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The European Community Programme ERASMUS MUNDUS Lynne Hunter
ERASMUS MUNDUS Political Context – Challenges Globalisation “Lisbon strategy”: Europe to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society in the world by 2010 European education and training systems to become a world-wide reference for quality and excellence by 2010 Intercultural understanding
ERASMUS MUNDUS Political Context - Way Forward Recognise key role of higher education and research Ensure world-wide recognition of European universities as centre of excellence through own identity, transparent degree system, identification of high-quality courses, attracting best students Remain at leading edge of developments
ERASMUS MUNDUS Political Context - Solutions Main responsibilities remain with European universities and governments General role of European Community is to encourage cooperation Specific role of Erasmus Mundus is to stimulate convergence of education systems and to increase the attractiveness of European higher education world-wide
ERASMUS MUNDUS Aims Promote and identify European quality offer in higher education Attract excellent graduate students and academics from all over the world Foster structured co-operation between European and non- European higher education institutions Improve profile, visibility and accessibility of European higher education in the world Promote intercultural understanding through worldwide co- operation
ERASMUS MUNDUS Target Countries and Participants Higher education institutions in 28 European countries to offer high–quality Masters Courses Graduate students, academics and higher education institutions from all other countries around the world (“third countries”) to participate in these Masters Courses
ERASMUS MUNDUS Overall Funding 230 M€ 2004-2008 (+ maybe 106 M€) Modest start in 2004 (8 M€), steep annual increase Cruise speed by 2008 at 98 M€ (+ maybe 34 M€)
ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme Actions Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Action 2: Scholarships Action 3: Partnerships Action 4: Attractiveness projects
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Corner-stone of the programme High-quality Masters Courses of 1 to 2 years offered by a consortium of at least 3 higher education institutions from 3 different European countries Integrated study programme: one course = one product with common set of features (joint curriculum, joint admission criteria, joint application and selection procedure, common tuition fee etc.) Any discipline
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Study in at least two institutions Award of an officially recognised joint, double or multiple degree Use of at least 2 EU languages (not necessarily 2 languages of instruction) Grant scholarships to third-country graduate students and academics Offer high-quality hosting services for students First 14 Courses started in September 2004, more Courses to start every September
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Funding: 15,000 € for the consortium offering the Masters Course
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: Scholarships Linked to Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Grants for incoming third-country graduate students of high academic quality to follow the Masters Course (about 25 per year) Grants for incoming third-country academics of high academic quality to carry out teaching or research assignments for the Masters Course (about 4 per year) First grantees have studied in Europe since September 2004, many more to start every September
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: Scholarships Erasmus Mundus consortia and Commission publicise selected Masters Courses world-wide Students and academics apply directly to consortia Consortia select students and academics Consortia ensure a geographical balance: No more than 25% of third-country students from the same country No more than 10% of third-country students from the same institution Each third-country scholar from a different country
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: Scholarships - Funding Student mobility: 21,000 € (NZ37,500) per student for a one year course (10 study months x 1,600 € (NZ2,857) plus a fixed amount of 5,000 € (NZ8,900) for travel expenses, tuition fees etc.) or 42,000 € (NZ75,000)per student for a two year course Academic mobility: 13,000 € (NZ23,200) per academic (3 months x 4,000 € (NZ7,142)plus a fixed amount of 1,000 € (NZ1,785) for travel expenses) Grants are paid to grantees by consortia
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 3: Partnerships Between an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and at least one higher education institution from a third country First Partnerships to start in September 2005 Duration: 1 to 3 years (renewable)
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 3: Partnerships Grants for EU-students and EU-academics involved in Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for mobility period (3 months) at third-country partner institution Recognition of study periods acquired at the third-country partner institution Teachers’ exchanges, development and dissemination of new methodologies in higher education, development of co- operation schemes with third-country institutions, etc.
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 3: Partnerships Funding: 5,000 € per year per third-country institution (max. 15,000 € per year and consortium) Student mobility: 3,100 € per student (3 months x 700 € plus a fixed amount of 1,000 €) Academic mobility: 13,000 € per scholar (3 months x 4,000 € plus a fixed amount of 1,000 €) Grants are paid to grantees by consortia
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 4: Enhancing Attractiveness Addressed to higher education institutions and other public or private organisations At least 3 organisations from 3 different European countries Participation of third-country institutions possible Activities can take place everywhere in the world Duration: 1 to 3 years
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 4: Enhancing Attractiveness Promoting European higher education in the world: seminars, conferences, fairs, publications, information and dissemination tools, etc. Access for third-country students to European higher education: pedagogic tools for language training and cultural preparation, more effective methods of hosting and integrating third-country students, services facilitating mobility, etc.
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 4: Enhancing Attractiveness Complementary activities: surveys and studies, mutual recognition of qualifications with third countries, international dimension of quality assurance, credit recognition, curriculum development, etc. Alumni association of all students graduating from Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 4: Enhancing Attractiveness Funding: Grant amounts vary according to size of project EU grant does not normally exceed 75% of eligible project costs
ERASMUS MUNDUS Main Outputs 2004-2008 115 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses 7,000 grants for incoming third-country students 1,000 grants for incoming third-country academics 100 Partnerships 4,400 grants for outgoing EU-students 900 grants for outgoing EU-Academics
ERASMUS MUNDUS Implementation in General By the European Commission through annual calls for proposals Actions 1, 3 and 4: European higher education institutions apply to the Commission Action 2: third-country individuals apply directly to the Masters Courses for mobility grants
ERASMUS MUNDUS What to do if you are a Third-country graduate student or academic? Action 2 Check the list of selected Masters Courses and apply for a scholarship Next deadlines: December 2005-January 2006 for courses to start in September 2006 900 students and 140 academics to receive a grant this year - 2005
ERASMUS MUNDUS What do I do if I am a Third-country higher education institution Action 3 Contact selected Masters Courses operating in your field for participation in a P’ship to receive European students and academics, to engage in joint curriculum development etc. Next deadlines: Was 31 Mar 2005 for P’ships to start in Sept 2005 (15); 31 October 2005 for P’ships to start in Sept 2006 (20)
ERASMUS MUNDUS What do I do if I am a Third-country higher education institution Action 4 Contact European partners with your ideas for a project under Action 4 Next deadlines Action 4: every 31 May for projects to start in October of the same year
ERASMUS MUNDUS 36 Selected Masters Courses Operating in 19 European countries Mainly offered in English, but also in other European languages Each Masters Course selects around 25 third- country students and 4 third-country academics every year for 5 years
ERASMUS MUNDUS 36 Selected Masters Courses now.. + 21 by September 05 Agriculture & Forestry Sciences Art & Design Business Studies, Management Sciences Communications & Information Technology Education, Teacher Training Engineering Technology Geography Earth & Environmental Studies Humanities Languages & Philological Sciences Law Mathematics & Informatics Medical, Natural and Social Sciences … and Much more….
ERASMUS MUNDUS Selected Students 2004-2005 140 Students (2 Aus) 40% Asia, 26% Americas, 16% Europe, 17% Africa, 1% Australia 42 Academics 2005-2006 808 Students (6 Aus, 4 NZ) 51% Asia, 18% Americas;14% Africa;1.3% Oceania (6Aus. 4 NZ, 1 Samoa!) 133 Academics (9 Aus)
ERASMUS MUNDUS New Zealand Students Applied Ethics – Michael King – Massey Applied Ethics – Rohan Murphy – Otago Vintage Vine – Euan Parker – Victoria Uni.
ERASMUS MUNDUS in perspective… Students Country No. of Apps. Selected % Strike% Apps. RateSuccess of total Australia16 60.5% 37.5%1.3% New Zealand 9 4 0.3% 44.4%0.9% USA63 292.1% 31.7%4.4% Canada26 100.9% 38.5%2.2% Japan 9 60.3% 66.7% 1.3%
ERASMUS MUNDUS Further Information http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/ mundus/index_en.html Lynne.Hunter@cec.eu.int Justin.Allen@cec.eu.int
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