Mobility is required to ensure that all students follow courses in an integrated way and can benefit form the specific expertise available at patners universities, in particular, providing the oppurtunity to experience research activity in departments of different kinds (law, computer science, bioethics, genetics) and to familiarize themselves with local languages and the different legal systems of the EU. This is of fundamental importance, due to the need to exploit and to adapt to EU law, articuled in a supranational and national level.
To achieve these aims five universities from four European countries, that are centres of excellence and innovation in their respective fields of law and computer science, formed a consortium, namely:
University of Bologna, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM, CIRSFID, Italy (Co-ordinating institution)
University of Torino, Department of Computer Science and and Law Faculty, Italy
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute for Law and Technology, Spain
Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Department of e-Business, Lithuania
University of Luxembourg, Department of Computer Science and Communications, Luxembourg
University of Tilburg, TILT Center
Associated partners such as the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS) of Hannover, European Genetics Foundation in Italy, Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) of Barcelona, Fraunhofer FOKUS of Berlin, ITTG of CNR Florence, Nexa of Turin, Instituto de Investigacion en Inteligencia Artificial, IIIA of Barcelona, University of Piemonte Orientale provide expertise in specialist topics and offer internships, seminars and co-supervision of candidates.
Extra-European associate partner, as NICTA (Australia), University of Pittsburgh (USA), University of Renmin, Intellectual Property Academy (China) guarantee the connection with the high technologies centre in an international perspective.
Industrial partners like law firms, enterprises and institutions will host internships, creating opportunities for applied research as well as opening up connections that may lead to employment for the graduates.
The mobility of candidates will be well supported at all times, thanks to the universities’ extensive experience in hosting foreign students and use of advanced online instruments for remote collaboration.