The European Commission is the EU's executive body and represents the interests of Europe as a whole.
The Commission's main roles are to set objectives and priorities for action, propose legislation to Parliament and Council, manage and implement EU policies and the budget, enforce European Law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and represent the EU outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, etc.).
StudyPortals collaborates with the European Commission in several ways by promoting and representing European higher education. The projects PhDPortal.eu and ScholarshipPortal.eu, our platforms for PhD and scholarship opportunities in Europe, and our study experience exchange platform STeXX.eu are funded by the European Commission. Besides, we are supporting the European Commission for example on fairs or with our student satisfaction report.
Nuffic is the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education.
Nuffic's motto is Linking Knowledge Worldwide. And everything we have done since our foundation in 1952 has been driven by this mission.
Whichever way you look at it, Linking Knowledge Worldwide means bringing people together, because it is knowledge that makes us unique as people. Linking knowledge means linking people. What we love about knowledge is that you cannot give it away. You can only share it with others.
This sharing often leads to the creation of new knowledge. And so we add to the wealth of knowledge on our planet by communicating with each other and by forming networks to share it in. Nuffic is a proud exponent of Linking Knowledge Worldwide.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.
Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
The Austrian Academic Exchange Service (ÖAD) promotes the international cooperation of people in science and education.
Among its numerous tasks is the supervision of EU-education and mobility programmes, the implementation of scholarship programmes, advice and care for those who receive scholarships and the administration and organisation of the Viennese University Preparation Programme.
Universidad.es is a public sector foundation that aims to promote the Spanish university system throughout the world.
Its main objectives are:
To increase the international dimension of the Spanish university system, establish Spain as a leading destination for foreign students and researchers, increase the presence of Spanish students and researchers throughout the world, encourage transnational education under the leadership of Spanish universities and help universities to develop their internationalization strategies and to promote university development cooperation projects.
The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a dynamic think tank in the area of international cooperation in higher education.
Its goal is to promote innovation and internationalisation of European higher education while maintaining a global outreach. ACA´s activities include research and analyses, evaluations, consultancy for private and public bodies, advocacy, publications, and much more.
The Academic Cooperation Association is a not-for-profit pan-European network of major organisations responsible in their countries for the promotion of internationalisation in education and training. ACA´s Secretariat is located in Brussels - a privileged position to create and maintain close working relations to the European institutions.
The Student Research Opportunities Program (SiROP Association) connects leading universities in Europe and the US.
The Association is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and develops a web 2.0 technology which enables universities to incorporate a undergraduate research opportunities program (UROP) in a strong network. SiROP has more than 16 largely renowned research institution as partner organisations. The database contains numerous exciting open research positions (Internship, MSc, PhD, PostDoc) for excellent students.
The European Commission launched Open Education Europa in September 2013 as part of the Opening Up Education initiative to provide a single gateway to European OER.Today, with close to 38,000 registered users and an average of 55,000 monthly visits, it has become the meeting point for exploring change and innovation in education.
The main goal of the Open Education Europa portal is to offer access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages in order to be able to present them to learners, teachers and researchers.
Open Education Europa is a dynamic platform built with the latest cutting-edge open-source technology, offering a powerful search, tools for communicating, sharing and discussing.