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1 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January 2011

2 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January ERASMUS MUNDUS PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

3 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January ERASMUS MUNDUS Flagship Programme Key Words – High Quality – Excellence – Innovation – Integrated Mobility

4 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January THE PROJECT Your idea or A partners? If a partners: –Are you confident that it fits with your goals? If your idea: –Who else has validated it?

5 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January PARTNERS? How many? Do you know them? Are you equally confident with all of them? Do they all have relevant experience? Do they all have high reputation – national and international? Do the partners really complement one another? What role(s) will each partner have? Which individuals will undertake the work?

6 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January Do your regulations allow award of joint or double degrees? Do your partners regulations allow award of joint or double degrees? What is the time table for the validation of new programmes?

7 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January MANAGEMENT Ensure that your university and your department are fully on board Prepare a business plan early Everyone needs to understand the resource / financial implications Everyone needs to understand that high quality international joint programmes are complex, require considerable, intensive work and ongoing commitment

8 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January MANAGEMENT Early partnership agreement essential – recognition and governance issues need to be addressed early Agree who will be the project manager – establish a plan with milestones and deliverables Plan a series of meetings with partners leading up to the submission of the application Establish a standard agenda for meeting – insist on timely production of all papers – this means that drafting responsibilities must be clear Involve an experienced administrator from each institution all the time – they should help with drafting some sections Keep senior management well briefed

9 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January Are you sure: –That your proposal is innovative / unique? –That mobility will be integral and add value? Treat all parts of the application seriously – there are no routine throw away sections – which is why at initial drafting stage it can be helpful to share the work Remember that the assessors may not be from your discipline – so communicate your ideas If possible ask someone outside the consortium to read A late draft

10 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January Joint Masters Courses A1 academic quality – course content (30%) –Remember assessors first impressions are critical – this section must persuade them

11 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January A1 – Needs analysis Added-value compared with existing masters Structure – content – added value of mobility

12 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January Masters Courses Learning outcomes and employability Consortium composition and expertise of key staff Interaction with professional, socio- economic / scientific / cultural sectors – make early contact and be able to show that support is real

13 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January A2 Course Integration (25%) Is the curriculum genuinely joint, integrated, fully recognised in all partners? Joint student application selection and admission Joint examination and assessment – use of ects – joint diploma supplement Explain student participation costs - fees

14 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January A3 Course Management Visibility And Sustainability Measures (20%) Role of partners – cooperation mechanisms! – Governance Partner institutions financial contribution Financial management – development and sustainability Course promotion

15 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January A4 Student Services And Facilities (15%) Information and student support Student agreement – model Services Language policy Student networking

16 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January A5 Quality Assurance And Evaluation (10%) Internal evaluation External quality assurance

17 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programmes Good starting points: – Qaa code of practice – section 1 postgraduate research programmes –Uk research councils – joint statement of the skills training requirements for research students –Esrc postgraduate training and development guidelines 2009 Nb: doctoral candidates are expected to be employed

18 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January B1 Academic And Research Quality (25%) This is your chance to get the key messages to the assessors – win their attention and support Needs analysis Added value compared with existing programmes – you need to research and demonstrate Programme originality, innovation, scientific quality Training – transferable skills Collaboration with the employment sector – future careers Outcomes – innovative, educational, scientific, technological – skills and competences

19 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January B2 Partnership Experience And Composition (25%) Relevance of consortium – expertise of key academic and research staff Complementarity and diversity of consortium members Track record in networking and cooperation Role of professional / non-academic / economic/ scientific / cultural sector participants – must be real and demonstrable

20 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January B3 European Integration And Functioning Of The Programme (20%) Structured – integrated organisation exploiting current good practice in doctoral / graduate / research schools or co-tutelle arrangements / recognition – use of ects? Relevance – organisation of mobility Common standards for application / selection / admission / review of doctoral candidates Participation costs – fees! Quality of joint supervision and monitoring Degrees awarded

21 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January B4 Provision For Emjd Candidates And Fellowship Holders (15%) Promotion strategy Student support and services Language policy Doctoral employment contracts Career advice Doctoral candidate agreement

22 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January B5 Programme Management And Quality Assurance (15%) Organisation and cooperation within the consortium Development and sustainability plan Complementary funding Internal evaluation and external quality assessment

23 Erasmus Mundus Information Day 20 January ERASMUS MUNDUS IS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE ONLY APPLICATIONS WHICH ADDRESS ALL FACETS OF THE APPLICATION EFFECTIVELY WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF SUCCESS


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