Additional 100 Ukrainian students and professors to benefit from EU-funded Erasmus Mundus 2010 program (22/07/2010)
European Commission adopted Financing Decision for EU funding in the framework of theErasmus Mundus program under all three Actions.
Under so-called Action 2 “Partnership”, Ukraine is associated with Belarus and Moldova in collaboration with EU Universities and together they form Lot 7. This year, like in the previous calls of 2007, 2008 and 2009, the partnership under Deusto University leadership was selected. All in all, 232 mobilities are foreseen by the project, among them 100for students and academia from Ukraine (to find more about partnership: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/2010/selection/documents/a2_s1_2010selection.pdf ).
Under Action 1 “Joint Programmes” 29 newly-selected master’s programs and 9 doctoral programmes were approved to be taught by university consortia starting from academic year 2011-2012. The consortia are mainly formed by EU universities, but the number of partners from the third countries grows with every year. This years Tempus states are represented by: Croatia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Russian Federation and Tunis. Currently, overall number of Erasmus Mundus joint master’s programs is 124 and Erasmus Mundus joint doctoral programs – 22 are open for students and academia applications from all over the world including Ukraine.
Action 3 “Attractiveness of European Higher Education” announced selection results under two calls – open and restricted; 6 projects were selected under the open call for proposal and 3 under restricted one. 6 open call projects focus on international cooperation between EU universities and their counterparts in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Erasmus Mundus is the EU educational program focusing on facilitation of international cooperation and enhancing academic mobility, including students, teachers and researchers of European and third-country universities.
The program is comprised of three Actions: 1) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s and Doctoral Courses; 2) Partnerships with Third Country higher education institutions and scholarships for mobility (formerly, Erasmus Mundus: External Cooperation Window); 3) Attractiveness of European higher education.
Under Action 1, consortia of universities jointly develop and teach master’s and doctoral programs, while Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency provides EU funding for consortia’s administrative expenses and grants scholarships to students from the EU member-states and third countries to encourage them select Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s and Doctoral Courses out of other numerous courses and programs offered by the European educational services market.
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 foresees consortia established between EU universities and third country – including neighbour states – higher educational establishments, as well as provision of mobility grants for students and academia to fund travel, accommodation, education and research. To participate in Erasmus Mundus Action 2, non-EU countries are grouped into lots; totally, 30 lots that represent all continents were selected in 2010 call.
Action 3 called «Attractiveness of European Higher Education» designed to facilitate international cooperation in the field of higher education and propagate its high quality all over the world. Projects under Action 3 are to promote European Higher Education Area in other regions and continents.
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