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Aalto University to take over CLUSTER Presidency

Aalto's objective will be to promote entrepreneurship education at European universities of science and technology.

The European CLUSTER network, Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research, has appointed the Aalto University President Tuula Teeri as CLUSTER President and Professor Katrina Nordström from Aalto as CLUSTER Secretary General. Senior Adviser Greger Lindén will act as coordinator and Coordinator Kirsi Hanslin as assistant. Aalto's presidency, which begins on 1 July 2016, will last for two years.

CLUSTER's activities include organising a dual doctoral degree and promoting student exchanges, internationalisation of studies and the transfer of best practices from one university to another. The consortium is also engaged in broad-scoped cooperation with Chinese universities of technology. Aalto University has been a member of CLUSTER since 2003.

- During our Presidency, we will specifically make an effort to promote cooperation between universities in science and engineering in the areas of entrepreneurship education and enterprise cooperation,' explains Professor Katrina Nordström, who will take over as Secretary General of the consortium.

In addition to Aalto University, the following universities are CLUSTER members:

EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
Grenoble INP - Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
KU Leuven - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Polito - Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
TCD - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
TU Darmstadt - Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
TU/e -  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
UCL - Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
UPC - BarcelonaTECH, Spain

Further information:
Professor Katrina Nordström, [email protected]
Special Adviser Greger Lindén, [email protected]

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