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Erasmus Mundus: joint programmes and mobility

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  • 1. Erasmus Mundus: joint programmes and mobility Giovanni Finocchietti Erasmus Mundus National Contact Point - Italy
  • 2.
    • Meet LISBON STRATEGY objectives (excellence, competition, mobility, employability)
    • Translate BOLOGNA PROCESS recommendations into concrete tool (compatibility/comparability of EHEA)
    • Enhance the quality of European HE through support to Joint Masters Courses
    • Enhance the attractiveness of European HE through scholarships and promotion actions
    • Support to partnership and mobility
    • 103 EM master courses
    • 7,000 scholarships/grants to TC students and scholars
    • 1,500 scholarships/grants to EU students and scholars
    • 50 partnerships with TC
    • 400 European HEIs involved
    Erasmus Mundus: aims and results (2004 - 2008) 1
  • 3.
    • A wider scope: inclusion of external cooperation objectives
    • Joint doctoral programmes + fellowships
    • Inclusion of TC HEIs in joint programmes
    • Full scholarships/fellowships for EU students
    • Collaborative partnerships with TC HEIs
    • Stronger focus of the Programme on: quality assurance, joint programme sustainability, students/doctors employability
    • 150 EMMC and 35 EMJD
    • 8,500 student scholarships
    • 4,000 scholar grants
    • Call for proposals 2010-2011 ( deadline 30 April 2009 ): 15 (new) EMMC, 10 EMJD
    Erasmus Mundus II 2009 - 2013: novelties and expected results 2
  • 4.
    • Consortium of HEIs of at least three EU and TC countries
    • Consortium agreement
    • Full integration of a jointly developed curriculum
    • Common criteria for student selection, admission, performance assessment
    • Learning agreement with student/doctoral candidate
    • ECTS scheme coherent with learning targets, and consistent
    • Mobility scheme coherent, consistent and feasible
    • Recognition of study periods and ECTS
    • Awarding of a Joint degree, or a double/multiple degree + DS
    • Joint management of the programme and of the Consortium
    • Clear and active role of each partner of the Consortium
    • Clear policy for promotion, attractiveness, quality assurance
    The Erasmus Mundus model of a joint programme 3
  • 5.
    • EMMC / EMJD: study period / training and research in at least two different HEI in two different countries
    • Erasmus Mundus: no sense for the question “Why mobility?”: a framework for those who already answered “Mobility? Yes!!”
    • Mobility is not:
      • an option in a study programme / training path
      • a module in a programme
    • Mobility is:
      • mandatory
      • designed with the EM Programme itself: mobility tracks are fully integrated in the teaching and learning paths
      • instrumental to the fulfilment of the Programme
      • a pre-condition for the awarding of a recognized joint degree
    Erasmus Mundus: a model for integration of international mobility in a joint programme 4
  • 6.
    • Challenges for the Erasmus Mundus students:
      • getting entry Visa to Europe
      • living in local communities
      • moving among institutions and countries
      • accessing to student services and on-campus facilities
    • Erasmus Mundus Programme: to spread good practices that may help EM Consortia and HEIs to
      • build mechanisms and procedures that allow their students to focus on study rather than on logistical challenges
      • facilitate collaboration among student mobility officers
      • support quality in the management of mobility
    • EMQA: Erasmus Mundus Handbook of quality of masters courses
      • 4 dimensions of quality: FLAF - Facilities, logistics and finance ; QUIL - Quality of leadership and institutions; QATL - Quality of teaching and learning; JUPI - Joined-up practice and integration
      • On-line quality self-assessment via
    Erasmus Mundus: support to best practices in the management of student mobility 5
  • 7.
    • Dissemination of good practices (information, promotion)
    • Support consortia, HEIs and officers in the adoption of good practices (training, consultancy)
    • The experience of the Italian National Contact Point:
      • permanent working group ( tavolo tecnico ) with national administrations involved in the issue of entry visa
      • participation to the Italian Bologna experts work group on the management of joint programmes (training for officers and staff)
      • full partnership in the European Project JOIMAN - Joint degree management and administration network
      • Punto nazionale di contatto
    • Viale Ventuno aprile, 36 - Roma
      • Thank you for attention!
    The role of Erasmus Mundus National Structures and the experience of the Italian National Contact Point 6