CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica) is a consortium of 44 public Italian universities and involves more than 1,300 among professors and researchers. It was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization to foster the co-operation of Italian computer scientists and engineers in nation-wide and international projects in the area of computing and data communication, it promotes and coordinates scientific activities of research and technological transfer. It is today the main point of reference for the national academic research in the fields of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technologies.
University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and has been frequently ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. It has recently been named the UK University of the Year for its outstanding commitment to student education (Times Higher). Leeds hosts over 32,000 students (including more than 7,000 post graduate students) from 141 countries attached to 560 different undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degree programmes. In 2016/17 it had an annual income in excess of €674m and its annual research income exceeded €167m of which 14% was derived from EU awards. Under Horizon 2020 Leeds is currently coordinating 71 H2020 projects and is a partner in a further 60 successful projects.
Linnaeus University (LNU) is a modern university in southeastern Sweden with a strong international profile. LNU is named after Carl Linnaeus, the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries. LNU has a strong international profile with 1,600 international students every year and 750 partner universities in more than 60 countries. LNU is also one of Sweden’s larger universities, with over 31,000 students and 2,000 employees. Being the sixth largest university in Sweden, Linnaeus University has established a computer science department with international reputation.
Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology (TUD) is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands. With over 20,000 students and 2,500 staff members divided over eight faculties, it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing. The University collaborates on a structural basis with other international education and research institutes and has partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, industry partners and companies from the small and medium business sectors. TUD ranks 54th in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and 4th in the field of Civil Engineering. In the field of Transportation Science & Technology TUD ranks 3rd in the Shanghai Global Ranking 2018.