The key academic groups of TRIBOS consortium are leading and world renown in their own field of Tribology and Surface engineering. They are very complementary from point of view of surfaces, lubricants and interfaces, as well as engineering component design. Thus, their involvement in a single programme enables integration of the whole range of tribology sub-areas required for successful application solutions.

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana (est.1919), largest university in Slovenia, is one of the top 500 universities (Shanghai rank).

University of Leeds, UK

University of Leeds is among the top 100 universities in the world with international reputation in research and teaching.

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is a leading education and research institution situated in Sweden.

University of Coimbra, Portugal

University of Coimbra has a strong internationalisation, one can feel the international atmosphere created by the gathering together, on a permanent basis, of students, teachers and researchers of different cultural backgrounds from all around the world (20% of its students come from about 60 countries).