University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) - Coordinator
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) is the largest technical university in Romania. Politehnica with a tradition more than 200 years, includes 15 schools, with 1,334 academic staff, 366 full professors, 370 PhD coordinators and about of 30,000 students are enrolled in different forms of education and research activities. University POLITEHNICA has 51 research centers, 70 new state-of-the-art laboratories, 115 pending patents, over 1,000 WOS publications yearly and over 200 R&D job opportunities per year.
With regards to the international dimensions, is part of over 20 larger academic associations: European University Association (EUA), Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), L’ Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), T.I.M.E. Association, Magna Charta Observatory (MCO), European Distance and E-Learning Network Ltd. (EDEN). University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is member of the Romanian National Infrastructure for Advanced Scientific Computing, a consortium of research and academic institutions whose purpose is to promote, implement, maintain, and operate the national distributed computing infrastructure for science and education. UPB is one of the main partners of the project ELI-NP is going to be the most advanced research facility focusing on the study of photonuclear physics and its applications. UPB has the first Master program in Quantum Computing from Romania in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and conducts Ph.D. students in Quantum Computing.
UPB started the first QKD Links from Romania in site, between the UPB research Institutes. The Data Center infrastructure is included in the national infrastructure for facilities and objectives as a national center of interest (Grid RO-03UPB). This is part of UPB's DISTRICT research infrastructure and has access to different National and International scientific Infrastructures. The infrastructure is directly connected in RoEduNet – Romanian Education Network. MonALISA, the monitoring platform officially used by Large Distributed System at CERN and throughout the world was developed by Ph.D. students of UPB in collaboration with CERN researchers.
The UPB team has been involved in international projects such as: P2Pnext, SENSEI, Cooper, LTfLL, HP-SEE, Erric, TwisNET, EuWB, LEXNET, ATTRACT - Quantum Optimization of Worldwide LHC Computing Grid data placement (QUOG-DP) Collaboration with CERN and Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble INP, QUTECH-RO complex project, PCCDI, aiming to develop quantum information and quantum technologies in Romania.