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1 1 Nordic Master Programme

2 Pilot project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers Part of the Nordic Council of Minister’s strategy to: o strengthen the Nordic region as a more coherent unit o boost the region’s competitiveness in a globalized world o strengthen the position as an attractive region for education Supports HEIs in the Nordic countries to develop joint master programmes of high quality Call for proposals in 2007, 2009 and Extra calls in 2012 and 2013 (Deadline ) Allocations of DKK 1 million (2013: 1.1 million) Programme organiser >: SIU Decision has been made for a permanent programme – First call for proposals expected in

3 Nordic Master Programme Background: Part of the Nordic Council of Minister’s strategy to: o strengthen the Nordic region as a more coherent unit o boost the region’s competitiveness in a globalized world o strengthen the position as an attractive region for education 3

4 Nordic Master Programme Objectives: Stimulate and support cooperation between Nordic higher education institutions (HEIs) to develop master programmes offered jointly by the cooperating institutions Create innovative and attractive master programmes of high international quality Draw on the strengths of each country and of each institution Attract the best Nordic and non-Nordic students Provide the spread of ”best practice” between Nordic HEIs Strengthen the international profile in Nordic HEIs 4

5 5 Programme requirements: Programmes must encompass 120 ECTS, i.e. be 2-year courses of study Each of the participating HEIs must contribute a a minimum of 20 ECTS Programmes must be taught in English (with possible exceptions) ”Joint study programmes” with graduates receiving one joint or two/multiple national diplomas, depending on national legislation Nordic Master Programme

6 6 Programme requirements: No limitations with regard to disciplines The consortium must be able to provide a doctorate within the discipline concerned, by at least one of the partner institutions Nordic Master Programme

7 Consortia: Collaborating institutions apply as a consortium Each consortium must consist of minimum 3 HEIs from 3 different Nordic countries (incl. the autonomous areas, but not the Baltic countries) One partner acts as coordinator with the overall responsibility of the project (e.g. payments, reporting, etc.) 7

8 Nordic Master Programme Results: o 2007: 41 applications, 6 projects granted support o 2009: 10 applications, 4 projects granted support o 2010: 34 applications, 6 projects granted support o 2012: 8 applications, 4 projects granted support Total (2 projects have since been cancelled) => 14 Nordic Master Programmes are now up and running Institutions from all the Nordic countries are involved both as network partners and coordinators Some institutions are involved in several projects Coordinating institutions Denmark6 Finland3 Iceland2 Norway4 Sweden5 20 8

9 Nordic Master Programme Nordic Master in Gerontology Coordinator: University of Jyväskylä Nordic Master in Plant Pathology Coordinator: University of Copenhagen Nordic Master in the Religious Roots of Europe Coordinator: Århus University Nordic Master in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Coordinator: University of Bergen Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering Coordinator: Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) Nordic Master in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies Coordinator: Åbo University Nordic Master in Didactics of Mathematic Coordinator: University of Agder Programmes implemented: 9

10 Nordic Master Programme Nordic Master in computational chemistry and physics Coordinator: University of Tromsø Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering Coordinator: Technical University of Denmark Everyday Practices in Changing Societies Coordinator: University of Helsinki (University of Linköping) Viking and Medieval Norse Studies Coordinator: University of Iceland Aquatic Food Production-Safety and Quality (AQFood) Coordinator: Technical University of Denmark Dance Education as Artistic Practice and Research - Teaching and Learning in Dance as Embodied Reflective Practice Coordinator: Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance Nordic Master Program in Sustainable Urban Transitions Coordinator: Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg Master programme in Biodiversity and Systematics Coordinator: Göteborg university eNviro5Tech Coordinator: Technical University of Denmark 10

11 Nordic Master Programme Experiences: Many of the overall objectives of the programme has been achieved The institutions can provide educations they would not be able to offer on their own Take advantage of established research collaboration Many institutions have been motivated for developing joint master programmes Several institutions are involved in more than one Nordic Master Programme A number of challenges and problem areas has been identified 11

12 Nordic Master Programme 2013 Call for proposals: Deadline Online application system: Espresso Full text of Call for proposals and Guidelines for applicants: Programme/(view)/4959 Programme/(view)/4959 New feature: Support for Preparatory Visits Contact information: 12

13 13 SENTER FOR INTERNASJONALISERING AV UTDANNING TLF: FAKS: E-POST: POSTADRESSE: PB 1093, 5809 BERGEN BESØKSADRESSE: VASKERELVEN 39


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