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Erasmus Mundus for students and Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association

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  • Welcome!Thank the invitation!
  • Questions during the presentation
  • Ask questions – how many bachelor students? How many been Erasmus? Why they came to hear about EM?
  • [Since 2004]1. high quality and excellence in education2. Erasmus Mundus prepares its participants for life in a global, knowledge-based society by supporting the mobility of students and academics throughout the world.3. Framework for exchange and dialogue between cultures4. To stimulate the convergence of degree structures and to enhance the attractiveness of European higher education world-wide.
  • Scholarships for excellent students and researchers to follow an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate at two or more European universitiesTop-quality masters and doctoral courses in a broad variety of disciplinesA scheme open to students throughout the worldhttp://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/documents/statistics/cumulative/statistics_by_country_erasmus_mundus_masters_students_selected_each_academic_year,_2004-05_to_2013-14.pdf
  • Pictures- universities (3 big and small several), diploma give my example
  • [138 EMMCs]VINTAGE - Master International Vintage, Vine, Wine and Terroir managementSUFONAMA - Sustainable Forest and Nature ManagementNOMADS EMMC - exploring without borders-documentary filmdirectingMUNDUS JOURNALISM - Erasmus Mundus Masters Journalism, Media and GlobalisationMUNDUS MAPP - Erasmus Mundus Master's in Public PolicyMONABIP - Molecular Nano- and BiophotonicsMEDEG - Economic Development and GrowthMAPNET - Masters on Photonic Networks engineering
  • 13 957 scholarships awarded (158 to France since 2010)
  • How did you start?
  • Picture – document file
  • When did you started?
  • http://www.univ-poitiers.fr/international/notre-engagement-international/engagement-europeen/master-erasmus-mundus/http://vimeo.com/38650440 (French)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQb-Qgv2ow4&list=FLowPJPWh0XX6CgSXtsVcxCQ (Matthew)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQLlwf39GcY (Q)
  • Studyportal!
  • Picture – questionsBREAKE?
  • Ask questions – how many are members? How many have heard? What they expect from EMA?
  • Website, big events
  • SC/LG/GA
  • Keep EM spirit everywhere you go and after graduationCountry Rep
  • Picture – promo event, networking
  • Communications (newsletter, EMANATE, Fb, Tw, LI, Field Reporter)Community Development (network support, EMA and EM promo events and materials, member networking and community [EMA day, postcards, love stories])Internal Affairs (statute, elections, IT solutions)Professional Development (career developments [webinars] – training and knowledge sharing, help in job search, support enterpreunership and the development of interdisciplinary projects between our members)
  • newsletter
  • Ema promotion kitFunding of events
  • Resources- webinars, country info, funding, couchsurfing
  • Jobs, networks
  • Coordinate the Programme Representative Network (PRNet) to provide an orientation for new Programme Representatives and to strengthen working relationships for the improvement of EM courses.Launch a survey to current students to assess the quality of student support servicesoffered by the consortia and to offer suggestions for improvement.Collect reflections on the overall EM experience and quality of the programmes from students nearing graduation.Manage an email account to address current students' concerns and questions in relation to the quality of their EM courses.
  • Latvia example
  • Field reporter
  • Picture – webinar, conference
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Tz3_2eKXY (GA)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os7Mkq3V39I (PRs)
  • Feedback – about my presentation, about the association (existing), how they would like info to be communicated and what would ease their involvement?
  • Transcript

    • 1. I. Erasmus Mundus II. EMA 2
    • 2. I. Erasmus Mundus  Background  Application  Experience 3
    • 3. Erasmus Mundus - objectives  Enhance the quality of European HE through international co-operation  Improve the development of human resources  Promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures  Promote Europe as a centre of excellence in learning around the world 5
    • 4. Erasmus Mundus – three actions Action 1 Joint Masters and Doctoral Programmes • implemented by EU and non-EU HEIs • full-study scholarships for students; grants for visiting scholars Action 2 Partnerships • EU and non-EU HEIs • scholarships for short-term or degree-seeking student mobility at a range of levels, and for staff Action 3 Promotional projects • raise profile of European higher education • tackle challenges of international higher education cooperation 5
    • 5. What is an Erasmus Mundus course? • • • Consortium of universities (at least 3 European countries, co-ordinated by a European university, non-European universities can be partners) Studies or research in at least 2 countries in the consortium Double, multiple or joint degree to all successful students/doctors 6
    • 6. What is an Erasmus Mundus course? From… to…. 7
    • 7. Scholarship 8
    • 8. How to apply? • Where to start? Programme Guide Calls for Proposals FAQs Selected projects How to apply for scholarships HEI partner search 9
    • 9. How to apply? • Documents: – Motivation letter – Recommendation letters – Diploma and transcript of records (>75%) – IELTS/TOEFEL – Others…. 10
    • 10. How to apply? 2013 15/12/2013 – 31/01/2014 2014 2014 2014 11
    • 11. Is it for me? + International study experience Self-confidence Friends all over the world Language training Discontinuity in studies Missing friends and family 15
    • 12. Other useful links… Funding possibilities:  National scholarships of EU Member States:   the individual EU Member States offer additional funding opportunities for doctoral candidates including specific funding for joint programmes between two countries Promodoc  www.promodoc.eu Marie Curie  http://ec.europa.eu/mariecurieactions ERC  http://erc.europa.eu Study in Europe  http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe http://www.studyportals.eu/ 13
    • 13. 14
    • 14. II. EMA  Structure  Events  Activities 15
    • 15. Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) History • Founded: June 2006 by an initiative of the Directorate General for Culture and Education of the European Commission • Volunteer organisation • Administered by the service provider • Over 8,500 EMA students & alumni as members 16
    • 16. EMA Objectives • Serve the interests of Erasmus Mundus alumni and students • Create professional and personal networks • Foster international careers of Erasmus Mundus graduates • Provide a channel of communication • Give recommendations to potential students 17
    • 17. Structure 18
    • 18. EMA Structure Steering Committee (SC) EMA president: Leasa Weimer 19
    • 19. EMA Structure Regional Chapters Service Teams EMA Programme Representatives Networks 20
    • 20. EMA – Regional Chapters North America Europe Eurasia Middle East South Asia Latin America Africa India China Far East SEA Oceania 21
    • 21. EMA – Regional Chapters • • • Alumni and Student Networking (EMA Day and other events) Pre-departure events Promotion events in education fairs and universities, cities 22
    • 22. EMA – Service Teams Communications Internal Affairs Community Development Professional Development 23
    • 23. EMA – Service Teams Communications 24
    • 24. EMA – Service Teams Community Development 25
    • 25. EMA – Service Teams Internal Affairs 26
    • 26. EMA – Service Teams Professional Development 27
    • 27. EMA - Networks • • • • • • • • GeoMundus Human[i]ties Inie LGBT Women Sust-EMA-bility PhD Network Photography 28
    • 28. EMA – Programme Representatives Coordinated by Course Quality Advisory Board 29
    • 29. Events 30
    • 30. EMA - Events Promotion, networking and academic events EMA members can take part in and plan: • Networking events [EMA Day] • Representation at fairs • Promotion and academic events 31
    • 31. EMA - Events Annual General Assembly • EMA crowd gathers every year in a different European city • Workshops, review the year and network • Representatives of EM Courses • Active members of the Association • Officers of the European Commission • Boards of EMA regional chapter • EMA Steering Committee 32
    • 32. EMA - Events Liaison Group (LG) • Discuss further development of the Association, report on the passed and planned activities and events, network and brainstorm • Annual event in Brussels • EMA Steering Committee, representatives of EMA Teams and EMA regional chapters 33
    • 33. Activities 34
    • 34. EMA - Activities „Emanate“ Magazine • Bi-annual magazine for all members and interested stakeholders • Informative articles • Members’ reports • Announcements 35
    • 35. EMA - Activities Erasmus Mundus Graduate Impact Survey • Longitudinal study • Assessing the impact of Erasmus Mundus on career, attitude towards Europe and the EU, personality and social life • Results available under www.em-a.eu 36
    • 36. EMA - Activities Networks • Conferences • Webinars • Experience sharing • Mentoring 37
    • 37. EMA Activities • Initiative together with OCEANS Network • Realise member project ideas:  various disciplines (non-profit as well as business)  empower members to work on joint projects, create networks • Examples of project selection: – The taste of Erasmus Mundus – our international cookbook – SmartTag – Go green! – MissingLink 38
    • 38. Join EMA! Why should you join? • No fees: absolutely free • Possibility to meet new people: professional, personal, social • Close links with the European Commission • International and local events and meetings • Helping the next Erasmus Mundus generations • Promoting the idea of international education 39
    • 39. Become part of the EMA family! www.em-a.eu 40
    • 40. EMA online • Website: www.em-a.eu • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErasmusMundusAssociation • Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Erasmus_Mundus • Contact: service@em-a.eu 43
    • 41. Thank you for your attention! 42
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