UNIMORE – Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Founded in 1176, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) is among the oldest University in the world, and has always been ranked among the first Italian universities for quality of teaching and research since 2007. UNIMORE is a networked campus located in the towns of Modena and Reggio Emilia. It counts about 20000 students, including 3500 postgraduates, 900 faculty members, 8 PhD schools. It has over 300 international exchange agreements and cooperation programs to encourage students and researcher to actively interact in a globalized world.

The Department of Education and Human Sciences (DESU) proposes to conduct scientific research and educational activities in education, training and development, in a wide-ranging epistemological framework that has as its ultimate horizon the study of the individual and of society.

The research activity of the Department is proposing in place of education and training, which are understood in a broad sense and firmly placed in the broader context of the social sciences.

The educational activities of the Department focus on the three-year Bachelor of Science in Education, the Master of Science in Educational Science and the five-year degree course in Primary education for future teachers of Kindergarten and Primary School.

The very structure of these courses, as reflected in the relevant Ordinances teaching requires continuous experimentation of correlations between different disciplines. Very important is also the presence of the Department in the area, which is realized through systematic collaborations with organizations, businesses and educational institutions to experiment and develop best practices that continue the tradition of excellence in this context that characterizes the area of Modena and Reggio Emilia.


ForModena – Formazione Professionale per i Territori Modenesi Soc. Cons. a R.L.

ForModena is a training organization accredited by the Region of Emilia Romagna (Italy) which in the year 2013 has evolved from Modena Formazione S.r.l., aggregating other training institutions of public participation in the province of Modena, being Carpi Formazione and IRIDE Formazione, in one consortium company whose share capital is held by the City of Modena (56% stake), by other municipalities in the district and by the Health & Hospital District Agency.

ForModena designs and implements training activities and services in order to promote employment and growth of professional skills of individuals and organizations. The leading areas of intervention are welfare policies, training and services for the transitions, skills for productive sectors / districts, training for Public Administration and special projects such as support for new entrepreneurship, interventions to support the integration of immigrant workers, …

ForModena retains the characteristics of body accredited by the Emilia Romagna for higher education, continuing education and lifelong learning also towards the special users from 2004 (DG no. 778/04 and 1001/04 DG. Cod. Org. 946).


European Office, Vienna Board of Education 

The Vienna Board of Education was founded in 1922 and is responsible for the running of almost 700 schools – primary to upper secondary – in the Viennese metropolis. The Vienna Board of Education is therefore the official institution responsible for the education and schooling of all pupils aged between 6 and 19 who live in the Federal Province of Vienna, the capital of Austria. On one hand the Vienna Board of Education is responsible to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and on the other hand to the Government of the Federal Province of Vienna.

The European Office (EUB) belongs to the presidential department of the Vienna Board of Education and is divided into two sections. Firstly, the department of foreign languages aims to innovate and develop modern language learning in Viennese schools. Our office coordinates the employment of all Native Speaker Teachers in Vienna and provides support to all foreign language initiatives.

“Nomen est omen”: The European Office is responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of a wide range of language learning initiatives, as well as projects that aim at an increased exposure and understanding of the European dimension. It is also the contact point for international and in particular European affairs.


Goldsmiths – University of London

At Goldsmiths, we’re passionate about creating the knowledge of the future, bringing together academic excellence and innovative perspectives to create a place where ideas can thrive. Our academics work across disciplines within our 19 departments, centres and institutes, developing novel approaches to research issues.

This interdisciplinary and creative outlook has helped us to become leaders in many subjects, with highly regarded research outputs that challenge old ideas and contribute to shaping the world we live in. We’re proud to contribute to knowledge creation on the national and international stage:

  • Six subject areas in the world’s elite (QS World University Rankings by subject 2016)
  • Nearly three quarters of research by our academics is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • In the top 25 universities in the UK for the quality of our research (Research Assessment Exercise 2014)

Our diverse and thriving international community of academics, researchers and students benefit from our location just 10 minutes from the centre of the global city of London.


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the oldest and largest Higher Education Institution in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe, with a student body of about 125,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and over 2,000 members of academic staff. The research mission of the NKUA is very important and intertwined with its educational one. The research activities of NKUA are rich, multi-layered, often innovative and internationally recognized. The research work conducted covers the areas of basic, applied and technological research. Our laboratory, the Research Center for Psychophysiology affiliated with the Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education of the NKUA, was established in 2003. Our research covers themes within the broad area of educational and cognitive neuroscience, psychology, education and special education. We study the psychophysiological underpinnings of emotional and cognitive functions, focusing on children and adolescents. We are interested in both typical and atypical development. In addition, we investigate the psychophysiological mechanisms of learning difficulties such as reading difficulties or learning difficulties in mathematics. Moreover, we study factors pertinent to the disabilities of people with special needs and we develop interventions for special education.