Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)
Founded in 1828, TU Dresden ranks among the oldest technical-academic education establishments in Germany and is the largest university in Saxony. TU Dresden has around 37.134 students and employs around 8000 permanent staff of which 507 are professors, involved in education across 14 faculties. In 2012 year had awarded the title of Excellence University. Since 2003, TU Dresden is the first technical university of Germany with a verified environmental management system (also called Eco-Audit) according to the EMAS-Standard (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme). In 1996, the Faculty of Business and Economics has established the Chair of Business Administration, especially of Environmental Management and Accouning to integrate environmental developments into research and teaching activities at the TUD, emphasizing in teaching the students on decision-making skills and their responsibility. Moreover the chair is working on various research projects and was also leader of the project on the establishing of the Eco-Audit.
University of Maribor (UM)
UM, founded in 1975, has 16 faculties and over 24,500 students. The university has many bilateral cooperation agreements involving both teacher and student exchanges, and joint research projects. Multilateral academic co-operation includes membership and participation in international higher education institutions; participation in European programmes and the organisation of conferences and summer schools. Furthermore, UM cooperates intensively with numerous partners in mobility projects and actively takes part in the framework of several European higher education networks. The courses at the Faculty are developed in conjunction with the Bologna Declaration. Cooperation with industry and international cooperation are of the main priorities of the Faculty of Logistics.
Czestochowa University of Technology (CUT)
CUT is the largest state university in the region with full academic rights (the right to confer the title of doctor and habilitated doctor). Furthermore, CUT fulfills strict quality criteria and has been accredited by the National Accreditation Commission and employs expert staff consisting of 153 professors (43 full professors and 110 university professors), 467 associate professors and 150 lecturers. Its students have an opportunity to specialize in any of almost 90 areas within the framework of 19 fields of study. CUT has a reputation for being a modern and well-equipped school which offers a high level of education. The excellent quality of our teaching and research and experience of our academic staff make studying at CUT a invaluable experience. The Faculty of Management, inter alia, deals in his education and research with integrated management systems according to ISO standards, including the ISO 14000 (Environmental Management System).
University of Zilina (UNIZA)
UNIZA, founded in 1958, has 8 faculties and provides education and research in the fields of Civil Engineering, Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Management Science & Informatics, and Natural Sciences. In the past, it participated in projects of EU Framework, TEMPUS, and other International research programs. E.g., the Faculty of Civil Engineering is intensively cooperating with the government in problems of EIA of new infrastructure projects. Furthermore, UNIZA provides a modern laboratory for measurement and evaluation of important parameters in the transport, logistics and freight forwarding affecting the environment and flight laboratory. The equipment according to the state of the art and the know-how of the academic staff offer an excellent environment for high-quality research and education in the field of environment related topics, such as Eco-Audit and Environmental Management.
Samara State Transport University (SSTU)
SSTU was founded as an institute of railway engineers in 1973. Today, the university covers 3 faculties and 5 institutions. In particular, the institute for Economics and Logistics as well as the institute for Transport Constructions are involved in the project processes. For the realization of the project RECOAUD, SSTU sets up a working group which will include leading experts of the mentioned institutes. Most departments of SSTU deal within their research with environmental issues such as environmental protection, analysis, or management. Some of them are: "Safety of transportation, passengers and goods"; "Construction of tunnels and bridges"; "Life safety"; "Way and construction of railways". Currently, teachers of the departments train all kind of students within 6 subjects: "Safety", "Industrial Ecology", "Ecology", "Practical Safety", "Civil Defense", and "Emergency Situations".
Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (TSOGU)
TSOGU was founded in 1956. The university is arranged into seven educational institutes, while the institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Production acts as the leading institute. One of the institute's departments, ''Industrial Ecology'', was established 40 years ago and provides four successfully functioning scientific and training fields. Among the priorities within the educational activity of TSOGU is the development of graduates with professionally based competence, oriented to the requirements of the local labor market. The main educational programs aim to the high level of professional excellence of the students. Therefore, Eco- Audit and Environmental Management is a crucial part of the "ecology safety" education and thus the participation in the RECOAUD project of essential benefit.
The Ural State University of Railway Transport (USURT)
USURT is a higher educational institution that prepares specialists for railway and industrial transport enterprises of the Urals and Siberean regions as well as for engineering, building, electrotechnical branches of Russian economy. It includes 6 faculties, 24 chairs and 30 scientific-research laboratories, teaching in total 17000 students & 90 postgraduates (academic staff: 505 lecturers, 61 professors, and 241 assistant professors). One of USURT's core competency, "Safety of Technological Processes and Industries", focuses on the safety of living and ecological audit. The study program is organized in accordance with graduates’ orientation to their future practical activities. The teaching materials on e.g. "Industrial Safety" & "Industrial Sanitation and Labor Hygiene" are written according to real application examples. During their studies, students have an industrial internship. Furthermore, specialized software is used during practical and laboratory activities.
Omsk State Transport University (OSTU)
OSTU is one of the oldest universities in Siberia with an annual enrolment of over 1,500 students and a total number of more than 36,000 graduates. The university structure includes 8 faculties and two branches in the cities of Omsk and Taiga. About 57% of associate professors (PhD-holders), 13% of full professors (holders of Doctors of Science degree) and 30% of faculty staff (holders of Diploma or Specialist degree) teach over 10, 000 students and 250 doctoral students. OSTU is strongly related to the transport industry and research institutions as well as to foreign partner universities. The chair «Life Safety and Ecology» provides courses for students, "Ecology", "Life Safety", and "Protection of labour". In the framework of these courses, issues relating to Russian and international environmental law and nature conservation legislation, the organization of environmental audit, as well as analysis and regulations of negative anthropogenic impacts on the environment are included.