Provisional Members and Observers of the EOSC Association




University of Coimbra

Country: Portugal

The University of Coimbra (UC), the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world, is also one of the best known and internationally celebrated, being a national landmark. With a history of more than seven centuries, presently UC has eight faculties, more than 40 research units and several other services that support the institution core activities – creation, critical analysis, transmission and diffusion of culture, science and technology. The university comprises three campuses, which accommodate more than 21000 students and 1500 teachers/researchers. Through research, teaching and services to community, UC contributes to the economic and social development, environmental protection, social justice and citizenship promotion and consolidation of knowledge-based sovereignty.


Website: https://www.uc.pt/en



University of Gothenburg

Country: Sweden

The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future.


Website: https://www.gu.se



University of Maribor

Country: Slovenia

University of Maribor is an autonomous scientific, research, and educational institution that discovers and nurtures knowledge and transfers it to the community. Steps toward our goals for implementation of open science and open access include signing and applying the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in Science and the Humanities, and establishing a national supercomputing centre through infrastructural projects, such as the HPC RIVR in collaboration with our partners IZUM and FIŠ.
 


Website: http://www.um.si



University of Strasbourg

Country: France

The University of Strasbourg is a major institution of national, European and international repute, with some 55,000 students, top-level teaching and research programmes. It is one of the top 5 requested destinations and 20% of its students come from overseas, representing 80 nationalities. With its 35 components, 78 laboratories and research units, it is distinguished by the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of its training offer.
 


Website: http://www.unistra.fr



University Of Tuscia

Country: Italy

The University of Tuscia (UNITUS) is a multidisciplinary italian public university that claims a prominent position among the best research and teaching centers in Italy and Europe. It represents a great resource for local development and for the production of innovative processes concerning both research and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The University has about 700 employees, equally divided between technical administrative staff and researchers and professors.
 


Website: https://unitus.it



University of Zagreb - University Computing Centre - SRCE

Country: Croatia

SRCE - University of Zagreb University Computing Centre as the major national infrastructural ICT institution in the area of research and higher education in Croatia is providing a modern, sustainable and reliable e-infrastructure. This include national computing and storage infrastructures, data services including the national data repository, national RDA node, coordinator of national research and higher education AAI federation and providing a full range of trainings in use of e-infrastructure and digital services for Croatian academic and research community. At the same time, SRCE is active member of several pan-European e-infrastructures connecting Croatian with European Research Area.


Website: https://www.srce.unizg.hr/en/



University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Country: Romania

With 2806 total number of staff and 29,556 students, UPB is an advanced research and education university.In 2015 attained a high degree of confidence, its accreditation being thus reconfirmed.Based on data recorded in the period 2016-2018, by WoS, UPB ranked first among the Romanian research institutions on the number of indexed publications. UPB's mission is to achieve sustainable excellence in research and education in the fields of engineering, applied sciences, business and entrepreneurship.


Website: http://www.upb.ro



Uppsala Universitet

Country: Sweden

To gain and disseminate knowledge to the benefit of humankind and for a better world is a primary mission of Uppsala University. Strong research and high quality study programmes attract students and scientists from all over the world. About 7,000 employees prepare 45,000 students for responsible work in science and society. Founded in 1477 Uppsala University is a top-ranked comprehensive university, committed to openness, academic integrity, and inspired thinking.


Website: http://www.uu.se/en



Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes

Country: Germany

DFN-Verein is the German National Research and Education Network. Established in 1984, DFN-Verein has been providing a high-performance communication infrastrucutre to German academia since more than 35 years. In close partnership with its 350 members DFN-Verein enables the development and provision of innovative services in the areas of connectivity, security, collaboration and mobility.
 


Website: http://www.dfn.de



Vetenskapsrådet

Country: Sweden

The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding agency. It supports research and research infrastructures of the highest quality within all scientific fields.


Website: https://www.vr.se



Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad

Country: Belgium

Being established in 1976,VLIR represents the Flemish universities. It serves as a platform to facilitate interuniversity cooperation and interaction with the Government of Flanders and the federal Government of Belgium in all matters concerning the threefold mission statement of universities (education, research and services to society). VLIR is the forum where the universities debate, learn from each other, join forces and formulate shared recommendations and solutions.VLIR is a member of EUA.
 


Website: http://www.vlir.be



Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Country: Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a competitive, high-quality, socially committed and internationally-oriented university located in Brussels. VUB offers high quality education and houses more than 160 research groups. Thanks to this expertise and its strategic location, the VUB is the ideal partner for prestigious research with an outlook on Europe and the world. The university therefore is an avid participant in European projects.
 


Website: https://www.vub.be/



VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Country: Czech Republic

VSB-TUO is the fourth largest university in the Czech Republic (CZ) with a technical and economic orientation. IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is the university research institute. It is a strategic research infrastructure in CZ. It is a leading RDI centre active in the field of high-performance computing, data analysis and artificial intelligence. It operates the most powerful supercomputing systems in the CZ available internationally to research teams from academia and industry.


Website: https://www.vsb.cz/en



ZBW

Country: Germany

With about 300 employees and an annual budget of ~26 million Euros, the ZBW has been working in the fields of electronic publishing and research data management for many years. It operates the OA-repository EconStor with 200.000 digital full texts and the economics portal EconBiz in which ca. 11 million publications are listed. With five professor positions, ZBW has an internationally recognize research group in the field of Open Science.


Website: https://www.zbw.eu/en

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