The Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) is a technological centre that studies the behavior of the human body and its interaction with products, environments and services. The beginning of its activities date back to 1976, but currently IBV is coordinated under the agreement of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).
The Silesian University of Technology SUT was established in 1945 as the first technical university in Upper Silesia, the most industrialized region in Poland. Presently SUT has 18 faculties, employing almost 2,000 academic and research staff, including 152 full professors and 243 DSc. Now there are almost 27,000 students learning in modern and well-equipped buildings with modern laboratories, situated all over the Silesian Region with the main seat in Gliwice. In addition in 2007 SUT initiated integrative studies for disabled people. SUT offers studies which encompass the whole range of engineering activities, including biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, materials engineering as well as elements of management, sociology, pedagogics.
Universitat de València was founded in 1499 and, initially, was dedicated to the study of Medicine, Humanities, Theology and Law. Nowadays it has become a modern European university opened to almost every branch of knowledge. Given the wide range of studies offered as well as its humanistic dimension, Universitat de València is now one of the largest, oldest and most diverse universities in Spain.
The Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE) was founded in 1979 as AMDE (Association of Medical Deans in Europe) to create a forum for Medical Schools and Faculties in the European Community and other European countries to establish contacts and exchange information. The purpose of the Association is to stimulate and develop co-operation between Medical Schools and Faculties in Europe and to develop their relations with other professional, governmental and non-governmental organisations in education, academic management, medical research and health care. For the purpose of AMSE, „Medical Schools” and „Medical Faculties” and “Medical Universities” are considered to be equivalent. For the purposes of the Association Europe is defined as the World Health Organization European Region.