Partner Institutions

Coordinated International Experience Partner institutions

CIE currently partners with high-profile institutions in Asia, Australia, and Europe. It is anticipated that each UBC Applied Science degree program will send five to ten students per program to each international partner institution.  Applied Science students attending at partner CIE institutions will participate in a pre-departure session and will be connected with other students participating in the program.

Current Applied Science CIE partner institutions include:




New Coordinated International Experience partnerships

UBC Applied Science continues to expand our CIE program offerings. We are currently working towards new partnerships with:

  • Griffith University (Queensland, Australia)
    Please contact the CIE office for availability of courses at this institution.

Partner Institution Profiles – Europe

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the oldest public technical university in the Netherlands and was founded as an academy for civil engineering in 1842. TU Delft is ranked 19th in engineering and technology by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university has a wide range of research facilities that are unique to the Netherlands, including an aircraft simulator, wind tunnels, a chip facility, a high-voltage laboratory and a nuclear reactor. This university of over 19,000 students is located in the city of Delft in South Holland.

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), established in 1853, is situated in the beautiful history-rich city of Lausanne within the French-speaking region of Switzerland. It is considered one of the leading institutions for science, engineering and technology and was ranked 14th in the world in engineering and technology by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2016. EPFL has a huge international presence, which creates an energetic and diverse culture on campus made up of more than 13,500 students and staff members from over 120 nationalities. Fifty per cent of EPFL’s professors are from abroad.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is situated in the German-speaking region of Switzerland and is a sister university to EPFL. Zurich is considered the business capital of Switzerland, and with almost one million people living in the metropolitan area, it is Switzerland’s largest city. Zurich is home to many museums, theatres, art galleries and libraries, making it one of the most culturally rich cities in Europe. ETH Zurich was founded in 1855 and has more than 18,500 students from over 110 countries. It is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences and was ranked eighth in the world for engineering and technology by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. ETH Zurich is one of the world’s most reputable universities and has been home to 21 Nobel Laureates. Notably, Albert Einstein is an alumnus.

Technical University of Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded in 1829 by H.C. Ørsted, considered the father of electromagnetism. One of leading technical universities in Europe, DTU is situated just north of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. The city boasts some of the most magnificent architecture found in Europe’s Nordic countries and is a European tourist hotspot. DTU is home to over 10,000 students and over 5,000 staff members; its engineering school ranks second amongst those in the Nordic countries. DTU is ranked 74th in the world in engineering and technology by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Technical University of Munich

One of Europe’s top universities, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is committed to excellence in research, teaching and interdisciplinary education. The university has strong links with international companies and scientific institutions. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and it is ranked 27th by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. TUM’s 13 faculties provide an excellent environment for research and for the education of over 39,000 students, of which one-third are women. TUM is a technology-oriented university, with 13 departments focused on natural sciences, engineering sciences, life and food sciences and medicine.

University of Glasgow

Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the world. It is one of the top-ranked universities in the United Kingdom with an international reputation for its research, teaching and international student satisfaction levels. This prestigious university is situated in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the third-largest city in the UK. With more than 25,000 students and 6,000 staff, the university is spread over a number of different campuses; its main Gilmorehill campus is in Hillhead, three kilometres from the city centre. The University of Glasgow is ranked 76th in the world in overall university rankings by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


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