T.I.M.E. is a network of 51 leading Engineering Schools and Faculties and Technical Universities which offers, through a system of voluntary bilateral agreements between its members, promotion and recognition of academic excellence and relevance to the international labour market in the form of Double Degrees in engineering and in related fields.
Through its double degree activities, T.I.M.E. promotes high-quality engineering education and produces graduates who are able to work transnationally and in trans-cultural environments.
T.I.M.E.'s values include a strong commitment to "long-cycle" engineering studies, high scientific quality based on research, high quality of teaching and active partnership with the industrial sector.
The founding Charter (signed in 1989) states the fundamental mission of T.I.M.E.: "furthering high-level educational programmes for engineers and industrial executives, preparing them to function across national borders in the European Community and in the world" (with a dual cultural background).
The main role of T.I.M.E. as a network is to facilitate bilateral agreements for exchange of students between its members, leading to Double Degrees of the "long cycle" type (i.e. at the Master's level), with a prolongation of study of no more than one academic year.