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The Erasmus Mundus programme: How international HE cooperation and mobility can build capacities Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation Unit Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Evolution of Erasmus Mundus 2004 EM Phase I 2004-2008 EM Masters Courses + scholarships for students & scholars 2006 EM External Cooperation Window 2009 – 2013 EM Phase II Projects to promote European HE Managed by DG EAC + EACEA Partnerships of EU and 3C HEIs + scholarships for students at different levels and for staff Managed by AIDCO + EACEA ACTION 1: EM Masters Courses EM Joint Doctorates + scholarships for students & scholars ACTION 2: Partnerships of EU and 3C HEIs + scholarships for students at different levels and for staff ACTION 3: Attractiveness projects to promote European HE
Action 1 Integrated masters or doctorate programme Developed and delivered by a consortium of universities located in at least three European countries Co-ordinated by a European university (non- European universities can be partners) Full scholarships for Masters students and doctoral candidates; grants for scholars for EMMCs Consortium receives EUR 30k / 50k per year for management
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Large partnerships between universities from the EU and universities from a specific region Regions and lots defined according to DEVCO/ELARG/EEAS priorities in regions/countries Scholarships of 1 month to 3 years for bachelor, master, doctorate, post-doctorate students + HE staff Mobility not linked to specific programmes Adressing different target groups including vulnerable groups Integration of cross-cutting issues Partnerships receive management fee of EUR 20,000 x number of partners
Erasmus Mundus – Action 3 Attractiveness projects Studies Can address key areas for international HE cooperation, including third-country/regional priorities Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association
6 Erasmus Mundus to date 123 EMMCs and 24EMJDs offering scholarships 2011 116 A2 partnerships selected, 2007 - 2010 HEIs involved: 365 EU, 194 non-EU (A1) HEIs involved: 256 EU, 566 non-EU (A2) Action 1 scholarships: 12,000 Masters students, 1,600 Masters scholars 240 Doctoral fellows selected Action 2 scholarships: 20,500 mobilities organised or planned (2007-2010 selections)
Follow-up and monitoring A2 projects report on gender, vulnerable groups, anti-brain drain, sustainability ROM assessment of individual partnerships in specific regions Evaluation of programme and certain individual lots All A2 lots decided subject to annual decisions on funding (Action fiche review) Graduate Impact Survey, Employability cluster Now interim evaluation of programme
Capacity-building for individuals Addresses need for PhD-level staff in 3Cs Training, particularly at postgrad levels, in agreed areas for cooperation All joint programmes and partnerships must display relevance Also internships in organisations / companies (associate partners) Vulnerable groups addressed through TG3
Building capacities for institutions helps to internationalise HE in third countries contributes to building institutional partnerships on equal basis between EU and third countries and among third countries shares good practices teaching methods and approaches have been modified concrete benefits from HE to reducing poverty
Building capacities for institutions participation in design and management of joint programmes involvement in key issues for international higher education cooperation: accreditation, recognition, student mobility joint programmes address a range of issues shared on global level (environmental sciences, agriculture and food, urban development)
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