Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level education institution in the south-east of Ireland of 10,000 students and 1,000 staff. WIT is a leading research-intensive Institute with approximately 208 Research postgraduate students, and 149 PhD students. Undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. WIT has 208 Research postgraduate students, and 149 PhD students. WIT is home to almost 800 international students from over 70 countries and places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience. Over the last 10 years Waterford Institute has successfully attracted over €141 million in research funding (e.g. PRTLI, SFI and EU frameworks Programme FP4 to FP7 and most recently H2020). WIT areas of R&D expertise include ICT and health sciences research. Researchers in WIT have substantial experience in coordinating projects and securing funding in these areas at national and EU level. As a result of its work on collaborative research projects, WIT has built extensive alliances with leading industrial and academic partners across Europe.
University of Maribor (UM) has 1100 researchers and teaching staff collaborates with economic partners, civil society, public administration and other institutions. UM supports research and art with a focus on well-being and societal development. UM focuses on the priority area of Horizon 2020 “Societal challenges – Health, demographic changes and well-being”. Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) offers five study programmes: an undergraduate programme in Nursing Care; postgraduate master programmes in Nursing Care, Management in Health and Social Organizations and Bioinformatics; FHS was first in Slovenia offering Postgraduate 2nd and 3rd degree study programme Nursing Care. The researchers at FHS have experiences in coordinating national and EU level projects University students are under stress due to various factors, such as academic pressures. Students can make appointment at the university psychologist, but there is a lack in mental health support within the individual faculties. This may be due to lack of experts in the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology. On the other hand, we have examples of good practice on the national level in four Counselling Centers for children, adolescents with specific learning difficulties and other mental health problems and their parents.