The European Commission has set up bilateral agreements between the European Union and some industrialised countries outside Europe to fund innovative projects that focus on academic cooperation and student mobility. The programmes under these agreements give support to consortia of higher education and training institutions working together to improve their educational services, to compare and modernise curricula and to develop joint study programmes with recognition of credits and qualifications. In particular, the three bilateral co-operation programmes in which our institution has been involved are:

  • EU-US Atlantis Programme
  • EU-CANADA Cooperation Programme
  • Education Cooperation Programme under the framework of the industrial countries instrument (ICI ECP)

Please find below the ongoing projects the University of Trento participates in.

Education Cooperation Programme under the framework of the industrial countries instrument (ICI ECP)

BEAM - Biomedical Engineering - EU Australian cooperation at master level

Duration: 2014-2017
Coordinator: Università degli studi di Trento

  • Università degli studi di Trento (Italy)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Department of Industrial Engineering
Short description: The BEAM project aims at promoting  intercontinental mobility and cooperation at master levels in the field of biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine. Its consortium is working to develop and test joint teachings, complementary modules, focused research and  student and lecturers mobility and verify the feasibility of a structured cooperation leading to joint projects and titles beyond the project lifespan. The project offers the opportunity of a study/research experience abroad to  master students and academics from Europe and Australia, with the possibility to participate to lectures, seminars and research training. BEAM expected outputs are: 

  • the definition of innovative core curricula
  • a mobility scheme supporting the intercontinental exchanges of 53 master students and 16 staff 
  • a number of joint seminars and schools, diffusion of new teaching material, on line courses and seminars in open access  available on the website to participants and scientific community 
  • a final postgraduate conference / events with the involvement of stakeholders and industrial sector 
  • a network of HEI, labs and Industrial actors leading to the establishment of life sciences hubs, and ensuring the long term viability of the BEAM program beyond the project lifespan.