ACRU, Associazione italiana dei Collegi e delle Residenze Universitarie, Italy
ACRU is an association gathering together Italian Colleges and University Residences. Colleges and residences of this network wish to be considered as environments where the students can grow from a civil and a cultural point of view, where intercultural and interreligious communication is possible and students are truly welcomed and accompanied throughout their academic path, also encouraging experiences abroad.
The association, sharing Christian values and educational projects, promotes cooperation with the competent Ministry, the Conference of the Rectors of the Italian University (CRUI), Regions, Universities and Research Institutions.
KUL Development Foundation was established by the Primate of Poland, Rev. Cardinal Józef Glemp, in the form of a Notarial Deed in Warsaw on 29 June 1989. On 24 February 2005 the District Court in Lublin, XI Commercial Division of the National Court Register granted KUL Development Foundation the status of a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The status of a public benefit organisation offers many amenities for potential donors, whose funds to the Foundation will be fully transferred to support the activities of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The objective of the Foundation is to support the development of KUL and its undertakings in the field of academic research, education and upbringing of young people, students. The Foundation fulfils its objectives conducting business activities in Poland and abroad, promoting creative and academic achievements of the University and inspiring academic and research works, cooperating with academic, cultural and educational communities as well as state institutions, national and foreign social organisations and with local government and government administration units. The Foundation manages the KUL Academic Language Centre, bookstore, Lublin Business School, and KUL Health Clinic. For years, the Foundation has been implementing many national and international projects.
OneCard Solutions, coordinator and consortium partner of the European Education Connectivity Solution (EECS) FP7 project
OneCard Solutions specialises in providing campus wide solutions using state of the art technology. Our business is to provide “One Card” campus solutions to enhance campus life for all. Solutions combine the best of new and evolving technology, robust solutions and elegant design in campus cards.
The OneCard Solutions team, benefiting from years of experience in the design of readers and software solutions, will provide its customers with expert advice on the most suitable product to satisfy their needs.
OCS is committed to delivering technologies, products and services that customers can build on and grow with. Through constant innovation, OCS is pushing the boundaries of the smart card world.
The University of Pecs (UP - hereafter) is a 22,000-student university in Hungary with 10 faculties (disciplines). UP is a public higher education institution that was established first in Hungary. The UP's main disciplinary fields that it has been able to achieve a leading position in Hungary and is among the best in the region are humanities, medicine, engineering and business and economics. The University of Pécs is a state-university in the South-Western part of Hungary in the City of Pécs, the fourth largest university of Hungary. The University of Pécs is a research and education focused higher education institution with an interest in internationalisation and international programmes. Hence the University has been participating in several EU projects in adult education and lifelong learning through its Institute for Human Development and Cultural Studies, as official member of EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults) and eucen (European University Continuing Education Network) and partner of UNESCO UIL. The University of Pécs is a responsible partner of the City of Pécs, a 2017 awardee of the UNESCO Global Learning City. The Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs is the oldest university in Hungary established in 1367. Having an internationally acknowledged teaching board, the Faculty of Humanities is keen on expanding its international cooperation with Erasmus+ partners.
SAMOK (Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences), Finland
University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland - SAMOK represents over 140 000 UAS students in Finland and is the only UAS specific organisation in the European Students' Union ESU. SAMOK's goal is to comprehensively defend the interests of UAS students by conducting national advocacy work and by supporting and serving local student unions so that they have the best tools to promote the interests of UAS students locally.
The University of Aveiro is a young university, founded in 1973, with over 15000 full-time students (graduates and postgraduates). The University has a strong research profile, a unique model of governance (16 Departments, 4 Polytechnic Schools and various training centres), acting as a regional network for education and training while promoting strong links with the surrounding community, and is a pioneer in launching degrees in new subject areas. The BMD (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) structure is fully implemented and learning outcomes are introduced. Recognition of prior learning is also implemented, for those who do not have the formal entry requirements. The University has been a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, the ECIU, since 1998 as well as several other international university networks of excellence and, since 2019, a member of the ECIU University under the EU Universities initiative. UA also runs several joint doctoral programmes with other Portuguese Universities and is one of the Portuguese institutions participating in the collaboration between Portugal and Carnegie Mellon University for the development of PhD programmes and research in the field of ICT. At the same time, the development of a Creative Science Park off campus is an example of the way in which the university has encouraged both innovation and commercialization linked to research. It has also provided resources for its research policy through funding and the provision of high-quality researchers and researcher mobility. UA has participated in the Erasmus since 1987, having coordinated projects of most actions while participating in Erasmus Mundus joint master courses in several fields. During the Erasmus+ 2014-2020, UA participated in 98 projects (23 as the coordinating institution).
CNOUS, Centre National des Oeuvre Universitareis, France
The Centre national des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires aims to improve student’s living and study conditions on a daily basis, enabling their personal development and independence. The Cnous manages 26 regional agencies (Crous), with 15.000 Crous staff providing support of over 2 million students, with an overall budget of 1.3€ Bn..
ECStA, European Council for Student Affairs, France
The European Council for Student Affairs – Ecsta is an independent and autonomous umbrella organization aiming to promote the social infrastructure at all Higher Education Institutions of Europe.
In order to do so, ECStA works for improved cooperation between student services organisations within Europe aiming to increase the understanding of the differences regarding the social infrastructure of higher education. The ECStA is in particular promoting the mobility of students in Europe within the framework of the Bologna Process.
Edisu Piemonte is the public body that:
guarantees and promotes the right to university study throughout the region by providing student services that can be benefited in compliance with a yearly call such as scholarships, accommodation, and other economic benefits, and by offering services available to all the students, such as food service at a discounted rate, book loans, study halls, guidance support, agreements, and discounts.
It also offers concrete and valid support that allows everyone, on an equal basis, to access university education. It contributes to building the future of thousands of students by supporting their choice to continue their university careers. Edisu welcomes students, making them feel at home and building a world of services in a context where they can live an all-embracing experience of life and study in the region of Piemonte.
Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) is the German National Association for Student Affairs and unites the 57 public student services organisations in Germany. DSW works for student success and equal access to higher education and promotes the social, economic, cultural and health interests of all students in German public higher education. DSW’s members operate student residence halls, dining services, social and psychological counseling, cultural and international activities and they run the Federal Financial Aid System (BAföG).
On the European level, DSW advocates for the social dimension in higher education and is active in several European projects.
The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe is a public-law institution of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg with 300 employees.
Serving more than 47.000 students. Responsible for 10 universities in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. Fields: management of student housing, management of student restaurants and cafeterias, allocation of public funding and loans, providing free psychotherapeutic counselling, providing information services, holding day-care facilities for children, further services and international projects.
The Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) is the association of state and legally recognised non-state universities. Established in 1963 as a private association of Rectors, the CRUI is now an acknowledged and representative institution that, through its intense activity of networking, study and experimentation, fosters the development of the university system. Since 2001, the CRUI has been flanked by the CRUI Foundation. As a solid bridge between university and society, the CRUI Foundation is entrusted with promoting actions and projects aimed at social and cultural development.
The Crous from Strasbourg, directed by Mrs Lina Rustom, is part of a national network with 26 regional centers led by a national center. The main mission of the Crous is to afford social support and grants for students according to social criteria and family incomes.
Catering and housing are also two important missions of the Crous. In Strasbourg and Mulhouse. This represents 5495 beds in 14 residence halls and over 650 000 meals served in 8 dining halls and 9 cafeterias in 2020.