The ACE Forum - Alliance for Cooperation in Engineering - aims at bringing together key players in the areas of education and research in higher education to discuss, find common interests and solutions, and combine mutual strengths for the achievement of successful results. The theme for this 1st edition is “Fostering international collaboration in the 2020 framework”.


The European 2020 strategy presents a number of challenges and opportunities to higher education institutions worldwide, namely the ones resulting from bringing together the European Area of Higher Education (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA). Education and Research perform as catalysts of Innovation in the knowledge triangle and are therefore the two main pillars of this Forum. This event is willing to respond to some of the main strategic action lines, promoting the creation of effective partnerships with significant impact, and contributing simultaneously to the flow of knowledge across borders.