Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH
The BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH is an engineering research institute. It was founded in 1981 as one of the first affiliated institutes of the University of Bremen and is today one of the largest research institutions in the state of Bremen. It consists of the two research areas “Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems” (IPS), headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag and “Information and Communication Applications in Production” (IKAP), headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Thoben. Based on extensive basic research, it conducts application-oriented research and industrial contract research – both nationally and internationally, in the areas of production and logistics, inter alia in important sectors such as logistics, automotive, aviation and wind energy. With the Log Dynamics Lab, BIBA has a service center for the development and testing of innovative mobile technologies for logistic processes and systems.Depending on the number and scope of the research and development projects, between 120 and 160 people work at BIBA. The BIBA researchers mainly come from production engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, computer science and related disciplines. In addition, visiting scholars from all over the world are constantly involved in the BIBA and in its projects.
Institut für Wissensmedien
The IWM (Institut für Wissensmedien – Knowledge Media Institute) is an interdisciplinary research and transfer institute, as well as the university’s central support unit for educational technology (eLearning). We engage in questions of digital media utilisation to facilitate educational processes.
Owing to the training and experience of our interdisciplinary team, we offer pedagogical expertise combined with technical expertise and
services ranging from the piloting and adaptation of new technologies to consultation and support.
Our experience with national and international projects is the foundation on which we gladly meet new challenges with new partners.
University of Parma
The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, while providing tailored services for students. Its centuries-old history dates back to 13th March 962, when Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Uberto, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the ‘Diploma’: this document, which granted the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders (‘eligere et ordinare notarios’), was the foundation for an educational institution that would last centuries later, and is still preserved in the Bishop’s Archives in Parma today.
The University holds 9 Departments, 39 First Cycle Degree Courses, 6 Single Cycle Degree Courses, 41 Second Cycle Degree Courses (5 of which entirely held in English), as well as many Postgraduate schools, Teacher Training courses, several Master Programmes and PhDs.
The ideal size of the University (25,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates per year and about 1,700 faculty and staff members), together with the quality of life in Parma has always attracted a large number of students from all over Italy. More than two-thirds of our registered students come from outside of Parma and its Province: for this reason the University deserves top ranking for attracting the most non-resident students nationwide.