The University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediène (USTHB) started in September 1974. It is sited at the East of Algiers near the international airport. The USTHB is made up of eight faculties: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and engineering Process, Electronics and Computer Sciences, Sciences of the Earth and Regional planning. 22000 students are registered in first and second cycle (licence and Master) whereas 3500 others are registered in postgraduation (Magister and Doctorate). On the plan of research, 52 laboratories activate in various fields. The University USTHB entered in the new education system (Licence, Master, and Doctorate) in 2005 2006. Each year, USTHB graduates around 1200 engineers, 300 Magisters and 120 Doctorates. Many enterprises favour the engineers from USTHB for the recruitment. USTHB has a wide network of industrial companies for cooperating in education and research. Many students perform their master thesis in collaboration with companies. The USTHB has particpated in several European projects in TEMPUS programme. USTHB collaborates in the education and research areas with several European universities.
USTHB is project manager of the ANL-MEd. The main role of the USTHB is to coordinate all the activities in the project and to administrate the project resources. The managerial activities are carried out in WP7.