The University of Naples Federico II was founded in 1224. It was the first publicly funded university in Europe. Nowadays the university offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines, leading to 155 graduate level degrees. Department of Industrial Engineering DII was formed of five pre-existing departments: Aerospace Engineering, Energetics, Thermal Fluid Dynamics & Applied Environmental Control Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Economics and Management Engineering. Department takes part in several double degrees and Joint Doctorates as well as in EU research projects. During the first semester of the SEAS 4.0, courses are given by Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering Units. Key staff of the SEAS 4.0 at UNINA are Professors: Ermina Begovic (coordinator of the SEAS 4.0), coordinator of the Marine Hydrodynamics Group at DII; Antonio Lanzotti, coordinator of Joint Laboratory “Interactive DEsign And Simulation” (IDEAS) and Carlo Bertorello (Ship Design, Coordinator of Students Sailing Team DII). During the stay at UNINA two important laboratories will be actively used in teaching: Towing tank (135x9x4.5m) and IDEAS, which is organized in 4 labs: COGITO – computer geometric modelling and simulation; IDEAinVR – interactive design and ergonomics applications in virtual reality; CREAMI – center of reverse engineering and additive manufacturing innovation; SQUARE – statistics, quality and reliability for innovation. At UNINA, besides IDEAS Lab and towing tank, the Affiliated Partners offered the internship with the possibility of developing thesis in collaboration also with the Associated Partner Universities.
The University of A Coruña (UDC) was founded in 1989. It is composed of 24 Faculties/Schools, has 39 ongoing BSc degrees and 56 MSc degrees, from which 6 are international ones. It has more than 1300 teaching staff and more than 15.000 students, divided in two main locations: A Coruña (main campus) and Ferrol. During the second semester of the SEAS 4.0, UDC courses will be lectured by staff from the Departments of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Economics, Computer Science and Information Technology and Computer Technology, and being involved in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering bachelor and master degrees, in the Mechanical Engineering bachelor and Industrial Engineering master degree and Master in Computer Science and in Cybersecurity. The common point of these staff, is that they are involved in the Unidad Mixta de Investigación Navantia – UDC , which is a research consortium between Navantia S.A., the Government of Galicia and the UDC, to transfer and implement the 4.0 industry paradigms from the academia to the shipbuilding industry, lasting from 2015 to 2021. Although they have expertise in different topics, all of them are under the framework of the 4.0 paradigms, especially in the field of shipbuilding. During the second semester, one main research facility will be used by the students: the UDC towing tank (60 x 4.2 x 1.80 m), which is situated in the Technological Research Centre (CIT) of the UDC in Ferrol, next to the Higher Polytechnic School, where SEAS 4.0 degree will be implemented. Key staff in UDC related to SEAS 4.0 project, include Marcos Míguez González (coordinator of the bachelor degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture in the UDC), Vicente Díaz Casás (coordinator of the master degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture in the UDC and Deputy Dean in International Relations of the Higher Polytechnic School of the UDC) and Anne Gosset (Coordinator of the Technological Research Centre). At UDC the strong collaboration and connection of the many UDC research groups with the Shipyard Navantia in the framework of 4.0 industry will give the possibility to students to apply the academic knowledge of Industry 4.0 directly in the ship building practice.
The University of Zagreb is the oldest Croatian university and the oldest university in South East Europe founded in 1669 with more than 30 faculties in all academic disciplines. Faculty of Mechanical. Engineering and Naval Architecture (UNIZG FSB) is the principal Croatian institution for university level education and research in mechanical engineering, naval architecture and aeronautical engineering. Since the first lectures held at the Royal Technical College in 1919 the Faculty has been providing state-of-the-art education, successfully combining general and expert knowledge. Personnel of Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (DNAOE) that will be directly involved in SEAS 4.0 have lots of experience in implementation and execution of different research (EP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) and educational (TEMPUS) EU and national projects. DNAOE has a world recognized expertise in the field of ship structural design and optimization and strong connection with different industry stakeholders (shipyards, design offices, classification societies, shipping company, software development company, etc.). Large experience in development and use of different simulation software for ship structural analysis and design of teaching staff involved in the SEAS 4.0 will be directly included in related courses. Key staff in charge of the SEAS 4.0 at UNIZG are Prof. Jerolim Andric (Head of Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering) and Prof. Smiljko Rudan (Head of the Chair of Ship Structures).
The TUHH is one of Germany’s youngest and most successful universities. Plans for a university of technology in the Süderelbe area of Hamburg go back to the 1920s. Fifty years later, in 1978, the Hamburg University of Technology came into being, its mission to promote structural change in the region. Research activities began in 1980 and teaching in 1982/83. Now, the TUHH has around 100 professors and 1,150 employees (including 500 academic staff, inclusive of those with salaries from third-party funding). With around 8,400 students, this makes for an excellent staff-student ratio. The priority of research, an interdisciplinary approach, innovation, regionalism and internationalism are the obligatory foundations for what we do. Research, teaching and technology transfer are centered around the guiding theme of developing technology for people. Key staff in charge of SEAS 4.0 at TUHH are Professors Moustafa-Abdel Maksoud (head of the institute for fluid dynamics and ship theory), Thomas Rung (fluid dynamics), Alexander Düster (numerical methods) and Sören Ehlers (head of the institute for ship structural design and analysis and expert in Arctic technology).