International Center For Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
The International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research organization created in 1987 at the heat of the prestigious Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) as a partnership between the Government of Catalonia and UPC. The aim of CIMNE is the development of numerical methods and computational techniques for advancing knowledge and technology in engineering in applied sciences.
Swansea University (Swansea)
The Civil and Computational Engineering Research Centre (C2EC) at Swansea University has been at the forefront of international research in the area of computational engineering since the 1960’s. Mainly under the leadership of the late Professor Olek Zienkiewicz, we have pioneered the development of many of the cornerstones of the finite element method, and other advanced computational techniques, which have enabled us to find solutions of many complex and very challenging engineering problems. The Finite Element Method has been recognized as one of the top 100 discoveries and developments in UK universities to have changed the world. The C2EC has consistently achieved the highest national research rating since the Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) was started in the UK. In the last RAE (2008) 95% of C2EC academic staff were rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT)
In 1980, in an era when decentralization was an important part of Mexico’s national development, a group of academics from UNAM founded, in the city of Guanajuato, an institution dedicated to basic research and high-level education in the field of mathematics. Today CIMAT is a regional public institution, which is part of the Public Centers System of CONACYT, the National Council for Science and Technology. CIMAT’s activities are governed, in addition to its own statutes, by the provisions of the Law for Science and Technology, among others, that govern the activities of the federal public administration.
Tsinghua University (THU)
Situated on several former royal gardens of the Qing Dynasty, Tsinghua University was established in 1911 originally as a preparatory school for students supported by the government to study in universities in the United States. With a splendid legacy accumulated over the past 90 years, THU has retained its character and charm, becoming the national centre for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity Tsinghua University has become a comprehensive university since 1980’s. There are currently 17 schools and 57 departments, and 32,800 full-time students, including 14,900 undergraduates and 17,900 graduate students (8,600 master's degrees candidates and 4,600 doctoral candidates), and 7,230 faculty and staff members (over 1200 full professors and 1,100 associate professors). Among over 170,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.