Pazmany Peter Catholic University

The predecessor of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) was founded in 1635. After the fall of communism, PPCU could re-start its operation in 1992 and currently, approximately 9000 students study at four faculties of the University.

PPCU received the “University of Excellence” title from the Hungarian government for the period 2013-2016 that provides the institution with significant extra financial resources for education and research.

The IPCV Master program is running in the framework of the Computer Engineering program of the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics that was founded in 1998. The Faculty with 40 professors and associate professors and 600 students is unique in Hungarian higher education in that its curriculum combines the study of Information Technology with the study of three disciplines of living organisms.

At the Faculty, great emphasis is put on the personal communication between students and professors as well as on scientific work at research groups of the local Jedlik Laboratories and the partner institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. For its outstanding scientific results, the Faculty was awarded the “Research Faculty” title and the corresponding support package from the Hungarian government together with only three other faculties of Hungary for the period 2013-2016. The research fields most closely related to the IPCV program at the Faculty are fast image processing on specialized computing architectures, medical image processing, and sensory robotics.

The Faculty is in constant contact with research with its Jedlik Research Laboratories, which is a Research, Education and Technology center, operating within the Faculty.

 

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

With 25000 students, UAM is a public institution internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and research.

It has been nominated Campus of International Excellence (CIE) within the framework of UAM+CSIC CIE project. UAM is ranked among the world’s top 200 universities, it is one of Spanish leading universities in research, and it has high experience in students’ mobility (UAM is the 6th University in Europe in percentage of outgoing Erasmus students).

The IPCV Master program is supported by the Escuela Politécnica Superior (EPS), and particularly by the Video Processing & Understanding Lab (VPULab) and the Biometric Recognition Group (ATVS), already involved in a 4-year BSC degree in Electrical Engineering – specialist in Audio and Video Processing, and in the MSC degree in Research and Innovation on ICT – specialist in Biometrics & Surveillance.

 

University of Bordeaux

With 65000 students, the city of Bordeaux displays a strong educational network covering every field of study, with four “Collège”, several engineering schools and other higher education institutions. In 2011, the University of Bordeaux was one of the first universities to receive the “Campus of Excellence” award in France. This award represents significant funding provided by the French Government in the framework of its “Investments for the future”.

The IPCV Master program is part of the Collège “Sciences and Technologies”. The Collège is further divided into seven faculties. The IPCV program relies on three of them: Information Technology, Mathematics and Interaction, Engineering Sciences.

The three faculties all have a number of internationally recognized researchers in the three laboratories:

  • LaBRI (Laboratory of Computer Science): Team Image and Sound
  • IMS (Laboratory of Signal and Materials): Team Signal Image
  • IMB (Laboratory of Mathematics): Team Image

Situated at the south of Bordeaux, besides teaching and research buildings, the campus hosts all the necessary students’ facilities, including libraries, halls of residence, university restaurants, sports grounds, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a medical centre and social services. All these equipments can be used by students. They will have access as well to study rooms and computer facilities.