commercialisation of innovations and service innovations for health and well-being. LAB have over 8 500 students, making it the sixth largest university of applied sciences in Finland.
Maiêutica is a founding body of University Institute of Maia (ISMAI) and Polytechnic Institute of Maia, a private non-profit HEI located in Maia, near Porto. The university campus occupies an area of 70 000 m2 and provides students and with excellent infrastructures and leading-edge technological equipment. ISMAI is a 2nd largest private HEI in Portugal. It has more than 250 academic staff members and 4 000 students. It offers programmes in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business Sciences, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Communication Sciences and Information Technologies.
Vilnius College of Technologies and Design offers 16 full-time study programs in design, civil engineering, technical sciences, and transportation to approximately 3000 students. Studies focus on practical activities and enable students to acquire a specialized background and achieve a professional bachelor’s degree. The strategy of the College identifies its contribution to sustainable development of society, embracing its economic, social and environmental dimensions. In order to better respond to civil society’s needs for expertise and knowledge VTDK has set up a Science Shop in fall semester 2015.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a medium-sized university with some 14.000 students and 3.300 staff on 3 green campuses in the capital of Europe, has a long-standing reputation of academic excellence and is a player of major importance in Brussels, Flanders and beyond. The 3.300 staff members include around 2.200 academic staff members and 770 professors. VUB has been a pioneer in public engagement and science outreach for over 25 years.
Wageningen University is a part of Wageningen University & Research, which is a leading international knowledge institute in the fields of nutrition health, sustainable agricultural systems and environmental quality. Wageningen University & Research has locations throughout the Netherlands. Wageningen University has 6 500 employees and over 10 000 students. Wageningen University & Research Science Shop has empowered many civil society organizations in the past 32 years.