Situated in Belgium, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
KU Leuven hosts over 41,000 students for the academic year 2012-2013, including 6,724 international students (3,455 students from within the EU and 3,269 students from outside the EU). KU Leuven has Erasmus contracts with 434 European universities and 22 central bilateral agreements in 8 countries: U.S.A, China, South Africa, Japan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Poland and the Netherlands. The amount of international students more than doubled to about 7400 students in ten years time.
KU Leuven holds around 50 projects in development cooperation and educational interuniversity cooperation.
University of Aarhus is the central Danish educator at university level of professional writers in the context of foreign-language communication (English, French, German, Spanish) in a business context, to which also belongs the field of technical communication and writing. BCOM is a department of approx. 90 research staff members and 2500 students spanning fields like management oriented corporate communication, textually oriented business communication, translation, European studies and text production.
Main expertise in the field of text production and translation is in legal, technical, economical and business contexts. Educational programs and research are geared towards meeting the needs of companies and organizations, based on sound standards of scientific work.
University Paris Diderot is a multidisciplinary university with more than 20.000 students and 2000 senior lecturers and professors. The Department of Applied Languages has a Bachelor Degree in Technical Writing (2006) and a Master's degree in Technical communication (1999). The students are apprentices for a 12 month curriculum.
Paris Diderot has been training technical communicators for 15 years and students are trained at Paris Diderot for 2 weeks and work in a company for 2 weeks, in an apprenticeship program. During July August and September students work full time in a company.
As the 2nd university in Germany, FH Karlsruhe started the Technical Communication studies already in 1997. Currently, there are 2 bachelor tracks and 1 master track per year and about 350 students in total.
The focus lies on a practice-oriented approach with a sound mixture of theory and technical practice. The studies have a very good reputation and ranking.
The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1989 and has 13,000 students and 1,400 staff. All programmes are accredited by the university and the Irish Higher Education Authority, and comply with ECTS.
The University of Limerick has offered technical communication modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996. It is the only educational institution in Ireland to offer a postgraduate programme in technical communication, the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning. This programme has run since 2010. Previously, the university offered an MA in Technical Communication and an MA in E-Learning Design and Development. These programmes were combined in 2010 to provide a dual qualification for graduates. Undergraduate students studying New Media can also undertake a suite of technical communication modules.”
University of Szczecin is the biggest university in West Pomerania with 13 faculties; 50 study courses; about 17 000 students; 540 PhD students; 1 229 researchers and 840 members of administrative staff. The Faculty of Economics and Management is ranked eight among Polish centers educating in Economics and IT. It has the right to grant doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in the field of economics and to grant doctoral degrees in management studies. It offers 4 major studies: economics, finance and accounting, information technology and econometrics, management.
Students graduating in IT and econometrics receive an additional diploma from the German university Fachhochschule Wismar. The University of Szczecin has a combined knowledge in IT-Management, Communication and strong relationships to international partners.
The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB), founded in 1818, is the largest technical university in Romania. UPB designs and optimizes processes of continuous education that should finally lead to a knowledge based society.
All teaching activities of the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages (FILS) are entirely performed in English, French and German. FILS offers unique training for industrial engineering and management. Our graduates are very well appreciated by their employers as they possess professional, social and language skills.
The University of Twente (UT) is a young and enterprising university (founded in 1961) that prepares young people for the future. This is accomplished through innovative, attractive and future-focused education and through fulfilling a global function in technological and social research. Together, 3,000 researchers and professionals work on pioneering research, relevant innovations and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students.
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social (BMS) at the UT sciences strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. In order to do so, the BMS Faculty boasts academic disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication sciences, philosophy, education sciences and health sciences, all with a focus on tackling societal challenges.
Since many years, the bachelor and master programmes in communication sciences include a number of courses related to technical communication. Since 2014, master students can specialize in technical communication.