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Professor Chris Williams BA (Oxon) PhD (Wales) FRHistS FLSW,
Head of College,
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences,
O’Rahilly Building,
University College Cork,
Cork,
Republic of Ireland
+353 (0)21 4902711
chris.williams@ucc.ie

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Disciplines
Social Sciences
Arts

From 1850, QCC was part of the Queen's University of Ireland and, from the 1880s, of the Royal University of Ireland. QCC grew during that that time, adding land and buildings, increasing student numbers and developing deep links throughout Munster and into the world beyond. By the beginning the twentieth century however, it was clear that higher education in Ireland required a new arrangement to permit the next stages of development. That change came in 1908 through the National University of Ireland (NUI), of which the former QCC, now University College Cork (UCC) is a founding member.  Since 1908, UCC has grown - from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, we have become a university in our own right within the NUI, but we retain the UCC name as part of our heritage of learning since 1845.

We’re an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Our beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. We now have a student population of over 21,000.

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Claire Gorrara
Chair
Gorrara@cardiff.ac.uk
contact@ucml.ac.uk

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Languages

The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) was established in 1993 and is the overarching national organisation which represents the interests of modern languages, linguistics and cultural and area studies in higher education throughout the United Kingdom, and works with corresponding bodies in other countries.

In addition to promoting education and research in languages, linguistics and area studies, our work also includes lobbying policy makers and actively encouraging increased take-up of modern language study through the Routes into Languages network. Our members include UK higher education institutions involved in language teaching and research, and subject associations in the relevant disciplines.

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Margaret Hagen
Vice-President for Research
margareth.hagen@uib.no
University of Bergen

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The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway.

There are seven faculties at UiB and there are a total of 16 900 students at the university. Around 1 880 of these are international students. We employ 3 600 staff. PhD candidates are paid employees of staff, making the doctoral degree at UiB particularly attractive for rising talent. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.

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Milena Fayt
Tutkimusrahoituksen koordinaattori/Research Funding Coordinator
Itä-Suomen yliopisto/University of Eastern Finland
Filosofinen tiedekunta/Philosophical Faculty
PL 111, 80101 JOENSUU
Käyntiosoite: Yliopistokatu 7, Borealis, 1. krs., huone 104
Ph. 050 341 0892/ +358503410892milena.fayt@uef.fi

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Disciplines
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Philosophy

Building a responsible and sustainable future, the University of Eastern Finland seeks to solve global challenges through multidisciplinary research and through education that meets working life needs.

The university’s strategy, entitled Interdisciplinary Solutions, defines four profile areas in research: Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources”.

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Dr. Rosario Arias
Professor of English Literature
Head of Department, Dept. of English, French and German, Faculty of Arts (LETRAS)
University of Málaga
Mobile number: 00-34-654668079
Tel. 00-34-952131793 / 31794
rarias@uma.es

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The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. With more than 35,000 students and 2,400 lecturers / teachers, the UMA offers 62 degree courses, 22 doctoral programmes, more than 60 master’s Degrees, and more than 80 in-house degrees and 100 courses throughout the academic year. Teaching takes place in 26 Schools and Faculties by appointed lecturers in 81 departments distributed over two campuses.

About 300 research groups are actively involved in national and international research projects, and in public-private collaborative contracts. The patent portfolio includes about 240 active patents; up to 500 research agreements and contracts are yearly signed with a variety of business and private organization. So far, UMA has participated in more than 200 international research projects, among which 48 were funded by FP7, 45 by Horizon 2020, and up to now, 10 projects have been coordinated.

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Paula Pinto Costa
Vice-President of the Scientific Council
Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto
Tel: +351.226077100 
ppinto@letras.up.pt

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Disciplines
Humanities
Arts

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, with over 3.500 students, offers 13 undergraduate courses, 26 Master’s courses and 8 doctoral courses in the following fields: Archaeology, Information and Communication Sciences, Language Sciences, Romance Languages and Classical Studies, English Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, History of Art, Museology, and Sociology. Within this general framework, courses on offer include more specialized areas, such as International Relations, Translation, Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Comparative Literature, Teacher Training, African Studies, Heritage Studies, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Planning, and Medieval Studies. Some of these courses are taught jointly with other Faculties of the University of Porto and/or other universities.

Apart from degree programmes, the Faculty also provides a wide range of vocational training courses and continuing education courses (including a range of language programmes covering both European and non-European languages). Most of the vocational training courses are certified by the Portuguese Pedagogical and Scientific Council for In-Service Training and award credits for career development.

The Faculty’s teaching staff is highly qualified and almost all of its members hold doctoral degrees. They have a vast scientific output and significant international experience in their research and teaching areas. Both teaching staff and PhD and master’s students are involved in a number of national and international research projects as part of the activities of R&D Units accredited and financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

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Dr Theresa Callan, Executive Dean
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Tel: +44 (0)23 92 846012
theresa.callan@port.ac.uk
 

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Social Sciences
Humanities

The University is at the heart of Portsmouth and we have a strong commitment to our regional community, and particularly to the city, embedded in our strategy. This commitment is longstanding, at least since the opening of the Municipal College in 1908.

Our economic, social and cultural contributions range from being one of the largest employers in the city, to the value our highly skilled graduates add in professional roles in our schools, health and justice services, businesses, local authorities and charities.

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Simon Møberg Torp
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
torp@sdu.dk

Rune Nørgaard Jørgensen
Senior Executive Officer
Faculty of Humanities
rune@sdu.dk

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Disciplines
Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities at SDU offers a wide range of activities. The Faculty’s members of staff provide top quality research, teaching and dissemination in fields ranging from classic humanistic disciplines to new areas of research and academic subjects, which we conduct both alone and in close collaboration with our sister faculties.

The Faculty of Arts employs around 500 full-time members of academic staff and has around 6,000 students.