The Isles International University (European Union)’s structure has been designed to take advantage of a number of factors available on circumstances experienced through over one and half decade of existence, which has been one of intense experiences and patient collective learning. Based upon this experience and acquired collective knowledge, the University has developed a strong academic structure enhanced by a flexible organisation, outstandingly well equipped to face and react to permanent change and evolution requirements today’s world presents before any academic community.
At the design basement comes the strong academic structure developed by the University, established on three fundamental concepts: Sate-of-the-art academic methodology, cutting-edge research development and the best of the best human resources available in the world to perform the two others.
This academic design is structured supported on three University’s Divisions, each one of which aims different but complementary tasks to the ones performed by the two other Divisions: The School of Doctoral Studies of the European Union and The EUASC (EU Analogue Standards Certification Committee).
The School of Doctoral Studies of the European Union is a Division of the University aiming achievement of three basic goals: (a) To develop cutting-edge research on projects designed to foster relevant contributions to human knowledge and to human-kind’s wellbeing; (b) To offer PhD studies at elite level, meant only for the highest-potential qualified students around the world; and, (c) To enhance the highest academic quality assurance methodology design and development, taking a permanently active role at tuition institutions academic methodology certification, studies programmes and degrees’ validation processes.
Under management and guidance of world class highly recognised scholars and scientists, the School of Doctoral Studies’ organisational structure includes four academic, research and methodology development Departments, which main campus operates at one of the Brussels EU Parliament buildings complex:
Department of Business Management and Economics, best known within the School’s environment as BME, is formed by two Areas of Studies: Business Management and Economics.
Within the Business Management Area of Studies seven Disciplines, or Chairs, are included: Accounting and Finance management studies, Human Resources development studies, Marketing management studies, Operations and Production management studies, Information and Knowledge management studies, Leadership and Corporate Policy studies, Change, Conflict and Crisis Studies.
The Economics Area of Studies includes five Disciplines or Chairs: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods studies, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, International Economics, Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology studies.
Each one of the above mentioned Areas of Studies coordinates research projects’ development through Research Committees , which are responsible of team research coordination for 31 projects, some of them being “sandwich” projects as other Disciplines of different Departments of the School may be involved on its development and, at the same time, Committee’s coordinate every individual PhD student’s research project development.
Department of Engineering and Technology, best known within the School’s environment as E&T, is formed by two Areas of Studies: Engineering and Technology; each one of them integrates a Research Committee, responsible to coordinate 26 research projects, some of them being “sandwich” projects as other Disciplines of different Departments of the School may be involved on its development and, at the same time, are responsible to coordinate every individual PhD student’s research project development.
The Engineering Area of Studies includes five Disciplines or Chairs: Aerospace and Transport Engineering studies, Chemical Engineering studies, Civil Engineering studies, Electrical Engineering studies and Mechanical Engineering studies.
The Technology Area of Studies includes five Disciplines or Chairs: Computer and Software Engineering studies, Nanotechnology studies, Mechatronics studies, Agricultural Engineering and Food Technology studies and Energy Technology and Engineering studies.
Department of Science (Natural Sciences), best known among the University’s community as DSc, is formed by four Areas of Studies: Chair of Mathematics, hosting Mathematics and Statistics Disciplines of studies, which includes a Research Committee to coordinate its responsibilities on this arena; Earth and Biology studies Deputy Head of Department, hosting Earth and Environment studies, and Disciplines of studies on Biology and Life Sciences, also including a Research Committee taking responsibilities for both Disciplines’ research projects’ development and coordination; Physics and Astronomy, which also includes its Research Committee; and, Chair of Chemistry, including as well as the others, its own Research Committee.
The four Research Committees working on the Department of Science are currently coordinating of 21 research projects’ development, some of them involving inter-disciplines, inter-departments and / or intercollegiate research teams’ work, plus all individual students’ research projects.
Department of Social Science, also known familiarly among our community as SSc, is formed by two Areas of Studies: Humanities and Social Sciences; both are under direction of a Deputy Head of Department and each one of them includes a Research Committee which, together are responsible of coordination for 45 institutional research projects and for each individual PhD student’s research project.
Humanities Area of Studies develops its work through five Disciplines, or Chairs, of studies: Arts and Architecture, Languages and Literatures, Law and Political Science, History and Archaeology and, Philosophy and Religion.
Social Sciences Area of Studies includes five Chairs of Studies, or Disciplines: Anthropology, Geography, Education and Communication, Psychology and Sociology.
The EUASC (EU Analogue Standards Certification) Committee is a Division of the University aiming achievement of three basic goals: (a) Designing, developing and enforcing appliance on of academic quality assurance methodology, under the EU alignments, parameters and standards; (b) Evaluating and enhancing academic quality assurance methodology appliance, through tutoring and technical support, awarding EUASC Seals to worldwide tuition institutions on the quality level established at evaluation process; and, (c) Evaluating and enhancing academic quality assurance standards on studies followed at developing countries tuition institutions, awarding or declining degrees’ validation.
Under management of world class highly recognised education methodology specialists, the EUASC Committee’s organisational structure includes three normative Boards, which main operations take place at one of the Brussels EU Commission buildings complex:
Board of Academic Methodology Quality Assurance is a purely normative and evaluating body, formed by three specialists’ panels: The European Higher Education Specialists Panel, the University’s partner institutions of Higher Education Panel and the School of Doctoral Studies of the European Union’s Intercollegiate Panel.
Board of Studies’ and Degrees’ Validation is a normative, tutoring, evaluating and awarding body, formed by three specialists’ panels: Specialists Intercollegiate Panel, Faculty’s Research Committee’s Panel and Involved Discipline Examiners Body on each studies and degree’s validation process submitted before the Board.
Board of Tuition Institutions EUASC Certification is a normative, tutoring, evaluating and awarding body, formed by one committee, one specialists’ panel, one specialists’ body and one management department: Academic Methodology Committee, Faculties Intercollegiate Panel, Evaluators’ Body and the Department of Academic Attachés who are designated to work at on-site supervision and tutorial programmes within every tuition institution subjected under process worldwide.
The IIU Press and Research Centre is a Division of the University aiming achievement of three basic goals: (a) Providing state-of-the-art research facilities and tools to the University’s faculty members, researchers and students and performing research projects’ management by project, in coordination with Research Committees from the School of Doctoral Studies Departments, and (b) Providing faculty members, researchers and students with all necessary tools to conveniently present and distribute their research work worldwide.
Under management of world class specialists and working with state-of-the-art technology tools, the IIU Press and Research Centre includes two Units, one Research Centre and two Departments, which main operations take place at campus located in the Braine-L'Alleud Parc de L'Alliance, Belgium, at 25 kilometres from Brussels:
The Libraries and Research Centre include four Research Units and five libraries: Research Units of Business Management and Economics, Engineering and Technology, Natural Science and Social Science; Central Library which hosts the European Union Library and the University’s multidisciplinary publications collection, and four Departments’ Libraries, each one including periodical publications, books and monographs for research purposes on specific Disciplines and / or published by the IIU Press.
The Editorial Units (Periodical Publication and Books & Monographs) are in charge of: (a) Receiving manuscripts from faculty members, Deputy Heads of Departments, holders of Chairs and EUASC Validation Committee, (b) Coordinating reviewers process; (c) Edition and publishing articles in the University’s periodical publications, in academic periodical publications the University has executed collaboration agreements with, in the IIU Research Centre’s database, etc., regarding any academic manuscript approved by authorised instances within the Univeristé, including every student’s research work which studies programme has been validated or whose awarding process has been admitted.
Support Services Departments (IT Department and Logistics) are in charge of providing daily upgraded and updated state-of-the-art tools and facilities to favouring efficiency on the work developed by the Libraries, the Research Centre and both Editorial Units, like hardware, software, communications technology, data bases management, physical facilities availability, on-site required equipment, printing and distribution services, etc.
The above described Academic Divisions are the basement tripod of the University’s structure. Nevertheless, this fundamental structure is strongly enhanced by two bodies which maintain the University’s basement structure permanently linked to: (a) its birth inherited traditions, (b) internationally provided grants and sponsorship, assigned to studies and research financing, and (c) highest motives on its work and highest international educational standards.
The International Office is the University’s permanent link to grants and sponsorship received internationally, to be assigned on studies and research financing purposes; this body is also the University’s link to its oldest inherited traditions.
The old Company, originally registered in Ireland, gave the University its British birth’s inherited traditions and protocol rules, still followed at every relevant event in the University. Today, more than a decade later, the structure remains linked to these traditions and to strict academic protocol’s rules observance.
Through our International Office the University takes advantage of worldwide relations framework built by the old Company through one decade of international academic relations fostering. This framework has made possible most of today’s collaboration agreements execution and international academic teams work implementation.
On the other hand, the link established with the Company through our International Office, in order to work closely on behalf of our academic and scientific mission’s achievement, has made possible for the Univeristé to maintain its main source of funds applied to studies and research grants which, as a result provides financing for 79% of costs proportion, to all PhD studies programmes followed by students at the University, and to all other studies validation process costs, taken care of through international grants and sponsorships.
The EUASC Committee’s Chair is the University’s permanent link to its highest motives and to the highest international educational standards.
The Committee’s Chair takes part on every chief education methodology development event having place around the world, actively participating on evolution of humankind education and training philosophy, goals, methods, findings, etc.
This permanent contact with education’s development responsible international organisations provides the EUASC Committee’s bodies with every tool needed to develop state-of-the-art work on achieving their own specific daily goals and perform tutorial responsibilities engaged on evaluation and certification process to tuition institutions located in a number of countries around the world.
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