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Logo Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Information Event: Session 3-A Implementation Challenges from the Perspective of University Administrators Yoshie Takahara Office for the Planning and Coordination of International Affairs Kyushu University
Implementation Challenges in the Perspective of University Administrators 1. Status of Third-Country Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Erasmus Mundus (EM)-Phase II 2. Double/Multiple Degree or Joint Degree 3.Challenges for University Administrators 4. Prospective EM effects on Japanese HEIs
Status of Third-country HEIs in EM-Phase II StatusEligible Activities Phase-I (2004-2008): Third-country HEIs could participate in EMMCs as an associate partner. Exchange students and scholars with EM consortium. Phase-II (2009-2013): Third-country HEIs can be a full partner of the EM consortium. Offering double/multiple or joint degree in partnership with the consortium members. Exchange students and scholars as an associate partner. EMMC: Erasmus Mundus Master Course
Double/Multiple Degree or Joint Degree Double/Multiple Degree – two or more national diplomas issued by two or more HEIs and recognised officially in the countries where the degree-awarding institutions are located. Joint Degree – a single diploma issued by at least two HEIs offering an integrated programme and recognized officially in the countries where the degree-awarding institutions are located.
Challenges for University Administrators Coordination of Curricula, Credits and Degree Financial Coordination Student Recruitment Applications & Admissions Accepting Students EM Alumni
Coordination of curricula, credits and degree discussion and agreement among consortium members. consent of the relevant faculty of the university. compliance to the university’s regulations – course contents, credit hours, thesis, etc. Credit Transfer with European HEIs European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)– a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme. Challenges for University Administrators
Coordination of curricula, credits and degree ECTS credits required to complete an EMMC: 60 ECTS (one year) or 120 ECTS (two years) ECTS credit hours 1 ECTS credit = 25-30hrs 60 ECTS credits (one year) = 1500-1800hrs Kyushu University’s credit hours 1 credit = 45hrs 30 credits (two years) = 1350hrs Challenges for University Administrators
Financial Coordination discussion and agreement among consortium members. consultation with the financial department of the university - setting new tuition criteria, receiving EU grant and tuition fees, etc. seeking scholarship funds other than those offered within the framework of an EMMC. EMMC Tuition Contribution to the participation costs (max €4000/semester) will be included in the EMMC scholarship. If the tuition fees established by the consortium are higher than this amount, the consortium should grant the students a fee waiver for the excess. Challenges for University Administrators
EMMC Scholarships Third-Country Students European Country Students Researcher Scholarships Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs €4000 for a one- year EMMC; €8000 for courses longer than one year €3000 only if the EMMC includes a mobility period to a Third-Country partner Max contribution to participation costs (including insurance coverage) €4000 / semester€2000 / semester Monthly allowance€1000 / month€500 / month Living allowance (including travel costs) €1200 / week for a max duration of 3 months per scholar Challenges for University Administrators
Student Recruitment Cooperation with partner institutions. Study abroad fairs held in the targeted countries. Scholarships funded by EU, companies or the university itself. EM alumni network. Challenges for University Administrators
Applications and Admissions Applications Credential assessment of applications. Selection by the EM consortium. Admissions Admission by the consortium universities. Acceptance letters. Visa procedures. Accommodation arrangements. Explicit communication with EM students. Challenges for University Administrators
Accepting Students Health insurance. Air port pick up. Settlement with the country’s national laws and culture. Orientation. Peer tutor system; support from students’ body. Local language training Support for academic English learning. Challenges for University Administrators
EM Alumni Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association contributes to securing sponsorship and recruiting students. can provide feedback on their experience of the EMMC. Works as a consultative forum. EM Alumni Association can provide assistance to current EM students in coordinating information relating to visas and mobility, in sharing information between students and in communicating student problems to the Commission. Challenges for University Administrators
Prospective EM effects on Japanese HEIs Collaboration with European and non-European HEIs to develop highly integrated joint masters/doctorate courses. Bringing in the brightest and best qualified students from all over the world. Reassessing academic quality and efficiency of administration and absorbing the strong points of the partners. Prospective EM effects on Japanese HEIs
For internationalization of university administration in Japan, we need; Greater institutional flexibility in order to ‘make things happen’. Skill and knowledge development of administrative staff to work with counterparts in the partner institutions.
Logo Thank you very much. Yoshie Takahara, Kyushu University email@example.com Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Information Event: Session 3-A Implementation Challenges from the Perspective of University Administrators References: ERASMUS MUNDUS Handbook of Quality ERASMUS MUNDUS 2009-2013 Programme Guide
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