The University of Salamanca (USAL) was founded in 1218 and therefore it is one of the three oldest universities in Europe, boasting a wide range of Faculties and Research Institutes in Sciences and Arts. In 2011, it was awarded the Campus of International Excellence status.
The USAL offers a wide range of Studies to pre-graduate and postgraduate students every year; it contracts more than 3000 researches, who are distributed in 64 University Departments, 16 Faculties and Schools, 10 Universities Schools, 12 Institutes, as well as several Research Units on the Social, Biomedical, Art, Experimental and Formal Sciences.
The University of Salamanca takes quality as a key criterion of its institutional work, promoting within the organization a wide structure dedicated to continuous improvement in all areas: teaching, research and management.
The USAL has national and international experiences en e-learning, virtual education, pedagogical assisted teaching and new technology resources for education. We have participated in several European projects. In addition, many projects are partly supported by national and regional grant agencies.
We have experience and competence in relevant areas, such are Computer assisted teaching by using specific software and e-learning materials; we have also experience in ePedagogy and assessment, usage of computers and new technologies in pedagogical process.


The Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) was created in 1979 in the city of Coimbra, which has been known for centuries as the “city of students”. Presently IPC is one of the ten largest Portuguese higher education institutions (HEI) with a major role in the development of the region and the progress of the country. IPC is composed by six schools with about 11.000 students and 1.100 employees. IPC offers higher education programmes in many fields of study such as agricultural sciences, education and arts, administration, marketing and business sciences, media and communications sciences, tourism and sports, gastronomy, health technologies and engineering. All schools offer programmes of several levels of qualification, namely, short-cycle courses, bachelors and master’s degrees and postgraduate education. As a HEI of applied sciences, IPC has adopted a more up to date and practical approach to education which has been relevant to build a respectful national recognition among companies and to give students a career advantage.
IPC develops high quality applied research which is coordinated by the Institute for Applied Research (IIA), an organic research and service unit for the community that includes a Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society Studies and several laboratories of R&D. IIA has the mission of promoting, supporting, and managing research activities. IPC is cofounder of Instituto Pedro Nunes which is internationally recognized by the excellence of its incubator and accelerator organizations.


Fundación Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV) was founded in 1993 as a subsidiary of Universidad Complutense of Madrid. It has a Catholic, open, and international inspiration. From 2003 it is a private independent non-profit university. It has become a fastgrowing institution of higher education with a student body of over 6500 undergraduate students and
6000 postgraduate students. Today the campus houses six faculties, including a prestigious school of Culinary Arts (Le Cordon Bleu), a Vocational Training Center (CETYS), a Postgraduate Studies Center, an Executive Consulting and Coaching Center (IDDI), an International Business School and a Medical Simulation Center, which collectively cover the full spectrum of training, research and education. There are 47 stable research groups gathering up to 257 researchers.
Currently UFV is working in five research projects granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness on Neurology, Cardiology, History and Philosophy.
With a student-centered and comprehensive educational approach, at UFV staff aim to accompany and guide each of the students throughout his or her time at the university, providing the necessary support for them not only to become outstanding professionals in their respective disciplines, but also to be well-rounded thinkers and leaders able to make significant contributions to society. In order to be a great professional, it is vital that the student is fully aware of the values inherent to the profession and the meaning of the work to be undertaken. In addition, at UFV they learn to put themselves to the service of others through their professional activity.


The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area (ERA). Ascribed to the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the General Secretariat for Research, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress.
CSIC is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve the aforementioned aim. It has a staff of more than 11500 employees, among these about 3300 are permanent researchers and about 4000 are pre- and postdoctoral researchers.
CSIC currently has 120 research institutes distributed throughout the national territory, with the exception of the Spanish School of History and Archeology of Rome (Italy). Out of 120 institutes, 51 are of joint centers with other institutions, primarly universities, and there is also a delegation in Brussels.
The staff that participate in this project proposal belong to the Research Group in Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI), from the Institute of Physical and Information Technologies (ITEFI). The mission statements of GiCSI are: (1) Design and development of tools in order to guarantee confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of the information transmitted or stored by electronic means. (2) Mathematical study of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. (3) Risk assessment in information systems: vulnerability evaluation, threat identification and deployment of security controls. GiCSI is formed by Telecommunication, Electrical and Computer Engineers, Physicists and Mathematicians.
Main results of GiCSI during the last 10 years: Publication of more than 200 research papers in indexed journals, 11 books, and more than 120 presentations in peer-reviewed national and international symposia; participation in more than 20 national and 7 international research projects publicly funded by open calls; 10 licensed patents (9 nationals and 1 worldwide) about cryptographic topics; 50 consulting contracts with public organisms and private companies; supervision of 11 PhD thesis + 3 currently ongoing; and participation as committee members in more than 150 international conferences and journals related to Cryptography and Security.


The Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest (UTCB) is the praiseworthy heir of a two-century old tradition in specialized higher education. The most important task of the UTCB is the training of highly competent specialists in the fields of Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Automatics and Computer Science, Management in Engineering, having the capacity and appropriate scientific, technical and managing skills needed for their optimal integration according to the requirements of the Romanian and European economy today. With its rich specialty engineering tradition and outstanding teaching staff, our University now stands out by its degree of competitiveness, performance and professionalism at a higher level. The academic staffs includes around 520 members involved in the professional formation of approximately 8000 students for the first two learning cycles, and over 600 students following Doctoral studies. Along with this noble mission, the members of the teaching staff, as well as our students are focused on research, design and consultancy activities, being highly appreciated at national level for their competence in finding the appropriate solutions for the most complex problems. UTCB is also focused on international relationships, promoted both at the level of the teaching staff and at the level of scientific research. Links with over 100 universities from 27 countries represent a solid basis for strengthening and diversifying the inter-national relationships of our University.
The Department of Mathematics and computer science is the biggest department in UTCB witches delivers all the courses in mathematics and computer science and also coordinates the Centre for research in mathematics and informatics.


AELCLÉS is the Spanish acronym of «Agrupación Española de Entidades de Lucha contra la Leucemia y Enfermedades de la Sangre» (Network for Leukemia and Blood Disorders). It is a non-profit making organisation founded in 2009, formed from a group of associations with a shared objective: to help patients and their families affected by blood cancer illnesses to regain their health by supporting them throughout their treatment.
Speaking as one united voice and driven by the social needs of patients and their families, we seek to improve their quality of life and place special emphasis on support for research.
Additionally, a prime objective of AELCLÉS is to raise the profile of leukemia and other blood disorders and to make people aware of the importance of donating blood, bone marrow and blood from the umbilical cord.
As a group of associations, AELCLÉS is currently made of ADMO (Asociación para la donación de médula ósea de Extremadura, in Extremadura), ASCOL (Asociación contra la leucemia y Enfermedades de la Sangre de Salamanca, in Salamanca), ASOTRAME (Asociación Gallega de trasplantados de médula ósea, in Galicia), ASLEUVAL (Asociación para la Lucha contra la Leucemia de la Comunidad Valenciana, in Valencia), ADMOBU (Asociación de donantes de médula ósea de Burgos, in Burgos), ASPHER (Asociación de Pacientes de Enfermedades Hematológicas Raras de Aragón, in Zaragoza), HHLM (Héroes Hasta la Médula de Granada, in Granada), ASTHEHA (Asociación Trasplantados Hematopoyéticos y Enfermos Hematológicos de Asturias, in Asturias), ATMOS (Asociación de personas trasplantadas de médula ósea y enfermedades de la sangre de Sevilla, in Sevilla).
Association objectives are: To inform, disseminate information about and increase awareness of the needs of these patients; to boost the donation of blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood; to foster improvement in the quality of support frameworks; to promote and support research into the field of blood disorders; and to demand greater awareness of all patients’ needs from public sector organisations.


Maristas school in Salamanca is an Educational Community where families and educators work, with renewed enthusiasm, for an education based in the values of the Marist charism: closeness, simplicity and family spirit.
Education is part of the deep dimension of the person, the constant renewal of methodological practices, attention to diversity, the inclusion of multilingual learning methods, the importance of sport as a value of life or the use of new technologies as tools of learning, communication and school management, and have become the pillars of their Educational Project.
Marcelino Champagnat founded the Institute of the Little Brothers of Mary in 1817 in response to the need for education and evangelization of children and young people, especially those in greatest need, for whom he dreamed of a safe environment, feeling that “to educate you have to love”.
The Marist Institute currently has a presence in 81 countries on five continents.
The Compostela Marist Province encompasses the Marist presences in the Northwest of Spain, Portugal and Honduras. They are more than 2,000 Marists of Champagnat working passionately in the education of more than 15,000 children and young people. They are a dynamic province, a benchmark in the promotion and defense of children’s rights, with an ecosocial conscience and committed to weaving networks for the construction of a more humane and evangelical society following their Strategic Plan.


Vasco de Quiroga University (UVAQ) was conceived and established as a non-profit civil association in 1979, in Morelia, Michoacán, with the objective of responding to the State’s need of diversifying options at higher level education, in an attempt of counteracting the logical tendency of people who wanted to study to migrate to other states and cities. After more than 45 years of service, we can establish that UVAQ is still committed to training individuals of integrity who always seek service to people who are less favored, abled or informed. offering excellent options to University (and high school) students from not only Michoacán, but different states of the Mexican republic that now emigrate to Michoacán to study at UVAQ.
UVAQ is institutionally accredited by FIMPES (Federation of Private Mexican Institutions of Higher Education). Due to the quality of its services it belongs to various international academic and exchange networks such as: -OUI (Inter-American Organization for Higher Education), -ODUCAL (Association of Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean), -AMPEI (Mexican Association for International Education) and -CONAHEC (Consortium for North America Higher Education Collaboration). UVAQ works within society sharing knowledge and resources with the regions they are established, especially with those who are more challenged.
UVAQ is a member of CEMEFI (Mexican Center for Philanthropy) which allows us to link with national and international organizations in the civil society and social responsibility sector.
UVAQ offers more than 20 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs through its 5 areas of knowledge/Faculties: Health Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Humanities, Exact Sciences and Engineering, and the Faculty of Arts and Design, and has approximately 3500 students.
UVAQ is recognized as one of the 100 best and most outstanding universities in Mexico, where there are more than 4,000 universities. Through different actions, the UVAQ has managed to position itself; activities such as applied, active and continuous research work in the branches of engineering, which has seen its fruits by participating in different research conferences and presentations of the same.