Although the Sagrada Familia in Ice project was initiated by students form the Eindhoven University of Technology, there a many different Universities involved in the project. The contribution of the universities varies from helping during construction and even being involved during the design process.
The universities that are involved in the project are listed below. Without there contribution the project would not have been possible.
Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.
The 11 faculties are composed of more than 120 faculty departments. These departments offer high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research.
prof.dr.ir. J.L.I.F. (Jan) Belis
Department of Structural Engineering
Delft University of Technology
TU Delft collaborates with a large number of other educational and research institutes within the Netherlands and abroad and has a reputation for high-quality teaching and research. TU Delft has extensive contacts with governments, trade organisations, consultancies, the industry and small and medium-sized companies.
Ir. Andrew Borgart
Architectural Engineering and Technology
Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Karelia University of Applied Sciences offers education leading to a polytechnic degree for young and adult learners and takes actively part in regional development work and research and development activity. Down-to-earth cooperation extends from the region’s business life up to the active networks of international institutions of higher education and different organisations.
Internationality in its different forms is present in the everyday activities of Karelia University of Applied Sciences. The university of applied sciences offers a broad variety of possibilities for internationalisation for students, teachers and other staff members.
As far as its impact on regional development is concerned, Karelia UAS is one of the best universities of applied sciences in Finland. We take actively part in the development of the province by carrying out different research and development operations. Approximately 4 000 students take courses at Karelia UAS yearly in its seven fields of education and 18 degree programmes.
With 37.5 GW installed electricity generation capacity, RusHydro is one of Russia's largest power generating companies. Including the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, the largest in Russia, the Company has over 70 renewable energy source (RES) facilities: 9 power stations in the Volga-Kama Cascade with a total installed capacity of more than 10,167 MW, the Zeiskaya HPP (1,330 MW) – the first large-scale hydro-power plant in the Russian Far East, the Bureiskaya HPP (2,010 MW), the Novosibirsk HPP (455 MW) and tens of HPPs in the North Caucasus. The Company’s assets also feature geothermal power plants in Kamchatka and the highly maneuverable Zagorskaya Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant (PSPP) in the Moscow Region. RusHydro has a controlling stake in the RAO Energy System of the East, featuring 8,772 MW of installed electric capacity, 16.2 Gcal/h of heat capacity and more than 96 thousand kilometers of grid lines in the Russia's Far East. In addition, the Company's holdings include engineering and retail businesses.
Prof. Nicolai Vasiliev
Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.
Ir. Ivo Vrouwe
Faculty of Architecture and Arts
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Eindhoven University of Technology is a university of technology located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Its motto is Mens agitat molem (The mind brings matter into motion). The university was the second of its kind in the Netherlands, only Delft University of Technology existed previously. Until mid-1980 it was known as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (abbr. THE). In 2011 QS World University Rankings placed Eindhoven at 146th internationally, but 61st globally for Engineering & IT. Furthermore, in 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings, TU/e was placed at the 52-75 bucket internationally in Engineering/Technology and Computer Science (ENG) category and at 34th place internationally in the Computer Science subject field. In a 2003 European Commission report, TU/e was ranked as third among European research universities (after Cambridge and Oxford), at equality with TU Munich and thus making it the highest ranked Technical University in Europe.
Aalto University’s mission is to build a better a world and a stronger Finland. Here science and arts meet technology and business. There are a wide variety of Bachelor and Masters level degrees awarded at Aalto University. We also offer doctoral programmes in all the fields of study.
Aalto University is all about cross-disciplinary projects and learning in practice. Students are encouraged and supported to excel both in their studies and their future careers. Many of them have a vast work experience already when they graduate.
Aalto University offers you the freedom to succeed in your academic career. We inspire students to take part in reaching the common goal of building a better world.
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 18,000 students from over 110 countries, including 3,900 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment, to student, a comprehensive education.
Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
The name ‘Fontys’ was derived from the Latin word, ‘Fons’, which means ‘source’. Fontys aspires to be a dynamic source of knowledge, development, innovation and inspiration. The Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a well-known name in education, not only in Holland, but also in many other parts of the world and Fontys is the second largest institute of higher education in Holland.
Almost all higher professional education programmes at Bachelor’s level that are available in Holland can be followed at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
For further information regarding our course programmes, please visit our website.
University of Twente
The university of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together, 3,300 scientists and professionals carry out ground-breaking research, bring about socially relevant innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more the 9,000 students. To us, entrepreneurship comes as second nature. The campus is home to around 100 businesses, including student-run businesses. The university of Twente has also generated more than 700 succesful spin-off companies. The university’s business park encourages and assists entrepreneurs to start new companies. But there’s so much more happening on our wonderful, green campus. Our sports and cultural facilities are unique and we host events such as the world’s largest student think tank. Another legend of the university of Twente campus is the Netherland’s largest student sports event, the ‘Batavieren Race‘. The campus is high of activity – a truly inspirational place to be! – University of Twente, the entrepreneur university.