International Consortium of
6 associated partners

Diagonal: International Network of 6 partners organisations

University of Florida
(UF - USA)

University of Florida (UF - US)

The UF is a major public research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

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As a land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UF is dedicated to serving the interests of society and is an economic powerhouse behind Florida’s economy.

UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like second among Forbes "Best Value Public Colleges" (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.

UF is also well-known for fostering innovation and commercialization. The Florida Innovation Hub at UF, which is a unique, all-inclusive business incubator, is driven by UF’s proven record of technology transfer. The city of Gainesville provides an amazing entrepreneurial-minded community and additional resources for commercialization, including the internationally acclaimed Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, located 14 miles west of the UF campus.

UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings. It is one of fewer than ten universities to be designated as a comprehensive campus. UF has 16 colleges all headquartered and predominantly housed on its main campus in Gainesville: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts, Warrington College of Business, Dentistry, Design Construction and Planning, Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communication, Levin College of Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. For Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the co-location of a medical school, veterinary school, dental school and other health science disciplines, along with agricultural and food science on the same, contiguous campus is a major advantage.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida houses one of the largest and most dynamic engineering programs in the nation. Curricula offered across nine departments, 15 degree programs, and more than 20 centers and institutes produces leaders and problem-solvers who take a multidisciplinary approach to innovative and human-centered solutions.

Students, faculty and alumni are hailed as New Engineers who aim to transform the way we live, work, and play. The college produces inventions at twice the national average — and startups at five times the national average — for every research dollar invested. Engineering is the largest professional school, the second largest college, and one of the top three research units at UF. Established in 1910, the college was named after Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Herbert Wertheim in 2015.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University (TAMU - US)

More than 55.000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide.

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Located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin.

With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Engineering has been a part of Texas A&M University since its inception in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.

Today, the college of engineering is the largest college on the Texas A&M campus with more than 500 faculty members and more than 18,000 engineering students in our 14 departments. The college of engineering at Texas A&M is one of the largest engineering schools in the country, ranking second in undergraduate enrolment and fifth in graduate enrolment by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in its 2015 survey.

The college of engineering is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college of engineering is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

University Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC-US)

Public Ivy institution founded in 1851. Many of the university's departments are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, and many current and former faculty have won prestigious awards for their research.

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university founded in 1851.

It is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the United States and is well-regarded globally for its strong academic and research contributions across a wide range of fields.

It offers a vast array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, including programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, health sciences, agriculture, law, and more. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top public research universities in the United States.

Northwestern University
(NU - USA)

Northwestern University (NU - US)

Founded in 1851, Northwestern is a leading research university that is home to more than 50 University research centers. With an interdisciplinary culture spans areas as neuroscience, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

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Northwestern University,founded in 1851, is renowned for its strong academic programs across a wide range of disciplines.

It stands as a prestigious institution known for its rigorous academics and innovative research. The university boasts a distinguished faculty that includes Nobel laureates, MacArthur Fellows, and other prominent scholars.

It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in fields such as arts and sciences, engineering, business, journalism, law, and education.

The university holds the distinction of being an R1 research university, indicating its high research activity. It has a significant impact on various research fields, including science, technology, social sciences, and the arts. Notable research centers and institutes contribute to advancements in various domains.

Monash University
(MU - USA)

Monash University (MU-US)

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. from over 170 countries, Monash is today Australia's largest university, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eigh.

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Founded in 1958, Monash University is a public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Monash University is one of Australia's largest and most prestigious universities, known for its high-quality education, research contributions, and global outlook.

It has multiple campuses across Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as international campuses in Malaysia and South Africa. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and research-focused programs across various fields, including arts, business, engineering, health sciences, law and sciences.

Monash University is renowned for its strong emphasis on academic excellence and innovation and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Australia. It is classified as an Australian "Group of Eight" university, signifying its high research output and impact.

Federal University Santa Maria
(UFSM - Brazil)

The Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM - Brazil)

Is a Brazilian public university founded in 1960. With more than 21.000 and more than 1500 teachers, UFSM is part of the list of 20 leading universities in the country.

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The Federal University of Santa Maria  (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria or UFSM) is a prominent public research university founded in 1960 and located in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

UFSM is known for its commitment to academic excellence and research. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including arts, sciences, engineering, health sciences and social sciences.

The university is recognized for its significant contributions to research and innovation in various fields. UFSM's academic programs and research are highly regarded, and it often features prominently in national and international university rankings

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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