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University of Helsinki, Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education


Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education is part of the University of Helsinki, which belongs to the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Benefitting from the University's broad foundation across a range of disciplines, Palmenia operates in diverse fields.

Palmenia operates at regional, national and international levels. In addition to current courses and other educational services, Palmenia designs and provides tailored programmes as well as research and development services to meet the needs of business life and the public sector.
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University of Jyväskylä, Department of Communication


The mission of the Department of Communication is to engage in high-quality research in the field of communication and media, and to  provide critical and ethical academic education for future communication experts.
The Department consists of four major subjects: Journalism, Speech  Communication, Organizational Communication and PR, and Intercultural Communication.The personnel comprise about 40 researchers and teachers. There are about 550 B.A./M.A. students and about 70 Ph.D. students.
Current externally funded research projects include Developing a Crisis Communication Scorecard, Globalization and International Management: Finnish Chinese Intercultural Communication, Innovation Journalism, Intangibles in Organizational Innovation, Utilization of Public Documents in Journalism, Towards Engaging Journalism, European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems, and Cyberbullying: negative and positive uses of new technologies.


University of Tartu, Institute of German, Romance and Slavonic Languages and Literature

The University of Tartu (UT) is both the largest and the oldest university in Estonia founded in 1632. It is a member of the Coimbra group. Apart from full-time education, UT also extensively provides teaching for the needs of continuing education through full BA and MA level programmes in the framework of the so-called Open University as well as re-qualification programmes of various lengths (up to one year). The university has a Centre for Intercultural Communication. The Centre is a full member of the EMICC (European Master’s in Intercultural Communication), and hosted its annual Eurocampus in 2008.

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Danube - University Krems - University for Continuing Education

Danube University Krems specializes in postgraduate academic studies in the fields of economics and business management, communications, IT and media, medicine, health and social services, law, administration and international affairs, education and cultural sciences as well as of building and ecology. More than 5,000 students from 70 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic courses.

Since 2002, Danube University Krems offers a two-year Master’s degree (MA) program in Intercultural Competencies. Its overall objective is to train participants to become experts in handling intercultural challenges in order to unlock the potential found in inter- and intra-national diversity.

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“Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad


"Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad is a state higher education institution, accredited and acknowledged by ARACIS as presenting a "high degree of confidence", continuing the tradition of university education in the Arad area which started with the: Theology Institute (1822), the Livestock and Veterinary Medicine Faculty (1947), the Engineering Institute (1972).

"Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad is a distinct academic community functioning under the provisions of the Romanian Constitution, of the laws and regulations applied to the educational system. UAV follows and promotes the European conventions regarding higher education.

The University benefits from a highly trained academic staff and high quality endowments for didactic and scientific activities. The University is structured now in 9 Faculties and 12 Departments, having more than: 15.394 students; 477 academic staff, over 33.000 m2 of educational premises, course and seminar halls, and computerized laboratories with last generation technology.

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Institute of Education – University of London

The mission of the Institute of Education is to pursue excellence in education and related areas of social science to support individuals, institutions and societies facing the challenges of change. The Institute is firmly established as one of the world's leading schools of education with several distinctive features. These include being the leading centre for research in education with international excellence as well as a leading centre for teacher education and development in the UK.

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Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Universidade de Lisboa

The Centro de Estudos Geográficos of the Lisbon University (CEG) has been since 1943 the main Portuguese institution carrying out research on Geography. Organized in 10 Research Clusters, the institution counts on the work of 126 researchers (48 PhD graduates) and 8 collaborators. Recently it has become the research unit of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the Lisbon University (Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa – IGOT-UL), an autonomous body of this University since March 2009. The Portuguese EDICC team belongs mostly to the MIGRARE Research Cluster (Migration, Spaces and Societies) - http://www.ceg.ul.pt/migrare/ and its members are teachers in the IGOT-UL, in the Institute of Education (UL) and in the Lisbon School of Higher Education.

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Complutense University of Madrid, The German Department

The Complutense University is a public university, the largest in the country, with ca. 90.000 students, located in the city of Madrid, (Campus of Moncloa, Somosaguas, Aranjuez, among others) and ranked among the three top universities in Spain. It offers a large variety of studies in the fields of experimental sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences. It has been awarded Campus of International Excellence in 2010 and  it is a member of the international consortia Europaeum, Grupo Compostela, Mediterra, Utrecht-Network, UNICA, IAU. It also has exchange agreements with universities in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Japan. It offers new degrees within the Higher Education European Space (Bachelor degrees, Masters and Doctorate programs). The Complutense University strives to nurture quality, innovation and new technologies in order to achieve the highest research and academic standards.

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Department of Intercultural Business Communication

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena (University Jena) was founded in 1558 by Johann Friedrich I and is one of the most historic universities in Germany which is also reflected by its membership in the prestigious COIMBRA group, a network of traditional European universities.

Intercultural Business Communication was established as a subject at Jena University in 1992. Students can choose it as a subsidiary subject or study for the Diploma Course of Studies "BWL/Interkulturelles Management“ (BA “Intercultural Business Communication”, MA “Intercultural Personnel Development an Organizational Communiation“; Blended Learning-Certificate “Intercultural Trainer and Intercultural Coach). Uni Jena/IWK is the publisher of the “Interculture Journal” and host of www.interkulturelles-portal.de.

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The Finnish Institute in Madrid, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia

The Finnish Institute in Madrid covers the whole Lusohispanic world, i.e. the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions. In practice, however, its activities are concentrated mainly on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal). The institute's main office is located in Spain, in the centre of Madrid. It houses a library and an exhibition hall. In addition, the institute has an office in the Faculty of Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid.

The institute has a representative in Portugal and in several Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

The institute's aim is to promote Finnish culture and science in the target areas as well as to enhance mutual cultural understanding through co-operation with various partners, including embassies, cultural institutes, universities, trade missions and non-governmental organizations. The institute has its own publication series, Acta Ibero-Americana Fennica.

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University of Lugano

The University of Lugano (USI) is a multi-lingual university with a strong international orientation. Its faculty and students come from at least 80 different countries. USI was also among the first universities in Switzerland to adopt the new European university structure, encouraging students’ mobility across European campuses. Courses are mainly taught in Italian and English. Intensive courses in these and other European languages help students overcoming language barriers. Scientific research at USI is carried on in collaboration with prestigious international institutions, but aims also at responding to local and federal mandates, to promote the development and scientific progress of the whole country.

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