The consortium members are education institutions recognised to contribute to innovation in their organisations by promoting creativity and entrepreneurial thinking for applying innovative ideas in practice. TecHUB 4.0 has a consortium made up of four partners:
POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Romania – COORDINATOR
Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland – PARTNER
Lancaster University, United Kingdom of Great Britain – PARTNER
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania – PARTNER
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB), the applicant of the project, started its activity in 1818, being the oldest engineering school in Romania. UPB has as objective to train technical specialists capable of applying their technical, scientific and cultural knowledge in supporting the technological and economic progress of multiple areas, such as lT, automation, electrical engineering, material engineering etc. The goal of the UPB is to create an environment where education, research and innovation mix together to support an evolving society and economy. UPB promotes modern educational techniques, adapted to European and international needs, preparing engineers capable of adapting to new technologies in a continuously evolving society and economy. Graduates from UPB are encouraged to focus their work towards creating a sustainable and steadily improving society.
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS), is one of the most active Romanian universities in the field of international education, with a 70 year tradition, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu being established in 1940. ULBS has established academic links and partnership agreements with 476 universities in 5 continents, hosts the first Confucius Institute in Romania, which now has 6 other centres in cities around Romania. ULBS is an active member in the UMultirank project aimed to design and test the feasibility of multi-dimensional global ranking of universities worldwide. ULBS has strong collaboration with both the private sector (BRD, Continental, General Motors, Visma, Keep Calling, NGOs) and the public (Sibiu Municipality, Sibiu’s Court, Sibiu’s Bar).
Established in 1964, and with a presence internationally including educational sites and programmes in China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Ghana, Lancaster University has a record of innovative teaching, world-class research and industry integration, such that it is recognised as one of the leading Universities in the UK, recently awarded The Times and The Sunday Times University of The Year 2018. This further confirms esteem indicators of recent years, and in particular the Engineering Department which is situated with the Faculty of Science and Technology, including: 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Engineering research 100% rated as Internationally Leading, and 7th in ‘General Engineering’ for Research Intensity; Awarded Gold status in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework; Position in the 2018 Guardian League Tables (Mechanical Engineering – 3rd; Chemical Engineering – 9th); and a Departmental research income exceeding £3.5M/year.
Czestochowa University of Technology (PCZ) is the largest state university in the region with almost seven decades of scientific and educational tradition. Its mission is assist economic and social development with innovation and reliable technical solutions and high quality engineering education.PCZ has a vast network of partnering universities within ERASMUS+ program (over 130 partners) resulting in intensive exchange of students (above 100 incoming in 2016/2017) and staff and the growing no. of foreign full time students. PCZ contribution to research could be summarized by the no. of 169 sponsored project in last decade. PCZ is engaged in modern teaching methods and distance learning solutions. Since 2010 PCZ operates its own e-learning platform and practices blended learning schemes for selected courses in all its educational programs. PCZ operates its own Technology Transfer Centre.