About the partners Partners

Partners of the consortium (3)


Six universities are involved in the master as full partners. They are hosting a semester of studies:

Three universities are associated as associated partners:







European Membrane Society – EMS, Learning society created in the 70ths to promote the knowledge and the use of membranes and membrane processes both at Universities and in Industry


European Membrane House a.i.s.b.l. - EMH
Durable integrated structure created in 2008 as at an outcome of the European Network of Excellence NanoMemPro (FP6)

Czech Republic

CZEMP - Czech Membrane Platform

Chaire UNESCO SIMEV "Membrane Science applied to environnement". 




Pall Corporation (membrane manufacturer), Pall Life Sciences R&D


Czech Republic


DHI, Innovation Products and Technology Department

MEGA a.s. (membrane manufacturer)



Alfa Laval (equipment and system manufacturer – membrane end-user)


EDF (French Electricity national company – membranes end-user)Department of Materials and Composant Mechanic

Total S.A. (multinational energy company – membranes end-user)Corporate Science and Technology - Catalysis and Process Engineering

VEOLIA Environment (environmental services in the water: water production and wastewater treatment – membranes end user) Water Research Center


GVS Filter Technology (manufacturers of security insert molded filter components)


Joint Stock Company Scientific and Technical Centre “Vladipor” (development and creation of membranes and technological processes)

The Netherlands

KEMA (energy production – membranes  end-user)




Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Dakar



Universiy of Laval, Institut of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods


University of Santiago de Chile, Department of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Membrane Separation Processes


Universidad Tecnológica de Tecamachalco


Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz


PERMEANT (NSF project)
Support of the USA participants of the Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies (PERMEANT). PERMEANT is joint project funding through National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for International Research and Educationprogram. The USA participants are: Michigan State University and Duke University)

The Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Laboratory

University of Michigan, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department

University of Colorado, MAST Center (Membrane Applied Science and Technology Center)
NSF Multi-University Site Industry-Universit, Cooperative Research Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemical engineering



UNEP TONGJI Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development
College of Environmental Science and Engineering
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse Study


Waseda University, Department of Earth Sciences and Graduate School of Science and Engineering


National University of Singapore - NUS, Faculty of Engineering, Department of chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

South Korea

Hanyang University, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering


Chung Yuan University, R&D Center for Membrane Technology

National Taiwan University
Department of Chemical Engineering



Monash University, Faculty of Science – School of Chemistry



Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science


University of Bari, Department of Chemistry


Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology


Kuban State University, Physical Chemistry Department


Permeant Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies involving:


On the 6th December of 2019, the 3rd edition EM3E-4SW Masters Students had the opportunity to visit the observatory of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, in the Hautes-Pyrénéess located at 2,878 meters above sea level.
Richard Müller, astrophysicist and researcher shared with them his boundless passion for the sun. Indeed, Richar Muller has been at the observatory for over thirty years! This visit allowed the students to know the secrets of the Bernard Lyot Telescope, the largest optical telescope in Metropolitan France with 2 meters of diameter.

An interesting and enjoyable day!

EMS Summer School 2019


Our first-year students Nadin Al-Jariry and Dharmjeet Madhav and our second-year student Ignacio Hegoburu were awarded grants from the European Membrane Society (EMS) for attending the EMS Summer School 2019, held from June 23 to 28, 2019 at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom). The EM3E-4SW team sends its warm thanks to the EMS for this special support and for the opportunity given to the three students to take part in this event focused on "Membranes for a Sustainable Future".

EM3E-4SW, Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering for a Sustainable World

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering for a Sustainable World, EM3E-4SW (earlier EM3E), offers an advanced educational programme related to membrane science and engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering and focused on specific applicative fields.

The master was born in 2010. In that year, it was labelled by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master for the period 2011-2017. In 2016, the European Commission renewed the label under the Erasmus+ programme and confirmed the excellence of the programme.

The master involves 6 High Education Institutions of 5 European countries: University of Twente (Netherlands), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Czech Republic), Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) and Université de Montpellier (France, coordinating organisation). Associated partners are the Università della Calabria (Italy) and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

The pedagogical project of Master comes from the close collaboration between partners through the European Research Network of Excellence NanoMemPro (EU-FP6) started in 2004.

* Erasmus+ programme, Erasmus Mundus scheme, is an educational programme launched by the European Commission to promote the cooperation and mobility of higher education. It is a unique opportunity to offer attractive scholarships to non-European and European students by placing emphasis on the diversity of the students’ origin.






The Université of Toulouse welcomes more than 80 000 students and 10 000 researchers. This is the third university in term of number of students after Paris and Lyon. This is the fourth-ranked region in France in terms of the number of researchers with 3,4 % of the GDP in the region devoted to research and development. All scientific disciplines are represented : 22 % are researchers in medicine biology and agronomy, 18 % are in mathematics and  information and communication sciences and techniques,  20 % are in physics, chemistry, engineering science,  8 % are in earth and universe sciences and finally 32 % are in social sciences.



The Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) was founded in 1973, and it is the youngest of Lisbon’s three state Universities. The founding of UNL was a response to an ever-increasing demand for higher education in Portugal. UNL consists of five Faculties, three Institutes and a School which offer a wide variety of courses in all areas of knowledge. It offers 29 graduate courses (1st cycle), 89 masters (2nd cycle) – 3 of which are Erasmus Mundus – and 7 integrated master’s programmes, beside doctoral (3rd cycle) and post-graduate courses. Presently, it has 14200 students, of whom 1400 are enrolled in graduate programs. The Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), located in the Campus of Caparica, is today one of the most prestigious schools of Engineering and Science in Portugal. The focus of FCT on academic research is expressed by the increasing impact that FCT publications are obtaining in recognized national and international journals, as well as the number of successful spin-off companies launched in the last 10 years.



The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university. It was founded in 1961 and offers education and research in areas ranging from public policy studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. The UT is the Netherlands' only campus university. The University of Twente currently has over 5200 Bachelor students, 2300 Master students and 800 PhD students. Education (including BSc and MSc) at the UT is organized in courses that are allocated in faculties, such as the Faculty of Science and Technology. All MSc courses are taught in English. Research (including PhD) is organized in multidisciplinary research institutes, such as the IMPACT, MESA+ and BMTI institutes.


The European Membrane House and the European Membrane Society support the creation of the Master EM3E-4SW.