Venice International University (VIU)
QUEST project coordinator. Venice International University (VIU) is a private non-profit international association for education and research, with an autonomous campus on the island of San Servolo in Venice, Italy. It is formed of 17 universities from all over the world, the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and the Metropolitan City of Venice. VIU is International, Interdisciplinary and Multicultural, and fulfils its role as a consortium by providing innovative platform for research, education, dissemination and capacity building. Since its foundation in 1995, VIU has increasingly worked to develop and contribute to the triangle of stakeholders – industry, academia and government – in all of its focus areas.
Key person: Alessandra Fornetti , Executive Director of the TEN Program on Sustainability
Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)
APRE is a no-profit research organization created as a joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and of some public and private bodies to meet the growing demand for information on European research programmes. APRE’ mission is to support the scientific and industrial communities along the path to Europe, by providing information, training and assistance on the Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. APRE is at the heart of a network of more than 130 members, including public and private universities and research centres, scientific parks and technological districts, public administrations, enterprises, trade associations.
Key person: Margot Bezzi, Senior Project Manager and Trainer, EU Innovation Policy Analyst
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE)
Established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now one of Italy’s best universities in the country. Located in the heart of Venice, Ca’ Foscari has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research and has signed hundreds of international cooperation agreements with universities from all over the world, in order to promote mobility, research and training.
QUEST at Ca’ Foscari is based in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, and its Communications Office.
- Fabiana Zollo, Assistant Professor, the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
- Enrico Costa, Public Information Officer, Communications Office
City, University of London
City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. It was founded in 1894 and is based close to the City of London, where it contributes significantly to the capital’s academic, cultural and business life. City’s focus is on academic excellence in business and the professions. It has almost 22,000 students from 153 countries and about 2,000 academic, technical and administration staff. QUEST at City will be based in its Creativity in Professional Practice in the Cass Business School, and its Department of Journalism in the School of Arts and Social Science.
QUEST at City is based in its Creativity in Professional Practice in the Cass Business School, and its Department of Journalism in the School of Arts and Social Science.
- Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at the Cass Business School
- Suzanne Franks, Professor of Journalism, Department of Journalism
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology – is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
Key person: Sarah Davies, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. The university has set a goal to become the promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia. As a result, the University has defined five interdisciplinary focus fields which also form the basis of its institutional structure: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance.
Key person: Arko Olesk, Lecturer in Science Communication, the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School
Trinity College Dublin / Science Gallery Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is Ireland’s highest ranked university. It is home to 17,000 undergraduates and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences. Cutting-edge research, technology, and innovation place the University at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and internationally.
Founded in 2008, Science Gallery Dublin is Part of the Global Science Gallery Network pioneered by Trinity College Dublin. A non-profit gallery dedicated to public engagement with science and art, its unique programmes and exhibits are designed to facilitate social connection.
Key person: Joseph Roche, Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in Science Education, Trinity College Dublin
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, is the global organisation of the world’s press. It derives its authority from its global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. It joined QUEST with support of its Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI).
Key person: Stephen Fozard, Project Director, Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)