Tag: Erasmus Mundus

Reflections from the EMA General Assembly

This post is written by Aimee Haley who is the current HEEM Course Representative at The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association. Aimee and a number of our graduates participated in the recent EMA General Assembly. In this post she gives a brief overview of the event and the activities EMA is involved in. 

The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) held its 5th annual General Assembly (GA) June 24-25, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. Over 170 people from around the world met at the Central European University to discuss the goals and organization of the association. The GA consists of representatives from the Erasmus Mundus master and doctoral courses, steering committee and service team members, and regional and country representatives. Additionally, representatives from the European Commission were also in attendance, as well as general member observers since the GA is open to all members of the EMA.

EMA was established by the European Commission in June 2006 and is a network for students and alumni of all the Erasmus Mundus master and doctoral programs. The EMA activities are conducted by its members on a voluntary basis and in cooperation with the European Commission. The association is also democratic in nature, so a large portion of the GA was dedicated to voting on changes to the leadership structure and the election of a new President and Vice President. (more…)




Erasmus Mundus European Master in Higher Education – European and Nordic applicants

Interested in an international master programme in Higher Education?

Know someone who is?


HEEM BrochureThe Faculty of Education at the University of Oslo (Norway) is proud to offer an award winning (2010- Best Learning Enviroment at the University of Oslo and 2010 Teacher of the Year)  joint,  2-year European Master Programme in Higher Education.  The Erasmus Mundus European Master in Higher Education programme is offered in cooperation with the University of Helsinki (Finland) and the University of Aveiro (Portugal).

Applications are now accepted from European (EU/EEA) and Nordic applicants (see deadlines below)

The programme ranks amongst the best Joint Degrees to be offered in Europe.
Through spending a period of studies at the three host universities, students are given the unique opportunity to experience three distinct university systems and national cultures. Students also study the field of higher education as taught by the leading edge of European researchers within the field. Upon graduation, students within the programme have the novelty of being granted a  prestige degree by three of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities.

Over the years, the programme has attracted students from more than 40 countries from far away places such as the archipelago of Vanuatu (in the Pacific Ocean), India, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Ghana, China, to name a few. The programme builts upon an innovative e-learning platform based on the audio recording of lectures, interviews with leading researchers, student/alumni blog entries, electronic reader, etc. Students also take full advantage of the various educational and networking events organised by the programme commitees of the three host universities, in Norway, Finland and Portugal.

There are a limited number of places in this highly internationalised programme.

Deadlines for applications:

  • European students (EU/EEA) -  15th of April
  • Nordic students – 1st of June.

For information please visit the Euorpean Master in Higher Education programme pages…

If you should wish to take your whole degree at University of Oslo, check out the options for taking a Masters of Philosophy in Higher Education offered at the University of Oslo.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact us at Hedda.

 




Erasmus Mundus initiative in the process of change

Erasmus MundusThe Erasmus Mundus (EM) initiative, launched after the 2003 decision, was run in two periods, 2004-2008 and 2009-2013. The goal of the programme was to improve cooperation with countries outside of Europe, and as such enhance the attractiveness and competitiveness of Europe as a destination for study. The Hedda Master programme was also one of the first 13 programmes to be accepted into Erasmus Mundus, and has within the Erasmus Mundus programme attracted students from all over the world.

The current EM initiative is now under a process of revision and is being transformed into becoming a part of the new “International higher education programme” after 2013. This means that there is now a public consultation with respect to the new programme that is to replace Erasmus Mundus. The goal is to make Erasmus Mundus more streamlined with the current “Education 2020 Strategy”. The keywords of the new strategy are knowledge, innovation, sustainability, employment and social inclusion, and it is reasonable to assume that this is becoming even more important on the agenda, since within the global economic situation, the EU member states are combating with issues like unemployment and the economy slowdown within the Union. This has put universities and higher education institutions in the center stage within the new discussions.

While there are heated scholarly debates on the legitimacy, EU activities around education and training have been in a steady increase during last years, especially after the much talked about Lisbon agenda from 2000. Lifelong learning has become a core concept in this proess and EU policies in this area are coordinated by DG AEC (DG Education and Culture) that has two directorates dealing with the issues of education and training – one focusing explicitly on the development, and the other focusing on the implementation of policies.

In addition, DG Education has also external programmes, such as the Erasmus Mundus initiative, or Tempus initiative focused on cooperation with areas surrounding the EU and other regions in the world, in addition to specific programmes focused on cooperation with other industrialised countries. A variety of these bilateral programmes and Erasmus Mundus are now integrated into the new “International higher education programme”.

The consultation process for the new proposal is now open, if you are working on the field, why not have your say?




Applications are being accepted to the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Higher Education programme

Interested in an international master programme in Higher Education?

Know someone who is?


HEEM BrochureApplications are now open for the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Higher Education programme offered in cooperation with the University of Helsinki (Finland) and the University of Aveiro (Portugal). The Faculty of Education at the University of Oslo (Norway) is proud to offer an award winning joint, 2-year European Master Programme in Higher Education.

The programme ranks amongst the very first Joint Degrees to be offered in Europe. Through spending a period of studies at the three host universities, students are given the unique opportunity to experience three distinct university systems and national cultures. Students also study the field of higher education as taught by the leading edge of European researchers within the field. Upon sucessfull graduation, students within the programme are given a rather novel degree by not one but three of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities.

Over the years, the programme has attracted students from more than 40 countries from far away places such as the archipelago of Vanuatu (in the Pacific Ocean), India, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Ghana, China, to name a few. The programme builts upon an innovative e-learning platform based on the audio recording of lectures, interviews with leading researchers, student/alumni blog entries, electronic reader, etc. Students also take full advantage of the various educational and networking events organised by the programme commitees of the three host universities, in Norway, Finland and Portugal.

There are a limited number of places in this highly internationalised programme.

For information on application deadlines and how to apply, please visit the Euorpean Master in Higher Education programme pages…

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact us at Hedda.




ASEMUNDUS contact seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia

 European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) Jakarta

European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) Jakarta

On October 7/8, 2010 and in the run-up to the EHEF Jakarta 2010 (October 9/10, 2010) a contact seminar on Erasmus Mundus will take place for interested European and Indonesian higher education representatives. Organized by the European consortium ASEMUNDUS, the seminar aims to help facilitate and strengthen cooperation and increase the number of Erasmus Mundus partnerships between Europe and Asia. The seminar offers a unique opportunity to upgrade your network by getting in touch with future cooperation partners and present your project proposal to an interested Indonesian audience.

You will be able to register online and consult the seminar’s programme via the EHEF website…

Registration to the ASEMUNDUS seminar is open until 20 September 2010.

For more information regarding the seminar, visit the website…