CESAER - the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research - is a not-for-profit international association of leading European universities of technology and engineering schools/faculties at comprehensive universities and university colleges.
CESAER stands for scientific excellence in engineering education and research, and the promotion of innovation through close cooperation with industry in order to ensure the application of cutting-edge knowledge in industry and society. It maintains and promotes the highest quality standards.
CESAER has a current membership of 57 institutions, representing 25 different countries. They are determined to make the offer of engineering education curricula across Europe truly perceived as a wide spectrum of education possibilities with a variety of educational processes and objectives, and to avoid it being levelled out in a common monolithic "engineering" academic field.
Members are convinced that the progress of the European Union in all respects requires further and increased contributions from the educational side. They are committed to the development of the best possible human asset in engineering on which Europe can capitalise to overcome its challenge and to the development of the European Area for Engineering Education and Research. This would enable them to respond to the changing demands of the European society in a global environment.
CESAER was established in 1990 and now has a membership of fifty seven universities in western and central European countries.