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  1. The European Community Programme ERASMUS MUNDUS Lynne Hunter

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Programme Actions Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Action 2: Scholarships Action 3: Partnerships Action 4: Attractiveness projects ERASMUS MUNDUS

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Action 1: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses Funding: 15,000 € for the consortium offering the Masters Course ERASMUS MUNDUS

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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 MUNDUSSelected Students

  30. Applied Ethics – Michael King – Massey Applied Ethics – Rohan Murphy – Otago Vintage Vine – Euan Parker – Victoria Uni. ERASMUS MUNDUSNew Zealand Students

  31. Country No. of Apps. Selected % Strike % Apps. Rate Success of total of total Australia 16 6 0.5% 37.5% 1.3% New Zealand 9 4 0.3% 44.4% 0.9% USA 63 29 2.1% 31.7% 4.4% Canada 26 10 0.9% 38.5% 2.2% Japan 9 6 0.3% 66.7% 1.3% ERASMUS MUNDUSin perspective…Students

  32. Further Information mundus/index_en.html ERASMUS MUNDUS