Partners

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Coordinator

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Founded in 1845, the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway is the largest and oldest university based in the West of Ireland and is the Coordinator of the ENERGISE project. It is home to over 17,000 students and employs around 2,500 staff. NUI Galway is a research-led university and is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world.

Aalborg University (AAU)

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Aalborg University has since its inception in 1974 conducted research and offered educational programs within the technical and natural sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities. Although a fairly young university by Danish standards, it is an internationally oriented research university committed to problem based learning, interdisciplinarity and innovation.

Kingston University

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Kingston University is a large higher education institution located in South-West London in the UK, with roots dating back to 1899. It currently employs over 2,000 staff and has a 17,000-strong student population. Research is critical to Kingston University’s mission and the university has attracted substantial external funding for a large number and wide range of international and national projects.

Maastricht University (UM)

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Maastricht University (UM), celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, is one of the youngest and, with a respective share of nearly 50 and 40 percent of students and academic staff from abroad, one of the most international universities of the Netherlands. The Times Higher Education World University Ranking credited the excellency of research and teaching activities at UM with the 88th overall and 6th world rank of “100 under 50” in 2015.

University of Geneva (UNIGE)

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The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland, founded in 1559. Today, it is the third largest university in Switzerland by number of students, with 40% coming from foreign countries. The university represents a range of disciplines and promotes multi- and interdisciplinary research, while actively pursuing teaching, research, and community service as its primary objectives.

GreenDependent Institute (GDI)

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GreenDependent Institute is a non-profit research and consultancy organization. One of the aims of the organization is to establish links between research and practice so that important findings can be disseminated, discussed and implemented as soon as possible. For this reason GreenDependent is uniquely placed to implement international projects in Hungary.

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) is one of Europe’s leading universities, with a strong track record in securing external research funding from national, European and international sources. Ranked 75th in the world and 25th in Europe in the 2015/16 QS University Rankings, LMU offers an excellent intellectual and infrastructural environment for cutting-edge research.

Focus Association for Sustainable Development

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Focus Association for Sustainable Development is an independent, non-governmental, apolitical and non-profit environmental organisation. The mission of Focus is to stimulate solutions for environmentally and socially responsible life through education, awareness raising and co-shaping of policies in the field of sustainable development, climate change, energy, transport, global responsibility and consumption.

ARC Fund

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ARC Fund is a premier Bulgarian research NGO, established in 1991, active in the field of innovation policy and the promotion of the knowledge-based economy. ARC Fund is engaged in knowledge and innovation brokerage, capacity building, training, public policy support, advocacy, applied research and analyses in thematic fields like energy, environment, food quality and safety.

Consumer Society Research Centre at the University of Helsinki (UH)

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The Consumer Society Research Centre at the University of Helsinki (UH) is a newly merged research unit in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland, with 36,000 degree students and 8,400 staff members. The Consumer Society Research Centre is a unit of 20 research and teaching staff.