Sino-European Engineering Education Platform (SE3P)



The Sino-European Platform of Engineering Education (S3EP), launched in September 2010, is composed of the 12 Schools of CLUSTER and 18 leading Chinese Universities, in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering, selected by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The S3EP’s main goal is to promote the collaboration between Institutions of Higher Education in Engineering of Europe and China in the following domains: promotion of talents, mobility of students and professors, development of pedagogic materials and collaboration in diverse areas of scientific research.


The main scientific research programmes are:

  1. Climate change, environmental protection and sustainable urban development
  2. New energy sources
  3. Civil engineering and green architecture
  4. Transportation and clean energy vehicles
  5. Electrical and information engineering
  6. Mechanical engineering
  7. Material science and engineering
  8. Life science and bioengineering
  9. Management science and engineering
  10. Creative design



The 18 Chinese universities include:

  • Tongji University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Tianjin University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Xi’an Jiao Tong University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Southeast University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Shangai Jiaotong University
  • South China University of Science and Technology
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • Beijing Jiatong University
  • China University of Petroleum
  • China University of Mining and Technology
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • Sichuan University


The 12 S3EP member-universities of CLUSTER:

  • KTH - Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Sweden)
  • Aalto University (Finland)
  • TUe – Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
  • EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Grenoble INP - Institut Polytechnique de INP (France)
  • POLITO - Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • KIT - Karlsruhe Institute Technology (Germany)
  • TU-Darmstadt - Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • UCL-KUL - Université Catholique de Louvain-Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • TCD - Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Técnico Lisboa – Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)



Event History


  • 1st S3EP Workshop, hosted by Tongji University in Shanghai, September: Launch of the S3EP and MoU signed.


  • 2nd S3EP Workshop, hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, May: Lisbon Action Plan signed.


  • Beijing and Shanghai working meetings.
  • 3rd S3EP Workshop, hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, September: Launch of SESE and Harbin Roadmap signed.


  • 4th S3EP Workshop, hosted by Karlsruhe Institute Technology in Karlsruhe, September: Approved the first 4 Pilot Joint Doctoral Programmes.
  • Speech Prof. Umbach 2013:



  • SESE Joint Conference 2015, 9th April; Participants: TUE, KIT, IST, HIT, TONGJI
  • 5th S3EP Workshop (18/09/2014), hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong University



  • SESE Summer School, hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), 18-19th October
  • 6th S3EP Workshop, hosted by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 21st - 22nd October
    • Topics:
              Involvement of society
              innovative doctoral training
              technology-enhanced learning
              the outreach of MOOCs
              gender balance






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   Tongji University
   Harbin University
   Tianjin University
   Jiaotong University Shanghai
   University of Science and Technology Beijing