CDIO welcomes two new universities

The CDIO council has accepted new universities as members of the worldwide CDIO collaborative:

Universidad Europea de Madrid - Spain

Universidad Europea de Madrid is one of the oldest private universities in Spain, and is part of Europa Education Group, the largest private higher education group in Europe, with over 45.000 students. Universidad Europea de Madrid is a comprehensive university, with several faculties, one of which is the Escuela de Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Diseño (School of Architecture, Engineering and Design), also known as STEAM School. STEAM School has over 3.300 students, of which two-thirds are undergraduate, and also two-thirds are of Spanish nationality, with the other one-third comprised by students of over 80 nationalities. We run all program in Spanish, and a significant and growing number of them also in English.

Western Sydney University - Australia

Western Sydney University (WSU) was established under the Western Sydney University Act 1997. It is a large, research-led comprehensive metropolitan university serving a growing and diverse urban region. The University is located in Australia’s third-largest economic region and draws
students from more than 160 ethnic backgrounds, the majority of whom are the first in their family to attend university.

WSU operates as a multi-campus university with campuses at: Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Melbourne, Nirimba (Blacktown), Parramatta (Rydalmere and CBD locations), Penrith (including sites at Kingswood and Werrington South), Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park (offering English language programs), and Westmead. The University is expanding its reach through its offshore campus at Vietnam and is currently in the process of establishing another offshore campus in Indonesia.

WSU was ranked in the top 250 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings in 2023, placing it in the top two percent of universities worldwide. In the 2023 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the University received a 5-star ranking in the QS top universities with a global ranking of 501-510 for undergraduate programs, and 126 for postgraduate programs. In 2023, WSU was ranked 33rd worldwide in the Young Universities Ranking (Under 50 years old) and 4th in Australia.

One of the proudest moments for WSU was being ranked #1 in the world in Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings in two successive years, 2022 and 2023. The ranking is based on the university’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through scholarship, research, outreach and stewardship.

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