NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NTNU (Norway)
NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
Organization, budget and employees:
- Nine faculties and faculty level groups and 55 departments
- Budget: NOK 9,6 billion, of which NOK 2,7 billion from external sources (2019)
- 7600 full-time equivalents (FTEs) (2019). Two of three (4978) work with teaching, research and dissemination (academic positions), off which more than 42 per cent are women and more than 30 per cent are international.
- Close cooperation with SINTEF, an R&D organization with 1800 employees (both co-located with NTNU in Trondheim, and in Oslo)
- Facilities (owned or rented) totalling 734 000 m2
- University Librarywith 16 library departments, 2 million printed books, 925 000 e-books, 275 databases and over 3 million annual full-text article downloads
Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis,(Greece )
Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis, a civil non for profit organization, was established in 1990 in Athens. With a strong belief in health being a fundamental right, Prolepsis has undertaken a leading role in the field of public health, by designing and implementing initiatives on various health issues and in different sectors (e.g. education, workplace) targeting a wide range of audiences, such as children and adolescents, women, migrants, and the elderly, and different types of occupational groups, such as health professionals, as well as policy makers, other NGOs and decision makers.
As a coordinator or a partner Prolepsis has participated in approximately 55 EU co-funded and numerous national projects implementing research, applied and educational initiatives, aiming at health promotion and education of the public, policy change and tackling health inequalities.
Its human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary experienced team of physicians, health promotion and communication specialists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists and economists, each of which undertake distinct roles in the Institute’s projects. Moreover, the Institute encourages interdisciplinary and international co-operation, creating networks of collaboration not only in Greece but also in Member-States of the European Union, Eastern European Countries and the USA.
Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus)
Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organisation, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non for profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers and Information Technology Developers. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and provide for sustainable growth. The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, IP advisory services, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming. CSI draws know-how and skills from its wide global network which includes academic institutions, IT companies, public services, international organizations, start-ups, and public services
GAZI UNIVERSITESI (Turkey)
Gazi University is one of the few universities whose history dates back to 1920s. Gazi University carries out its educational and research activities with its 10 faculties, 4 colleges, 9 Vocational High Schools, 35 research centersand 6 institutes. The university has faculties of Education, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering and Architecture, Communation, Science and Arts, Law, Fine Arts. It also meets the needs of academic staff of other universities with more than 5 thousand students in master and PhD programmes. Gazi University Project Coordination Implementation and Research Center serves coordination and consultancy in international platform through coordinating with academic and administrative units of the university. Gazi University Project Coordination Implementation and Research Center help the university to benefit from EU grants at most level and to coordinate of projects with the full time employees
University of Navarra (Spain)
The University of Navarra began operating in Pamplona in 1952 as a result of the initiative of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. The core mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; promote academic research and healthcare activities; provide suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees; and carry out broad cultural outreach and social promotion work with a clear goal of service.
The University of Navarra has currently around 11000 students enrolled in different studies distributed over six campuses (Pamplona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, New York and Sao Paulo), all with state-of-the-art facilities. More than 25% of the students are international. Our university offers 38 degrees, 14 double degrees, 13 bilingual degrees, 42 master’s degrees, 20 doctoral programs and 39 own degrees are taught.
The University’s academic staff members combine teaching with research. Thus, as well as fostering social progress, the results of the research carried out at the University directly contribute to students’ learning.
The School of Medicine of the University of Navarra prepares professionals with a solid scientific and technical training based on the respect for human rights, the dignity of the sick person and his family, all of this with social concern. Since 1954, the School of Medicine has consolidated and supported its inseparable union with the Clínica Universidad de Navarra with two venues (Pamplona y Madrid), the first center in Spain to be accredited by the Joint International Commission as a university hospital, and the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA).
The Centre for Nutrition Research is a basic/applied research agency at the University of Navarra, attached to the Faculty of Pharmacy and endowed with the appropriate autonomy to fulfil its objectives. The centre’s objective is to conduct scientific research aimed at the development of products and services, as well as training researchers in nutrition.
The University of Navarra has been praised in rankings for various elements to the school, namely, 3rd in Teaching Quality by THE Teaching Ranking (2019); 1st University in Research, CYD Ranking and 1st Spanish University in Employability.
Andrology Pediatric and Adolescent Foundation (Italy)
The Foundation was born within the clinical experience of dr. Mario Mancini, head of the Pediatric Clinic of the San Paolo Hospital – Milan University Center. The main focus of the Foundation is research on the influence of hormones in an individual’s physical and mental behavior and the dissemination of related behavioral lines
Objectives of the Foundation are:
- encourage communication to families with the help of pediatricians and general practitioners
- carry out andrological screenenges and assessments of overweight in schools
- hormone and brain research research on the differences between male brain and female brain
- research on food differentiated by sex in the fight against obesity
Patient aessment activities including medical examination, tests, diagnostic tests and therapy. Evaluation of the medical situation with the support of parents, detection of physical parameters, measurement of body weight. Evaluation of parameters from physical test
Research and Medical Experience for Dr Ped Chef
30% of Italian children tend to obesity which is also one of the main risk factors in male genital tract disease.
We know that many cases are due to genetic problems or diseases, but we also know that the main cause is not only excessive nutrition but incorrect nutrition. Our studies have shown how necessary it is to develop a food awareness from early childhood and how important it is that this teaching takes into account the hormonal specificities of the individual and especially in the distinction between men and women in the various stages of growth.
Specific analyzes on the genetic predisposition of the individual, on bone maturation and mineralization, on hormonal and blood alterations, on vitamin deficiencies can support general practitioners and pediatricians to indicate and follow the best diet for their pediatric patients.