ESoA in Brief

The European School of Antennas (ESoA) is a self-consistent model of post graduate school distributed in the several research center in Europe. ESoA is becoming not only important in the specific field of Antennas and Propagation, but it is gradually evolving to become the most important and biggest school in the world of Electromagnetic Engineering. It includes, besides Antennas and Propagation, courses of Computational EM, Metamaterials, Bio-EM, Wireless, Nanostructured materials, and TeraHertz. ESoA creates a large spread of knowledge among students, early stage scientists and researchers all over Europe.

 

ESoA was founded in 2004 by a group of institutions in the framework of the FP6 Network of Excellence "ACE" (Antenna Centre of Excellence) and it was afterwards financed in FP7 by a Marie Curie Action (MCA) project till 2007. From 2008 ESoA is part of EuRAAP. The ESoA courses are distributed in the most accredited European research centers on antennas and propagation in Europe.

The general objectives of the School are:

  • reinforcing the European excellence in EM engineering with emphasis on antennas;
  • creating an effective advanced formative offer at international level to complete individual PhD curricula;
  • increasing the ties in research and development between Universities and Industries on an European scale;
  • Facilitating the interchange of ideas among early-stage researchers and trainers as well as among young researchers, thus increasing the future mobility and synergy.

 

The most attractive feature of ESoA is the fact that it is geographically distributed, giving the students a unique opportunity to attend courses in the most relevant Scientific Centers of Excellence, and to attend lectures from the best local and visiting instructors. Simultaneously, the instructors learn from their colleagues different way to teach. ESoA includes the best 100 teachers in Europe, among which they are seventeen IEEE Fellows, and many other lecturers. ESoA is attended by an average of 220 students per year, with a peak of 290 students in 2012. The courses are continuously updated and each edition is never equal to the previous one.

ESoA constitute a worldwide unique system of excellence in high-level advanced education. A similar system of excellence is neither known in Europe, nor worldwide.

 

Institutions affiliated to ESoA: the institutions listed below have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which establishes the objectives and the scope of ESoA.

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Acronym

Name of the organization

Country

1

UCL

Université Catholique, Louvain La-Neuve

BE

2

KUL

KU Leuven

BE

3

EPFL

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

CH

4

CTU

Czech Technical University, Prague

CZ

5

IMST

IMST Gmbh, Duisburg

DE

6

KIT

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe

DE

7

UKIEL

University of Kiel

DE

8

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

DK

9

UPC

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

ES

10

UPM

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

ES

11

UPV

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

ES

12

USC

University of Santiago de Compostela

ES

13

UC3M

University Carlos III, Madrid

ES

14

AALTO

AALTO University, Helsinki

FI

15

UR1

University of Rennes 1

FR

16

UNS

Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice

FR

17

BREST

Telecom Bretagne, Brest

FR

18

UNIZAG

University of Zagreb, Zagabria

HR

19

TAU

Tel Aviv University,

IL

20

UNISI

Universita' degli Studi di Siena

IT

21

UNIFI

Universita' degli Studi di Firenze

IT

22

SAPIENZA

Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

IT

23

POLITO

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

IT

24

UNINA

Unıversıta' deglı Studi di Napoli "Federıco II"

IT

25

MVG

Microwave Vision Group Italy

IT

26

CNR

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

IT

27

UNITN

University of Trento,

IT

28

UNIRC

Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

IT

29

TNO

TNO, The Netherland

NL

30

TuDELFT

Technical University of Delft,

NL

31

CHALMERS

Chalmers University of Technology

SE

32

METU

Middle East Technical University, Ankara

TR

33

QMUL

Queen Mary College of London

UK

34

LBORO

Laughborough University

UK

 

ESoA board

The ESoA board is composed by 39 members; 34 for each affiliated institution, who are also coordinators of courses, plus other 5 members: one member from European Space Agency (ESA), one from European Microwave Association (EuMA) one from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S) and one from the EurAAP working group of Propagation.  The ESoA Board meets two or three times per year and gets continuously stimulus to updating the courses and introducing new ones. The coordinators of the courses improve the content of each edition for maintain each course at the state-of-the-art level. Several new junior professors are included in the structure when they reach the right maturity, and in doing so, the ESoA board members perform a talent scouting action in conferences. ESoA also constitutes a strong tool for improving the dialogue between the universities and the industries, giving thereby employment opportunities to students.

 

Portfolio of the ESoA Courses

In this file you can find a list of the courses offered by the ESoA.

 

Contact information

ESoA Classroom

European School of Antennas (ESoA)

Contact Name: Prof. Stefano Maci

Contact Email: macis@dii.unisi.it