Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU)
Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) is a public university, established in 1951. It is the centre of research and development in the fields of agriculture, forestry, animal science, veterinary science, rural life and economy, food science and environmentally-friendly technologies in Estonia. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2016), EMU is one of top 100 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranked 51 to 100. EMU also belongs to the top 1% most cited research facilities in the world. In its development plan for 2025 EMÜ has defined its goal to become internationally recognized university in the field of bio-economy. Internationally competitive research and development work, which forms a basis for teaching at all levels of higher education, as well as activities promoting the development of the society in their areas of responsibility are the striving force of the University.
- Currently, teaching and research are carried out in five institutes and one college:
- Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
- Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences,
- Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering,
- Institute of Technology,
- Institute of Economics and Social Sciences,
- Tartu Technology College
In Spring semester 2017/2018 there are around 2889 students enrolled at the university, from which 7.5% are international degree students. Additionally, EMÜ receives about 120 exchange students each year. EMÜ employs 961 staff members (incl 423 academic staff members).
Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)
Established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is the public institution implementing liberal arts study policy based on the Harvard study model, and relevant research activities aimed at contribution to the society, as well as global community. In 2016, VMU has implemented more than 100 study programmes for almost 8000 students at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Studies at VMU are organized by 9 faculties (the faculties of Arts, Catholic Theology, Economics and Management, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Natural Sciences, Political Science and Diplomacy, Social Sciences) and the Music Academy.
In VMU the research capacity is achieved by uniting scientific human resources under the thematic clusters seeking to assure the interdisciplinary approach, broad scope, high impact, accessibility of research outcomes. The formation of clusters was launched in 2008, as a response to the Lithuanian and European Research Development Programmes to enhance the interdisciplinary scientific research field. The University offers PhD studies in 18 different fields of the humanities, as well as social, biomedical and physical sciences. Since the re-establishment of the university more than 600 doctoral dissertations were defended.
VMU has been involved in various Horizon2020, Erasmus+ (Jean Monnet, CBHE, Strategic Partnership, Knowledge Alliances), COST, Nordplus activities, as well as national ESF projects as project partner and coordinator, therefore the scientists have accumulated solid experience in international scientific research and project management, holding memberships of national and international professional associations of diverse scientific areas and fields.
VMU is a member of many EU associations and international organisations of higher education and research such as the EUA, EAIE, the Baltic Sea Region University Network, European Distance and E-Learning Network, etc. The university has signed over 300 bilateral and Erasmus+ agreements covering 60 countries in Europe, Asia, South and North America, North Africa.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie d’Alger (ENSA)
L’ENSA has been created on 1905. It ensures the missions of higher education, scientific research and technological development in various fields related to agronomy and food industry. This institutional framework fully engages ENSA in training and agronomic research of excellence. Since 1962, the School has trained about 5,000 agricultural engineers, some of whom have held senior positions (at ministerial level) at the national and international levels (FAO, ICARDA, UNESCO). With a staff of 159 Lecturer-Researchers, the school has the mission of graduation engineers and masters in agronomic sciences after 5 years of study. It contains ten departments with 15 specializations:
- Department of Botany: Phytopathology.
- Department of Rural Economy: Agribusiness Management and Agricultural and Rural Economics.
- Forestry Department: Forestry and Nature Conservation.
- Department of rural engineering: Agricultural hydraulics and agricultural machinery and agro-equipment.
- Department of Soil Science: Soil Science.
- Department of Food Technology: Agribusiness Technology and Food and Human Nutrition.
- Department of zootechnics: Animal productions.
- Plant Production Department: Plant Productions.
- Department of Agricultural and Forest Zoology: Plant Protection and Agricultural and Forest Entomology.
- Department of Preparatory Classes: provide common core courses.
ENSA ensure continuing education training to the engineers of the Algerian agriculture sector.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique, Blida (ENSH)
The National Higher School for Hydraulics (ENSH) is a national public institution of higher education created in 1972 whose missions are to ensure the training and development of highly qualified professionals in the field of water and to promote scientific and technical research by valorising the results of research works by its two accredited laboratories. Its teaching staff is composed of 65 teachers researchers among which 5 full professors and 15 senior lecturers.
The specialties of study are:
2-Irrigation and drainage
3-Hydraulic Engineering and development
L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Biotechnologie Taoufik Khaznadar (ENSB)
The National School of Biotechnology Taoufik Khaznadar (ENSB) is a young and unique public school working in the field of Biotechnology in Algeria. It is intended for education and research of excellence. It is located at the new Ali Mendjeli University Center in Constantine. It started receiving students in 2013. The school has a master class. All teachers have teacher-researcher status integrated into national programs. The ENSB has also hired many highly qualified young doctors and benefits from a large number of international and national specialized external speakers who provide specific lectures and practical lessons at all levels of training. The school trains engineers in biotechnology which spreads over 05 years with 5 masters backed by the central training of engineers. These masters are optional and not compulsory. The 5 specialty masters are: Industrial Biotechnology; Biotechnology of health; Biotechnology of the environment; Pharmaceutical biotechnology; Plant biotechnology. The programming of the masters is spread over the 4th and 5th year of study. In this configuration, the training leads to a double degree: Engineer and Master. The Engineer-Master configuration opens to ENSB graduates the interface to access doctoral training at ENSB or elsewhere. ENSB has about thirty newly equipped teaching laboratories and eight industrial and analytical pilots required for the control and development of both industrial biotechnology products and processes. One of the priorities of the moment is openness to its environment and the outside world; we currently have multiple relationships with national and international economic operators and training and research organizations.