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1 1 European Higher Education for the World – Studies and Promotion idea of the Erasmus Mundus Program in a global context the individual students’ perspective Katarzyna Hadaś, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań,Poland

2 2 ERASMUS MUNDUS European Union Program provides for the establishment of ‘Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses’ with scholarships for students and scholars from all over the world, to obtain qualifications and experience in the European Union

3 3 The EU policy of education open and competing to the world

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5 5 ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme Actions Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Action 2: Scholarships - for third-country highly qualified students and scholars Action 3: Partnerships between EU and non-Eu HEIs Action 4: Enhancing the attractiveness of Europe as an educational destination

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7 7 ACTION 1 - ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSES existing joint (international) master programs to which Erasmus Mundus status has been given to open them to non- EU students and teachers high-quality masters courses delivered by networks of prestigious universities (consortium) selected on the basis of the quality of the proposed training and hosting of students offered by a consortium of at least 3 higher education institutions from 3 different European countries studies lasting 1 to 2 years (60 to 120 ECTS credits) Language courses and daily use of at least 2 EU languages Award of a joint, a double or a multiple degree (diploma) officially recognised in EU countries

8 8 ACTION 2: SCHOLARSHIPS – only for non–EU nationals Student mobility: 1 year study: 16,000 € (10 study months x 1,600 €) 5,000 € for travel expenses, tuition fees etc Total: 21,000 € per student for a one-year course fees- up to 10,000 € per year! Scholar mobility: 13,000 € per scholar (3 months x 4,000 € plus a fixed amount of 1,000 € for travel expenses) Grants are paid to grantees by consortia

9 9 Ongoing Mundus projects -selection 2004 1. tropEd – European Master of Science Programme in International Health 2. Master der Europäischen Rechtspraxis 3. EMMS - Joint European Masters Programme in Materials Science 4. CoMundus – European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies 5. European Master in Law andEconomics 6. European Joint Master in Water and Coastal Management 7. MSc EF Master of Science in European Forestry 8. NOHA MUNDUS European Masters Degree in International Humanitarian Aid 9. EuMI - European Master in Informatics 10. IMRD - Erasmus Mundus International Master of Science in Rural 11. European Masters Program in Computational 12. European Masters Degree in Higher Education 13. EURO-AQUAE – Euro Hydro- Informatics & Water Management 14. International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory 15. MEEM - Mechnical Engineering Erasmus Mundus Masters Course 16. ALGANT - Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory 17. EMCL – European Masters Clinical Linguistics 18. MEES – Masters in Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology 19. MERIT – Masters in Research in Information Technologies

10 10 Ongoing Mundus projects -selection 2005 1.SpaceMaster – Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology 2.EMM Nano. Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3. MA SEN: Special Education Needs 4.European Master in Global Studies 5.GEM: Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management 6.Erasmus Mundus MA – European Journalism: The Global Challenge 7.Master of Industrial Mathematics 8.Master Mundus: Crossways in European Humanities 9.MSc in Network and e-Business Centred Computing 10.European Masters Course in Aeronautics and Space Technology 11.AMASE: Joint European Masters Programme in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering 12.Master International “Vintage”, Vine, Wine and Terroir Management 13.MESPOM: Environmental Science, Policy and Management 14.MIME: Master européen en Ingénierie des Médias pour l’Education 15.SEFOTECH.nut: European MSc Degree in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

11 11 ERASMUS MUNDUS Main Outputs 2004-2008 100 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses 5,000 grants for incoming third-country students 1,100 grants for incoming third-country scholars


13 13 34 ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSES –2005 (about 50 – for the academic year 2006/07) EXAMPLES OF CONSORTIA OFFERING STUDIES EMM Nano. Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and NanotechnologyEMM Nano. Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2 years) B – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (co- ordinator) S - Chalmers University of Technology NL - Technische Universiteit Delft NL - Universiteit Leiden D - Technische Universität Dresden MESPOM: Environmental Science, Policy and ManagementMESPOM: Environmental Science, Policy and Management (2 years) S – Lund Universitet (co-ordinator) HU - Közép-Europai Egyetem Alapitvany UK - University of Manchester GR - Panepistimio Aigaiou European Master in Global StudiesEuropean Master in Global Studies (2 years) D – Universität Leipzig (co-ordinator) UK - London School of Economics and Political Science AT - Universität Wien PL – University of Wroclaw GEM: Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and ManagementGEM: Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (1 year, 6 months) NL – International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (co- ordinator) UK - University of Southampton S - Lunds Universitet PL - University of Warsaw

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16 16 Information about Mundus and European higher education List of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses with links to websites providing detailed information: education/programmes /mundus/projects/inde x_en.html http://www.mundusamu. Ploteus Seleccione el nivel educativo: Seleccione el idioma en que quiere aprender: Seleccione dónde quiere aprender: Seleccione qué quiere aprender: portal/searchcustom.jsp

17 17 Personal intercultural experience and the perception of the European Higher Education by students from the third countries (non-EU countries) who study in Europe interviews - 30 students questionnaire survey - 162 students respondents from: China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekhistan, Kirghizstan, Kazahstan, Russia, India Togo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, USA, Argentina, Chile and Colombia

18 18 I. Barriers to global mobility academic barriers -institutional -recognition -educational, scientific and linguistic social barriers -cross-cultural adaptation -socialising with host country students, -financial means barriers of psychological nature  preconceptions  worries after arrival

19 19 Racism, cultural alienation “All is weird here. The society is not encouraging to foreigners. Hospitality of people is very low compared to expectations. A lot of people look at me bad. I won’t lie to you. It was very bad experience. You get beaten up. I was beaten up by skinheads in Lodz. I was hospitalised for two months. It was bad. I was broken hands, broken legs. It was about my skin colour.”

20 20 Stereotypes “Bad stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs are shaped by the Polish media. Not openness. What makes us difficult to get on well with each other is stereotypes. You start talking to someone and when you say you’re a Muslim everybody is looking at me with fear and the talk stops to be loose” “There are many students from different countries at the university and in Hannover who complain that some professors treat us like children, supposing that we might have a very little knowledge. Stereotype and feeling of superiority over the poor countries… it also shapes one’s behaviour and the behaviour changes. Unfortunately…”.

21 21 Problems with communication “First two, three months of going to the lectures was a tragedy! Other students took part in the classes, exercises… and I couldn’t say anything!! I couldn’t express myself! It’s horrible when you have something to say but don’t know how. The teacher asked me about something but I couldn’t answer!. I was crying. And people laugh at you when you make a mistake in Polish and don’t hear what you want to say. They think that you don’t have the knowledge.”

22 22 II. Promises, benefits, opportunities –Benefits for one’s education. –Developing cultural experiences. –Enriching identity, increasing knowledge of one’s self. –Building global understanding

23 23 Enriching identity, increasing knowledge of one’s self. “ What I learned is that it is most important to go through the experience, even if you don’t know how to do it. I was, for example very timid going to the administrates. You must have a try even if something seems to be impossible” “I must admit that coming here and the stay here changed me very much. I have become a better person here. I have become more composed, calm and tolerant. I have become more honest and hard-working”.

24 24 Global awareness “I made the discovery that although cultures and customs often differ greatly, the people as individuals are not very different from one another” “The psychically unnoticed ‘wall’ between ‘Europeans’ and ‘Non- Europeans’, respectively between European and Non-European looking people makes the dialogue so difficult. But I think that this ‘wall’ can be removed by the dialogue”.

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