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Partners of the consortium


Six universities are involved in the master as full partners. They are each hosting a semester of studies:

Two universities participate as associated partners:







European Membrane Society – EMS, Learning society created in the 70ths to promote the knowledge and the use of membranes and membrane processes both at Universities and in Industry


European Membrane House a.i.s.b.l. - EMH
Durable integrated structure created in 2008 as at an outcome of the European Network of Excellence NanoMemPro (FP6)

Czech Republic

CZEMP - Czech Membrane Platform

Chaire UNESCO SIMEV "Membrane Science applied to environnement". 




Pall Corporation (membrane manufacturer), Pall Life Sciences R&D


Czech Republic


DHI, Innovation Products and Technology Department

MEGA a.s. (membrane manufacturer)



Alfa Laval (equipment and system manufacturer – membrane end-user)


EDF (French Electricity national company – membranes end-user)Department of Materials and Composant Mechanic

Total S.A. (multinational energy company – membranes end-user)Corporate Science and Technology - Catalysis and Process Engineering

VEOLIA Environment (environmental services in the water: water production and wastewater treatment – membranes end user) Water Research Center


GVS Filter Technology (manufacturers of security insert molded filter components)


Joint Stock Company Scientific and Technical Centre “Vladipor” (development and creation of membranes and technological processes)

The Netherlands

KEMA (energy production – membranes  end-user)




Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Dakar



Universiy of Laval, Institut of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods


University of Santiago de Chile, Department of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Membrane Separation Processes


Universidad Tecnológica de Tecamachalco


Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz


PERMEANT (NSF project)
Support of the USA participants of the Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies (PERMEANT). PERMEANT is joint project funding through National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for International Research and Educationprogram. The USA participants are: Michigan State University and Duke University)

The Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Laboratory

University of Michigan, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department

University of Colorado, MAST Center (Membrane Applied Science and Technology Center)
NSF Multi-University Site Industry-Universit, Cooperative Research Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemical engineering



UNEP TONGJI Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development
College of Environmental Science and Engineering
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse Study


Waseda University, Department of Earth Sciences and Graduate School of Science and Engineering


National University of Singapore - NUS, Faculty of Engineering, Department of chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

South Korea

Hanyang University, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering


Chung Yuan University, R&D Center for Membrane Technology

National Taiwan University
Department of Chemical Engineering



Monash University, Faculty of Science – School of Chemistry



Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science


University of Bari, Department of Chemistry


Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology


Kuban State University, Physical Chemistry Department


Permeant Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies involving:


Partners 2

Six universities are involved in the master as full partner hosting a semester of studies :

Two universities are associated partners of the master and are participating in the associated PhD programme :

Non European Universities are also supporting the master through different networks:

  •  Permeant Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies involving:




The University of Montpellier (UM) is a scientific and technological university occupying a single geographical location on the ‘Mediterranean arch’, favourable to a broad international opening. The offer of scientific, technological and managerial education is diversified (Bachelor, Master, PhD) and is supported by a dynamic and internationally recognized research. The dynamism of its laboratories and a voluntary policy of transfer to industry are important assets for the socio-economic development and the professional insertion of the students. The University is associated through 50 laboratories with the majority of the great national research organizations. These laboratories are gathered within 10 departments of research. 2500 permanent staff and nearly 14,900 students (where 1,030 PhD students) take part in the life of the establishment. The UM is distributed through 7 components: a Scientific Educational and Research Unit  (Faculty of Science – 6,000 students), an Educational and teaching sciences Unit (IUFM – 3,000 students), 3 University Institutes of Technology (IUT of Montpellier, IUT of Nîmes, IUT of Béziers – 4,400 students) offering 13 specialities, an Engineering School (Polytech' M – 900 students), and an institute with twin poles in sciences and business administration (Institute of Business and administration, IAE – 600 students).


University of Calabria

The University of Calabria was established in 1972 in Cosenza (Italy) to spearhead the development of this Italian southern region. Today, UNICAL represents a leader institution of higher formation attracting a significant number of professors, researchers and PhD students from different countries. More than 30,000 students stay in the Arcavacata Campus (the largest in Southern Italy) and in the neighbourhood of the millenary city of Cosenza. The University includes six faculties (Engineering & Material Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Mathematical-Physical- Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Economical Sciences and Political Sciences) and 25 Departments. In UNICAL, the R&D and teaching personnel includes more than 2000 units. 15 PhD Courses and 5 PhD Schools are active in the Academic Year 2009-2010, accounting for about 200 positions per year. The University promotes academic research and strongly encourages practical applications at commercial level as a key to economic development in the Calabria.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is the oldest university in the Low Countries (Belgium, HollandLuxembourg) and comprises 14 faculties, all of them involved in cutting edge research. The university is ranked in the top 15 of European universities in the Times Higher Education Supplement of 2007 and is founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Coïmbra Group. Among others, it has been the base of 67 spin-off companies, and has about 500 PhDs and 4000 publications annually. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is a multicultural university with almost 25 % of its graduate students coming from abroad. As such, it has a long-standing tradition of hospitality towards students and scholars from abroad. At present, over 35.000 students have found their home away from home in Leuven.

Institute of Chemical Technology Prague

ICT Prague is a public university providing education and pursuing scientific, research, development and implementation activities. It is a member of the family of 28 public and state universities in the Czech Republic, a member of EUA, FEANI and IGIP. The ICT is known for both the depth and broadness of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining, water-treatment, power and biological sciences and technologies, as well as environment protection, materials sciences and other chemistry-based fields of study. The ICTP was founded in 1952, but its roots date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at the Royal Czech Polytechnical Institute in Prague. Recently ICT Prague consists of four faculties. Its academic community consists of 72 full professors, 108 associated professors, 290 assistant professors, 203 research workers, 2300 Bc., 400 MSc. and 840 Ph.D. students.




The European Membrane House and the European Membrane Society support the creation of the Master EM3E-4SW.

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