Seven International Research Partner Institutions


2023 Call for Applications: Applications are now open to travel to any foreign university!

Due to the impact of COVID on international travel, IRECCEE now sponsors research experiences to any international university (in addition to our international partners) with a previously established research relationship. Proof of your or your domestic mentor’s relationship with the foreign mentor is required.

University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

  • Ranked 9th (2019) in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Civil Engineering
  • Largest faculty of engineering in Australia
  • Research focus: construction management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structures and materials, surveying & geospatial sciences, sustainability, transport, water, waste management
  • 8 research centers and hubs

Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

Department of Civil Engineering 

  • Ranked 3rd (2019) in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Civil Engineering
  • Winner of more than 10 National Natural Science Awards, State Technological Invention Awards, and National Scientific and technological Progress Awards
  • Research focus: civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, and construction management
  • 7 research institues and 9 laboratories

Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (Chennai, India)

Department of Civil Engineering

  • Ranked 3rd in India in QS Top Universities 2019 in civil & structural engineering
  • Recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India
  • Research focus: building technology and construction management, environmental and water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering
  • Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment

University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

  • Ranked 8th (2019) in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Environmental Science & Engineering
  • One of the top civil engineering programs in Canada
  • Research focus: construction, environmental engineering & science, geotechnical & geoenvironmental, materials, structural, transportation, and water resources
  • Facilities: 78 research laboratories, 26 specialized instructional laboratories, and numerous modern lecture rooms

Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Department of Civil Engineering

  • Ranked 2nd program in Africa (The African Exponent 2018)
  • One of the most beautiful campuses in the world
  • Research focus: construction engineering & management, water & environmental engineering, structural engineering & civil engineering informatics, and geotechnical & transport engineering
  • Advanced laboratories and facilities
  • Close to Cape Town

EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia)

Department of Civil Engineering

  • One of the top programs in South America
  • Research focus: metrology, materials, machines and tools, hydraulics, optics, applied physics, and seismology
  • Facilities: Laboratory Center with 47 spaces including 12 graduate laboratories
  • Home of Agros Center for Innovation and Apollo Supercomputer Center

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

  • Ranked 46th in the world ranking of universities with sustainable policies with a focus on environmental protection and preservation
  • Leader in environmental research in Israel
  • Research focus: environmental engineering, materials engineering, and energy engineering
  • World-class laboratory facilities