The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. UCalgary has around 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and more than 3,100 staff, making it one of the largest employers in Calgary. The university produces an economic impact of $7.92 billion in the province of Alberta.
Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute (Royal Charter granted in 1966). It has campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai, and Putrajaya in Malaysia.
Professor Bahman Tohidi
The University of Lausanne (UNIL, French: Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. Today about 13,500 students and 2,200 researchers study and work at the university. Approximately 1,500 international students attend the university (120 nationalities), which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with world-renowned universities.
Professor Yuri Podladchikov
The IFP School (French: École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs) is a graduate engineering school located in Rueil-Malmaison, France. Founded in 1954, IFP School is part of the IFP Energies Nouvelles, French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), a French public-sector research and training center. The school graduates approximately 600 students per year in 20 graduate programs (10 in English), employing 40 regular professors and 350 instructors from industry.
Curtin University (a trademark of Curtin University of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 50,000 students. Curtin University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2015, its position increased by more than 100 places to equal 303rd in the world, which was the biggest increase of any Australian university.
Bashkir State University is a center for postgraduate studies which provides postgraduate courses in 56 scientific majors and doctoral courses in 8 scientific majors. There are 10 doctoral and 3 candidate dissertation councils which are responsible for defense and awarding academic degrees in 23 majors.
The Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPE RAS) is one of the most prominent centers of global and national geophysics. It performs a wide range of fundamental and applied research of physics of the Earth.
Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS was founded by decree No 272 of Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium at 22 of November 2005, when Institute of Petroleum Geology SB RAS, Institute of Geophysics SB RAS and Design and Technological Institute of Instruments for Geophysics and Ecology SB RAS were united.
The Saint Petersburg Mining University (Russian: Санкт-Петербургский горный университет), is Russia’s oldest technical university, and one of the oldest technical colleges in Europe. It was founded on October 21, 1773, by Empress Catherine the Great, who realised an idea proposed by Peter the Great and Mikhail Lomonosov for training engineers for the mining and metals industries. Having a strong engineering profession was seen by many Russian rulers as a vital means of maintaining Russia’s status as a great power. All three had had a military education and seen the achievements of the engineers of revolutionary and imperial France, who had reconstructed the great highways, unified the waterways and erected buildings throughout Europe in a more lasting tribute to the French than all of Napoleon’s victories.
Professor Mikhail Rogatchev
Moscow State University is one of Russia’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, and has demanding entry requirements for prospective students. Nonetheless, it performs inconsistently in international rankings.
Professor Georgy Kalmykov