The CESAER is a non-profit association of leading universities of science and technology in Europe. CESAER was founded on May 10, 1990, seated in the Castle of Arenberg in Leuven, Belgium. The association unites over 50 leading universities of science and technology in 25 countries.

The mission of the organisation is structured around five aims [1]:

  1. to learn from one another: share information and best practice in the areas of higher education, research, innovation and university governance;
  2. to influence key bodies: aid policy-makers and funders to shape European strategies, policies and funding programmes;
  3. to boost participation in (European) funding programmes;
  4. to promote members strengths globally: support Members in displaying their excellence and distinctiveness at European level and beyond;
  5. to advance debate on key issues: promote reflection and understanding of the role of science and technology in open knowledge societies.


Country Institution(s) [2]
 Austria Graz University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology

 Belgium Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Université catholique de Louvain
Ghent University
 Czech Republic Brno University of Technology
Czech Technical University in Prague
 Denmark Aalborg University
 Estonia Tallinn University of Technology
 Finland Aalto University
 France Grenoble Institute of Technology
Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon
Paris Institute of Technology

Université Paris-Saclay

 Germany Leibniz University Hannover
RWTH Aachen
Technical University of Berlin
Darmstadt University of Technology
Dresden University of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Braunschweig University of Technology
University of Stuttgart
 Hungary Budapest University of Technology and Economics
 Ireland University College Dublin
 Israel Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

 Italy Politecnico di Milano
Polytechnic University of Turin
 Latvia Riga Technical University
 Lithuania Kaunas University of Technology
 Netherlands Delft University of Technology
University of Twente
 Norway NTNU Trondheim
 Poland Poznań University of Technology
Warsaw University of Technology
Gdańsk University of Technology
 Portugal Instituto Superior Técnico

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
University of Porto

 Romania Politehnica University of Bucharest
 Russia Tomsk Polytechnic University
 Spain Polytechnic University of Madrid
Polytechnic University of Valencia
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
 Sweden Chalmers University of Technology
Royal Institute of Technology
Lund University LTH
  Switzerland École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
ETH Zurich
 Turkey Istanbul Technical University
 United Kingdom University of Strathclyde
University of Sheffield

University of Surrey

Notes and references

  1. "Mission, aims and values". CESAER. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. "members per country". CESAER. Retrieved 11 Dec 2018.
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