Host Universities

Host Universities



The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a public teaching and research institution officially founded in 1980. The university employs over 7.500 people in 31 faculties and schools distributed in three different campuses (Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria), with more than 57.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU offers the highest number of doctorate programmes of all Spanish universities, one third of which have received a mention of excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been recognised as an International Research Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).

The University of the Basque Country is the main research agent in the Spanish Basque Country, and was the 2nd best Spanish university for creating spin offs during the 2008-2019 period. In its four business incubators, 90 university spin offs were created up to 2019. It holds 199 inventions protected internationally with more than 400 patents, and 32% of the technologies developed in the university are currently licensed to companies for their exploitation on the market.



The University of Bordeaux (UBx) is a multidisciplinary university that produces 4000 publications and 50 patents per year. UBx is a dynamic university offering innovative educational programs and a high level of research with an international scope. The University of Bordeaux is one of the leading French public research and higher education institutions, located in this dynamic, fast-developing region. The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages) and that offer students the possibility of studying abroad and/or completing joint or double degrees. A leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus program, the University of Bordeaux offers around 20 EU-labelled study programs of excellence.

With the increasing mobility of students and researchers, UBx offers strong arguments to attract and retain talent: cutting-edge work facilities, motivating career prospects as well as a very comfortable living environment. Junior and senior researchers who join us work alongside highly skilled colleagues and benefit from the latest technology in terms of research equipment.