International Consortium of
4 beneficiaries organisations

Diagonal: International Network of 4 beneficiaries organisations

University Carlos III of Madrid
(UC3M - Spain)

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Founded in 1989. Its main goal is to provide specialised training in Law and Social Sciences and Engineering, as well as to become a prime European research centre.

University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M - Spain)
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In addition, the UC3M pursues the creation of an innovative university and seek to offer a University model based on a quality-oriented philosophy. In this sense, modern, flexible and multidisciplinary curricula have been designed trying to suit the scientific and technological demand of the Society.

The university consists of three centres:

  • the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Library Science
  • the School of Engineering.

Concerning the training area, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid was the first in Spain to be fully adapted to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) (The Bologna Process) and offers studies in most of the scientific disciplines.

UC3M has strived, since its foundation, to make research one of the fundamental pillars of its activity, both for the enhancement of its teaching and for the new knowledge and new areas of research.

UC3M is organized into 27 Departments and 27 University Research Institutes.

UC3M, as university, has a national reputation for its research efficiency. In 2009 was the fourth Spanish University in participation in the EU Framework Programme (standardized data by number of permanent researchers) and second in average number of publications per permanent researcher in the period 2002-2006 (Web of Science).

Recently (Report 2009 of CNEAI-National Commission for Evaluation of Research Activity), UC3M has reached the top of the Spanish universities in research activity. 

Universidad de Sevilla
(US - Spain)

Diagonal beneficiaries: Universidad de Sevilla (US - Spain)

Founded in 1505, the Universidad de Sevilla (US) is a public university based with more than 70.000 students and 6.700 staff, is the third largest university in Spain.

Universidad de Sevilla (US - Spain)
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More than 10.000 students are following postgraduate courses, enrolled into 86 master programs and 152 doctoral programs. The Universidad de Sevilla is also committed to research, with 336 national, 74 regional and 38 European open projects. In addition to its 4.300 academic staff, there are 1.600 researchers under different contracts.

Research is carried out in the university departments, in 8 joint research centres and 9 university research institutes. With more than 30 years of existence, the Elasticity and Strength of Materials Group of this University has a reputed prestige in different research areas at international level such as composite materials, Finite Fracture Mechanics, Interface Cracks, Cohesive Models and more recently in Phase Field-based methods for fracture simulations, among others, as well as having strong connections with companies within the aerospace and aeronautical sectors.

The Group currently hosts one of the Chair of Aeronautical Studies sponsored by Airbus at the European level (EADS Chair).

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Institute of Fundamental
Technological Research
(IPPT - Poland)

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT - Poland)

Founded in 1953, is one of the largest (total staff of 270) institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Institute employs over 100 highly qualified researchers, 16 of whom are full professors.

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The Institute operates its own post-graduate school. In December 2016, the European Commission awarded IPPT PAN with HR Excellence in Research logo.

The Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute conducting R&D activities in several scientific disciplines such as mechanics of materials and structures, materials science, biomechanics, acoustics, electronics, computer science, intelligent technologies, to mention only the most important ones.

The mission of IPPT has always been to conduct high-quality research in areas of interest to the world science and industry.

High level of investigation carried out in IPPT has been recognized by the Scientific Committee for Evaluation of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education which awarded IPPT the highest possible rank of A+ in evaluation of Polish research institutions in 2014.

The IMT School for
Advanced Studies Research
(IMT - Italy)

The IMT School for Advanced Studies  (IMT - Italy)

From 2005 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a public graduate school and research institute that focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems.

The IMT School for Advanced Studies  (IMT - Italy)
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Since IMT’s institution by ministerial decree of November 18th 2005, the School has distinguished itself thanks to the quality and innovativeness of its research and doctoral program and its interdisciplinary nature, characterized by the complementarity and discourse between methodologies drawn from economics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, archeology, art history and the analysis and management of cultural heritage.

International Consortium

The objective of DIAGONAL is to form an international network of 10 organisations, working on a joint research programme in the field of Solid Mechanics.

  • 4 European beneficiaries: UC3M - Spain, US - Spain, IMT - Italy, IPPT - Poland
  • 4 US partners: NU, UM, TAMU, UF
  • 1 Brazil partner: UFSM
  • 1 Australian partner: MU

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Some upcoming events

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Date: 08 July 2024

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges

Funded by the European Commission under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges. Grant Agreement n° 101086342