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Contractual Partners

From this section, it is possible to access a description of each contractual partner of the IHES project. There are 6 contractual partners and they are based in 4 different European countries.

Spain Spain

Pablo de Olavide University
Seville, Spain
Web Site: www.upo.es

Partner Description
The University Pablo de Olavide (UPO, Seville) is a public University committed to offer high quality education. It is located in a single campus equipped with the latest technologies. In its 140 hectares it combines teaching, research, and social and sport activities, which makes it a different alternative.All courses in the Universidad Pablo de Olavide are adapted to the European Higher Education Area. Education in the new official courses is based on providing the knowledge, the abilities and the skills necessary so students can enter successfully the European labour market. To this end, the University provides the latest technologies and internships inenterprises. In addition, it favors the acquisition of other languages.

Ireland Ireland

Universal Learning Systems
Waterford, Ireland
Web Site: https://www.ulsystems.com

Partner Description
ULS - is an international consultancy firm specializing in research, education, training and project management. ULS undertakes projects for a number of clients in the educational, development and management sectors. It has a leading profile in EU distance learning and e-learning innovation networks. It has particular experience in project evaluation and quality assurance. It has developed an extensive range of e-learning courses and hasexperience of working with schools in developing enhanced engagement with teachers, communities and parents. ULS has a core team of consultants plus a range of contract specialist staff. It works with learners in a variety of educational settings: adult, VET, secondary and university. A key focus is training of trainers, diversity management and disability expertise.

italy Italy

Pixel
Florence, Italy
Web Site: www.pixel-online.net

Partner Description
Pixel is an education and training institution based in Florence (Italy). Pixel was founded in 1999. Pixel’s mission is to promote an innovative approach to education, training and culture, this is done mostly by trying to exploit the best potential of ICT for education and training. Pixel has a permanent staff of 15 people and a network of about 100 external professionals and trainers that cooperate with them on specific activities.

italy Italy

University of Florence
Florence, Italy
Web Site: www.unifi.it

Partner Description
The University of Florence (UNIFI) is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students. It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge. Over 130 Degree courses (First and Second Cycle, corresponding to Bachelor's and Master's Degrees) organised in 10 Schools, witha population of about 51,000 enrolled students, one-fourth of which come from outside of Tuscany. There are over 9,000 degrees awarded each year in Florence. According to the alumni data, the percentage of students who are in the workforceone year after their First Level degree is above national average. The University of Florence has a natural international vocation and the development of internationalization is one of its strategic priorities.

Portugal Portugal

ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
Web Site: www.iscte-iul.pt

Partner Description
Founded in 1972, Iscte is a high-quality public university distinguished for its strength in postgraduate studies and scientific research. It hosts approximately 9000 students in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of its 4 schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Most of the 450 members of the teaching staff are involved in cutting-edge research.Furthermore, Iscte is committed to internationalization as a component of its development, with international students making up nearly 20% of the student body.

Spain Spain

Association “Paz Y Bien”
Seville, Spain
Web Site: www.pazbien.org

Partner Description
Asociación Paz y Bien is a private non-profit organization founded in 1979, declared of public utility, whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities: minors, elderly, social excluded groupsand beneficiaries of international cooperation actions. People with intellectual disabilities represent the core target group ofthe association, receiving the services offered by Asociación Paz y Bien.