usc logoThe University of Santiago de Compostela is a public institution for higher education and research endowed with autonomy, full legal personality and its own heritage, which is made up by the campuses of Santiago de Compostela and Lugo and which assumes and carries out its functions as an essential public service to the community through study, teaching, research and the transfer of knowledge. It is one of the world's oldest universities in continuous operation. It was founded in 1495 and during its more than 500 years of history it has earned a place amongst the most prestigious universities in Spain. Alltogether, it offers 155 degrees, Masters and PhD programs for over 25000 students and it has a long-established experience in the management of international cooperation projects through active participation in different projects and networks. The USC has a powerful research capacity, and has been valued for its excellence as one of the best universities in Spain and in the European Higher Education Area. It is a pioneering institution in the development and the promotion of R&D&I and the transfer and valorization of the results of its research.

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Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS) is a medium size, comprehensive university located in Sibiu, Romania. It is one of the oldest Romanian universities, celebrating its 50 years of existence in 2019. The educational offer of LBUS is diverse and the study programs are compatible with those of the European Union (EU) and the requests of the labor force market, and consequently, LBUS openness toward novelty is not only appreciated, but also demanded by all applicants. The key objective of the university is to carry out a competitive educational process, meeting the standards of the EU, which grants LBUS graduates international academic and professional recognition. Every year, LBUS opens its gates to approximately 15,000 students, both in Bachelor and Master programs. They are coordinated by more than 600 teaching staff, in 9 faculties

(Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agricultural Studies, Food Industry & Environmental Protection, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Letters and Arts, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities (Educational Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, History). LUBS organizes doctoral studies in 15 main fields of study: History, Philology, Theater and Performing Arts, Theology, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering and Management, Management, Finances, Economics, Medicine. LBUS has established academic links and partnership agreements with more than eighty-five universities in thirty-five European and non-European countries. These partnerships materialize in student exchange programs and fact-finding data trips for academic and research staff which further on lead to academic and research cooperations.

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Novel Group is a Consulting Company as well as a Vocational Training Center that provides integrated packages of vocational training services, promotion to the employment and development of entrepreneurship to European, National and local bodies, as well as to private enterprises and organizations. In addition, the company undertakes the research, study, design and implementation of IT business strategies, aiming at increasing the corporate value of companies. It holds great experience and expertise in on-line services and apps development for both professional and educational purposes. Novel Group intends to develop knowledge and experience with a rich services portfolio, in diverse sectors of local and international economy. Its motto “Uncover your Skills” describes the company’s objectives. Novel Group invests continually in research and development (R&D) in the framework of international programmes and partnerships, in collaboration with external experts.


The University of Battambang (UBB) was founded by SAMDACH KROLA HOM SAR KHENG, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister Of Interior, in 2007 with the vision of providing opportunities to students living in rural areas, especially in the north-western part of Cambodia, to have access to higher

education services in order to develop their individual careers as well as to that of local communities while also reducing knowledge gaps between the rural and urban. UBB works closely with local community, government and non-governmental organization, companies, and consortium universities in the region and the world. It has five faculties, one institute, and one school include: (1) Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, (2) Faculty of Agriculture and Food Processing, (3) Faculty of Sociology and Community Development, (4) Facility of Arts, Humanities, and Education, (5) Science and Technology, (6) Institute of Foreign Languages, and (7) Postgraduate School. UBB has over 2,700 local students who are currently studying in its graduate and post-graduate programs.


The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), founded in 1960, is Cambodia’s oldest and one of the largest public universities. It hosts more than 20,000 students, across a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is unique in Cambodia for offering specialist degrees in various fields within five faculties: Sciences, Engineering, Development Studies, Education, Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as professional degrees in fields such as Technology, Electronics, Psychology, Social Work, International Business Management and Tourism. RUPP has full membership of the ASEAN University Network (AUN). RUPP employs over 900 staffs of which about two-third is teaching staff while one-third is supporting staff. Among the teaching staffs, about 12% is holding a Ph.D. degree and about 73% is holding a master degree. RUPP also has 55 foreigners who are teaching and working with different faculties.

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Prof. Marcelo Martínez Hermida

Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela

Avda de Castelao, s/n. Campus Norte, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain)