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Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Expanding on Erasmus… Erasmus of Rotterdam –Humanist and theologian –Rotterdam 1466 –Basel 1536 –Numerous study journeys in 15 th century Europe ERASMUS –EuRopean Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Erasmus Mundus Global students interested in international masters’ –European Commission supports joint-masters’ throughout Europe Vary in academic discipline, but maintain a strong emphasis on: –Quality (of education, experiences and applicants) –Opportunity (potential scholarships specifically for EM, educational and cultural experience) –Mobility (over 200 European universities involved)
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Erasmus Mundus Objectives Improve quality of higher education in Europe Ensure worldwide recognition of European universities as centres of excellence Remain at leading edge of academic developments + innovation Prepare citizens for global society Promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Erasmus Mundus – Main points Former Portuguese Minister of Education Eduardo Marcal Grilo –New system for funding for students and universities –Improving global accreditation (Bologna Process standardizing European higher education, programme time and quality) –Setting Europe at the centre of global higher education: combining history, art, ethics, language in accordance with education to create globally- adaptable graduates PARTNERSHIP: EM universities strengthen programmes through high quality, integrated & globally relevant masters programmes Benefit & attractiveness of Erasmus Mundus
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association EMA history and activities Founded: June 2006 by an initiavive of EC Director General of Education –Continued support to young and eager organization –President, Sterring Committee –Team suppport: Jobs, IT, Conferences, Promotion, Policy, Magazine and Newletter 2000+ Mundus members from around the world (aim for 5500) –All EM courses eligible Promote EM label as a sign of excellence and quality of European Higher Education –Evidence of cooperation in European education
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association EMA Mission The mission of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association is to serve the interests of Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni, notably by providing a forum for networking, communication and collaboration and by promoting Erasmus Mundus as a European programme of excellence in international education.
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Interaction amongst EMA members Annual General Assembly –Traditionally in Brussels or European universities Conferences and events –Link members Interaction through virtual platforms –Community Pages at: www.em-a.eu Regional and national alumni chapters –Country Representatives Sharing activities and experiences –Emanate (EMA magazine) –Word of mouth –Enthusiastic about Erasmus Mundus –Newsletter
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association EMA Promotion As students, more access to students –Sharing activities and experiences –Enthusiastic about Erasmus Mundus Provide information to local “alumni” regarding European Higher Education Fairs and other events –Country Representatives –Regional Alumni Chapters –Word of mouth Interaction with other international student organisations (IFISO) Disseminate information via international student organisations –Theme-based email list servs –Conferences and events –Via local alumni
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Wide diversity amongst EMA members From Sustainable Forestry to Seismology and Humanitarian Aid to Health Sciences EM Master Courses cover a large variety of areas: –Economics and Management –Engineering and Technology –Law and Policy –Materials Science –Health Sciences –Communication –Education –Humanities –Environmental Sciences –Agriculture and related sciences
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association EMA – Global, regioinal and enthusiastic
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association Could you be a member of EMA? For more information, regarding Erasmus Mundus or EMA, check our website: –www.em-a.eu Thank you!