University of Duisburg-Essen-Germany (UDE)

Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the essenUniversity of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. Courses range from humanities and social sciences to engineering and natural sciences (including medicine), economics and business studies. It is also well known in the international scientific community.

This is reflected in the leading positions that EDU has achieved in international rankings. In a global comparison of the performance of the best universities founded since the beginning of the millennium, EDU ranks third. In the Times Higher Education Ranking, it ranks 19th among the top 150 universities in the world with less than 50 years of history.

Research at the EDU covers a broad spectrum including four major cross-cutting research areas: nanoscience, biomedical sciences, urban systems, and the transformation of contemporary societies. More than 43,000 students from over 130 countries are enrolled at the EDU in a total of over 230 fields of study. One of the most important goals of EDU's diversity management program is to provide equal opportunities for young people from non-academic backgrounds.

As a global academic player, EDU maintains partnership relationships with more than 100 universities worldwide. It is a member of the Ruhr University Alliance (UA Ruhr), a strategic coalition formed by the three universities of the Ruhr region. The UA Ruhr has liaison offices in North America, Russia and Latin America.


Role in the project

The EDU is the leader of WP8, in collaboration with the CNRS. The objective of this work package is to ensure a continuous quality control and monitoring, through an alert system based on the control of risks and vulnerabilities of the project. It participates in all the activities set up within the framework of the project.