May 24, 2017

Unibz: Free University of Bolzano, Italy The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is a university located in Bolzano, Italy. It is a young institution founded 1997 and is organi- sed into five Faculties (Science and Technology, Economics, Design, Computer Science and Education). The Free University of Bo- zen-Bolzano (unibz) aims to offer students a multilingual, practice-oriented education that meets the demands of the local and the European labour market. Lectures are held in German, Italian and English. The Faculty of Science and Technology was founded in 2007, and since then it has grown rapidly by recruiting highly qualified scien- tific staff from abroad and from Italy, expanding the teaching offer, developing a range of international scientific cooperation and enlarging its research facilities.
Key people: • Prof. Dominik T. Matt (Full Professor for Manufacturing Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Head of the research area IEA (Industrial Engineering and Automation), Director of Fraunhofer Italia Innovation Engineering Center IEC) • Prof. Renato Vidoni (Associate Professor in Mechanics of Machines, Coordinator in the PhD-programme) • Dr. Erwin Rauch (Assistant Professor for Manufacturing Systems, operative Project Coordinator in this RISE project)